We had a nice weekend together. Yesterday the weather was BEAUTIFUL so we went on a big walk. DH had the LO in the bjorn and we walked all the way to Casa Del Mar (almost 2 miles). I pushed the stroller because it's the easiest way to have the diaper bag and a seat for the LO when we stop for lunch. We wanted to have a bite at the Casa Del Mar's lobby bar but they don't serve food until 3:00. They did have a 3-course brunch but I thought that would be too much for the LO to sit through - not to mention it would cost an arm and a leg ($60 per person BEFORE drinks). So then we walked to Big Dean's - a dive bar near the pier that serves food. Big Dean's was totally packed - sucky.
So for Plan C, we walked to Lowe's - which ended up being the best option by far. We sat at a shaded table outside by the pool, we were able to see the ocean and our lunch was great. It was really nice to be outside.
Today I have to take the LO back to the pediatrician for more shots. When we took her in for her 6 month appointment, she needed so many vaccines that she would have had to have 6 shots. That is ridiculous! I guess she might have been able to handle it but DH and I definitely couldn't so we made an appointment to go back. Today she's getting the flu shot and the H1N1 and I think something else. Ugh. I hate it.
So this morning when I dropped her off at the GP they had a video playing in the office. It was showing her room making water color paintings. I remember when I picked her up a week or so ago she had blue all over her outfit and that was what it was from. So cute watching them paint. However, it's pretty funny what the GP does with the paintings. They had a few kids collaborate on each work of art and then they auction it off Saturday night at the Teacher Appreciation Night fundraiser. So the parents have a few cocktails and then everyone goes nuts bidding on the art. At first I was trying to figure out why someone would bid up a painting by someone else's kid but when I saw that a few kids collaborate on each painting - now I get it. Man - that is sneaky, huh? The worst is that Lola is dying to see this painting so I know we're going to have to buy it. Well, we'll see. DH and I will have to talk beforehand and establish limits for ourselves. Dang! Oh well, it should be a fun night anyway and nice to mingle with the other parents.
Well, here we go, another week!