Hiking. . .
from Ava’s point of view- “I liked the rocks. I climbed way up high and Mommy was scared. Then I played in a stream with my cousins and I could get my feet wet in the super cold water just like they did.”
from Mommy’s point of view- Love getting exercise and, for the second time, Ava made it the entire way. She didn’t even complain about being tired today like she did on Sunday. Watching the kids play in the stream made me smile.
Treats from the bakery (Spruce Confections). . .
from Ava’s point of view- “First I ate all of the frosting off the cake and Mommy didn’t even get any. Then I just let Mommy have some of the cake, well, I think it was a muffin.”
from Mommy’s point of view- Mmmmmm, chocolate and a cappuccino.
Wandering further down the Pearl Street Mall. . .
from Ava’s point of view- “I just wanted to play in the fountains and when I first saw them, I thought they would be too cold. Then my cousins went in and I decided to try. I got soaking wet!”
from Mommy’s point of view- She’s so brave and I love the sound of her squealing with joy. Whenever I wonder about our second child’s adjustment into our family, I imagine him with us at times like this and see him with a smile, too.
Happy Hour at Bimbamboo. . .
from Ava’s point of view- “Well I love the hotstickers (potstickers) with shrimp. And soy sauce is very salty- that’s why I like it.”
from Mommy’s point of view- Mmmm, sweet potato fries and shrimp and leek potstickers make a tasty snack. Ginger ale mixed with lime, mint, and pearl vodka was the perfect accompaniment.
All of this without getting into our car once! We walked out of our front door, went for a hike, got pastries and coffee, played in the fountains, stopped to see Nathan at work, picked up our repaired bike trailer wheel, had happy hour snacks, and walked back home. I don’t think I would ever tire of this lifestyle.