It’s been a little quiet here since Valentines day. We’ve been running around entertaining ourselves and going on some fun adventures. Thomas had the past week of which meant lots of snuggles, reading, lego building, and puzzles. But that isn’t exactly anything new around our household.
Thomas dressed up for his Valentines Day school party. He was thrilled to get to finally wear his chukkas to school. He came home after having far too much sweets. Which was ironic since his teacher asked that we not send candy to school with the kids. That being said we spent the afternoon drinking water and milk in an effort to calm his sugar high. Matt brought home the most incredible bouquet of ranunculus. I made my beef bourguignon a family tradition. We spent the night watching a movie and filling our belly’s. As a gift Matt surprised me with a trip to SF to spend the weekend with my best friend, Jenny, from college. Matt had a work opportunity and my parents planned their annual desert trip so Thomas got to spend the weekend with his cousins and family in Borrego.
We flew up Friday afternoon, while Matt began his conference, Jenny and I caught up and headed to Nectar. We spent the evening drinking wine flights, dining over delicious food, and talking non stop. We especially enjoyed reading through the descriptions of their wines. To give you some examples…
“Bleasdale Vineyards, ‘Uncle Dick’: The Red Brut Sparkling Shiraz – a frozen bomb boysenberry jam explodes on the palate with a fuzzy whoosh of eucalyptus leaves, an ice-cold shot of anisette, & a hard shwack that lets you know that uncle dick isn’t kidding.”
“2009 Domaine Des Triennes, Rosé – a warm refreshing late summer breeze carrying a distant scent of herbs carries aloft a shower of rose petals while snacking upon tart cherries dusted with pepper.”
Saturday Matt had his conference throughout the day so Jenny and I stopped by her friend’s birthday where they spent the afternoon playing sloshball. A rather hilarious version of kickball that includes drinking lots of beer. Afterwards Jenny and I relaxed at home and got ready for dinner at the local and famed Leopold’s german restaurant. Known best by their “Boots”, 5L glass stein in the shape of a boot, filled with beer. Matt and I decided we had to join in the experience and shared one. Quite the experience it was. After dinner my dear friend Cambria lured us to a local club where we spent some time in the dark, loud, and packed club. Something a bit uncharacteristic for Matt and I, but how many time are we going to be childless in the city right?
Sunday we brunched at The Brixton, which is probably my new favorite restaurant. With a great variety of food, a neat vibe, and great location, I silently wished they would build a closer location in SoCal. Following brunch we stopped into a couple local Marina shops before enjoying some time down at Fisherman’s Wharf. It was a wonderful weekend, though difficult to be in the city without Thomas for the first time since in years. Lucky for him, he was shooting of rockets, feasting on s’mores and hiking with his aunt, uncle, papa, and grandma.
Having the following week off from school, I resigned to work from home for the week and we made forts, built his new batman lego set, watched movies and generally kept a mellow flow throughout the week. Thomas decided it was time to design the tree house that we have been talking about putting up in the yard and spent a couple of hours “drafting & designing” each part. It’s amazing to see how much following his dad around has taught him when it comes to architecture. We both think we might have another architect on our hands. (No complaints from mom!)
We finished the break with a beautifully sunny day down at the harbor exploring and learning about some local history and feasting on delicious pizzas at our local pizza place, NEApolitan. So as I mentioned before, we’ve had some adventures.
And well, that’s all for now folks. Hope you have had a fabulous couple of weeks yourselves.