Happy weekend everyone!
If we were having coffee today I’d tell you all about our trip to California. Though we’d be having coffee on the beach because we’re still here!
Though if we were having coffee, I’d be honest and tell you that I’m really looking forward to going home tomorrow. I’m convinced that the term “family vacation” is an oxymoron with kids this age. Well, actually vacation with J and N would be fine — no diapers, no naps, etc. But when your family includes an 8-month-old baby who’s still breastfeeding, doesn’t sleep through the night at home, and DEFINITELY doesn’t sleep through the night when sleeping in a pack-n-play, it’s a recipe for Mama labor camp more than vacation. I’ll be ready to get home.
This is the best way to get Baby J to nap, and he takes catnaps at best:
We arrived last weekend and spent a few days visiting with Albert’s family in the LA area. I had one wish for our LA trip — a visit to the Garment District! I got my wish, though my visit there was short. We only had a couple of hours, which allowed me to hit up Michael Levine and the Michael Levine loft. I would have loved to spend a day or two down there, but considering the vast amount of fabric I left those places with, it’s probably best that I didn’t this time. I’m already planning my girls’ weekend with my sewing gals for the fall — an LA visit dedicated to fabric shopping!
Then we headed down the coast to Encinitas, CA and a beach house! We have a good friend from college getting married here tonight, and J and N are both in the wedding. I made their wedding outfits, but sadly did not have time to finish my own dress with all the packing craziness in the few days before we left. Oh well, I’ll finish it for a date night next month.
Encinitas is beautiful and perfect for families with young kids. We’re just a couple of blocks away from Moonlight Beach, which is super kid-friendly. The kids are loving the beach — N loves the sand, and J loves the ocean!
But tomorrow we take our show on the road again — this time home to Kansas. Let me tell you, I will welcome the good night’s sleep!
If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?