Lots to cover.
Here we go!
My Delta Gamma pledge sister, Kelly, came to visit recently. She's lucky enough to have work in San Diego occasionally and so we see her often!
She joined us for Carter's early morning basketball game and then a pancake breakfast at the Lion's Club. All for a good cause!
Next up? A brief visit to Legoland. Kel had never been and is 27 weeks preggo, so we didn't want to wear her out.
Kelly seemed less enthused about my favorite ride. Think she texted the whole time.
Lunch time. Little bit is learning to use chopsticks. She's pretty good, too!
Spent the night in Old Town with Kelly and kids.
Enjoyed cruising around historical San Diego.
Ate 2 meals at the Coyote Cafe. Dinner and then breakfast, too.
Cinnamon tortillas with melted butter? Yes, please!
Love how each restaurant has tortilla bakers facing the street, selling them by the single and dozen.
One day we'll make it to this Creole Cafe. Looks darling.
Visited briefly the Whaley House. Super haunted and fabulous. Kids were dying for a ghost tour. Maybe this week when we return for a visit with Uncle Chris!
Candle making is always a favorite. Kids had Valentine $$ from Pa and Mae Mae......so they spent it wisely, of course. :)
Walked through the Museum de Estrellio.
Supposedly haunted, as well. Will return for a more thorough visit after reading up on it more.
Kids swam in the morning and I enjoyed the views.
I love San Diego.
And, now.........Valentine's Day.
Carter, our 5th grader (sigh), did not have a traditional Valentine party. He's too big. Instead, they wrote kind essays about each other and read them aloud at their tables.
Dressed up in ties and coats. The girls had on fancy dresses.
Tea was served. Napkins were used. It was adorable and heart breaking all at the same time.
My oldest is growing up.
I brought the finger sandwiches.
It was a very cool party for them.
And, you know I wore my trademark embarrass-Carter socks. In lieu of tights this time.
Changing things up a bit.
Wonder if he'll allow me to do this in Middle School?
Wonder if he'll allow me to enter his Middle School?
Lainey has decided to marry Jack.
It was Valentine's Day. Love was in the air.
Jack may have other plans.
School party for Jack.
Kindergarten is so fun, yall.
Back home to visit with the McNamara girls.
Our precious, precious girls. Who are moving soon.
My heart is breaking. More on that later.
Received lots of goodies from family and friends and Jack paid particular attention to the jelly beans from Aunt Caroline.
And, he wore a tie to school 2 days in a row.
More coming soon:
*Pa's in town this weekend.
*Might be headed to La Jolla tomorrow for an art show.
*Ski trip is being planned.
*Water Sound (next to Seaside, Florida) has been booked!
Spring is on its way here in Southern California, despite the yucky rain and cold today.
I'm ready to plant flowers.
I'm ready for the beach.
I'm ready for a tan.