Disneyland on Friday with the family and Bubba's first time!
I put the boys to sleep and then fifth wheeled with my brother and his friends (two couples). We then played Puerto Rico! As the most experienced Puerto Rico player, I was quite disappointed to come in not just last.. but WAY behind. Bah.
Behind a big grass wall with Jordan, my brother and his girlfriend.
We headed over to the Promenade and walked around Santa Monica Place for a bit. Used the fancy bathrooms at Bloomingdale's and then made a trip to the Disney Store for Jordan to peruse the stuff (but no more toys, he already got a ton upon arriving in LA). We got tired and stopped over at the Pinkberry while Jordan made Uncle Ray run with him up and down the promenade. And then it was time to head back to meet up with Grace!
My BFF Grace was also in town from the wedding we were unable to go to. She was taking some vacation so she joined us in Marina Del Rey. Jordan had a blast making sand castles with Auntie Grace while I tried to keep Bubba above the sand. We were there until the sun came down and then we made our way back for dinner. I finally got the boys down to bed a few hours later and scared Grace. She almost immediately began making plans for vacation with her husband because she has witnessed firsthand how hard it will be with kids. Hahaha.
The next morning, Grace and I walked to the nearby Starbucks and just continued to hang out. Just two grown up adult Asian women, out during a weekday, as if not a care in the world. It was absolutely fabulous to be just chilling near the beach. After Grace left, we cleaned up the beach house a bit and got ready to head back to Arcasia. Almost two hours later and a disgusting reminder of how awful LA traffic is... (it was 30 miles maybe...) we were back at my parent's. Jordan was so esctatic when he saw the playground equipment in my mom's huge yard. "Park!" he said. "Go park!!!" he yelled over and over again. He then spent the rest of the afternoon playing in puo puo's backyard (the first time he could use all of the play equipment on his own) and left with a souvenir of black feet and hands. He also played soccer with Uncle Ray, ran around on the new flat grass my parents got, and chased after Fatty. Bubba and I chilled in the shade while I worked. The only bad thing about that beach house.. the internet was sucky. I was so happy to have solid internet and be able to work for a few hours while Bubba lay next to me, enjoying the nice cool weather in the shade.