10.19.2008

Weekend Update

Last weekend we had unsettled stomachs and Top Ramen for dinner. This weekend we were back in the swing of things with happy kids, Chipotle for lunch, and a trip to the LA temple.

On Friday, we headed to the LA Zoo with Doris and her kids. All the kids, except Owen (surprisingly), were in cranky moods. There were a few bright spots in the outing but for the most part there were tears and emotion. That's not how the zoo should be! No worries though. Since Doris has a membership, I'm sure we'll be mooching off her again! Especially since she does the Zoo my style: don't bother with the boring stuff, walk quickly to the cool stuff, and let the kids out at the really great animals. It was perfect. Lucy liked the gorillas, tigers, and giraffes. And how milk drunk is Owen?Funny picture of Lucy and Hannah. For some reason, climbing concrete steps seems to be the highlight of any outing, no matter where we are:
On Saturday, I got some sewing in while Casey took Lucy to the park and Owen slept. I've been setting goals for myself to get my inventory up and get the site ready for business again. So far, so good. I've made 10 blankets, hair clips, and tried out a few branded Tees for Owen, my guinea pig:

That night we left the kids with friends and spent a few hours at the LA temple. It was absolutely perfect and just what I needed after a long week with the kids. The twilight sky was really beautiful: Afterward, we headed to Chilis for yummmmy burgers and fries. I haven't been there for about year! I miss their silly side salads with bleu cheese dressing.
Sunday evening we let the kids play at a nearby park. Owen did what Owen does best: look for wood chips and eat them as quickly as possible.
Lucy had fun running circles around him:And they both paused long enough to grab some cute photos:
Lucy and her immodest shirt:
I promise I love Owen just as much:
To finish off the evening, chocolate chip cookies anyone? Of course! On a whim, I bought these chips at the store the other day because 1) they were on sale and 2) they looked so fancy that I had to give them a try. They did NOT disappoint. I hope they're on sale again!
And while I've been blogging, Lucy found a stash of Trader Joe's stickers and is having a good ole time sticking them. Simple pleasures (and yet another reason why I love TJs):
Good weekend to everyone! Hope you had a nice one.

15 comments:

The Hunt House said...

Hey,
Adorable pictures of the kids. I love the one of you and Casey. Doesn't it feel good to have a real deal date? The temple is always so refreshing. Great post. LOVED the Orange post too! Lets hang out again this week!

debra said...

I love so many things about this post... 1- the LA Temple, 2- Chilis (I can't go to the Provo/Orem one without having flashbacks of MANY nights there with everyone), 3- Trader Joes. They so badly need to come to Utah! I'm not a big zoo fan, but I do love the LA zoo.

Fun week for you guys!

Saunja said...

Your hair is getting so long! You look beautiful! And HOW can you go a YEAR without going to Chili's? I can't stay away from that place.

Jean said...

Awww, what fun!! I'm so glad you guys enjoyed a date night at the temple and then Chili's. Guittard cookies?!! YUM! Sometimes splurging toooootally pays off. :-)

dietcokegrrl said...

Great post! Glad you at least got a good shot from the zoo...sorry about all the drama!

YAY on getting your inventory up and yes, your hair is looking fabulous in those pictures! And I think I need to try those chocolate chips...

Joe and Marci said...

So cool that you went to the temple. It's hard to go with a nursing baby (that won't take a bottle) - I can't wait to get back.
I love all your orange stuff, too. I can't wait to see the shirt you come up with to go with that darling skirt.

the bates motel said...

sounds like a fun weekend. glad the kids are doing better and glad you and casey got to get out and go on a date! love those nights!

Sara said...

yum. Just went and got some of those chocolate chips- they were on sale here too! What luck! Fun day!

Nicole said...

Fun weekend, I am glad everyone is feeling good again!

lyndsey said...

what a fun weekend. i love the logo shirts and i feel like maybe i haven't seen your hair down in a long time because it looks so LONG!! pretty. hope you have a great week!

Jessica said...

I absolutely love your branded Tees!

La La Land said...

Guittard are the BEST! That's all I ever use, unless the store is out.

Love the Joon Bug shirts!

And, your hair is getting SO long!

Erica said...

I LOVE the little "joon bug" shirt for Owen, I might need to order one?!?

Diane and Andrew said...

Those temple pictures are beautiful!

Anne said...

Everyone already said what I wanted to say. But most importantly, Guittard chips are the best! They are bigger and tastier than Nestle or any other brand. I prefer the milk choc. in any choc. chip cookie recipe. I'll never go back to any other brand.

I do have to add I love the pic of you and Casey at Chili's. You look so relaxed and refreshed- exactly what a date night to the temple and dinner out should do for you!