Monday, November 11, 2013

We ended up in San Diego

Last weekend we were itching to get out of our apt and go somewhere for a night. Cole was still sick with a cold, which had cooped me up in the house the past couple of days and I was getting stir crazy.  We laid down Cole for his nap on Friday morning and Chad decided to book a hotel down in San Diego, and we were on the road by 1:00, record time for us.

We stayed at the Omni Hotel in the Gaslamp District, its walking distance to SeaPort Village, which is one of our favorite places to walk around at Sunset. It's amazing how much I enjoy just watching Cole walk around with no direction, discovering new sights, sounds, and even tastes. Life really has slowed down in some ways, and sped up in others with a child.

Another favorite spot is Old Town San Diego. Little did we know it was the "Day of the Dead" and  crazy busy with face-painted skeletons and dressed up zombies. Parking was next to impossible so we stopped at the Mormon Battalion for a quick tour to justify parking in their lot. The tortillas you can buy on the street are so authentic and delicious we ended up eating about a dozen for dinner. Between the regular, chocolate and strawberry flavors we covered a 3-course meal :)

On Saturday we met up with our friends Dave and Jill, and their two kids Chace and Ariana at Balboa Park. We had a great time exploring, riding the train, people watching, and catching up. We don't have a ton of friends with kids so it was fun having them close by to do kid stuff with, and also feel like we got to hang out with friends! Oh San Diego, we sure love you!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Shark Sighting

Don't worry this is a friendly shark, who was more interested in people's dogs than in the candy he collected. I never knew I could have more fun than when I went trick-or-treating as a kid. If you know me, you know how much I love candy, which is why Halloween was one of my favorite holidays. But having Cole has made Halloween even more fun. It was great dressing him up, seeing how he would do wearing his costume (he did great), and taking him out to a couple of neighbors.

Since he loves the outdoors he enjoyed walking the neighborhood and stopping at a few houses. At the first house we went to he got two pieces of candy and he held on to those pieces the whole night. He didn't care about anything else besides those candies (which melted in his sweaty little hands), and the dogs that barked at the doors. We then headed back inside and passed out candy to some trick-or-treaters. Chad quizzed each kid about their costume and depending on how well they answered him, AND how old they were, determined the type of candy he gave them (crackers, tootsie pops, or the good chocolate).