Friends, Food and Fun
We had such a great time with our friends that came to visit! When we lived in Oregon, they were two doors down from us. They now live in Utah, so the trip here isn't too bad. Baby Girl and their oldest daughter N used to be great friends. It was fun to see that they were able to jump right back in and play without any reservations.
On Thursday night I made the PF Changs chicken that usually goes in the lettuce wraps... but we served it over rice. Then we just chatted and enjoyed each other's company and let the kids swim in the pool in the back yard.
Friday we headed to the beach and had a great time. Lots of playing and running and enjoying the sunshine! We ate at Mary's that night (fantastic little hole in the wall type cafe in Oceanside) and headed home. The kids slept so well that night! I wish every day was beach day :)
Saturday was kind of a crazy day for our family. Little Bug is involved in an art class that is funded by a grant. If the students don't show up, the program looses it's money. So, we make every attempt to be there so that this program stays afloat! But Hubby wanted to go out and try to fly his airplane. So we split into two groups. One went to the class to pick up LB and then go to the park and the other went out to pick grapes and fly the airplane. When my group got back I realized that Hubby had the keys to the house. So, we did what anyone would do. We went for ice cream! When Hubby found out we were having ice cream they went and got some too... we had Dippin Dots and they had Coldstone! I was not happy... I had NO IDEA there was a Coldstone in the neighborhood!! Luckily, they brought some of it home for us to eat... so I guess I got the best of both worlds! Red had a birthday party that afternoon and my friend, C and I headed to the outlet malls.
Now, you need to understand that these are called the "Desert Hills Premium Outlets" aka - you can't afford anything here, but it's fun to look! Just to name a few of the stores... The Armani Exchange, Ann Taylor, Barneys, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Dior, Dolce & Gabanna, Gucci, Juicy Couture, Liz Claiborne, Ralph Lauren, and Saks Fifth Avenue off 5th. Needless to say, I didn't buy anything in any of those stores. But, I did get a few things from Bass - where everything was on sale plus another 40% off your total purchase and I got a few smaller things that were on clearance in Carters and Gap for the kids. Places I don't normally shop, but couldn't pass up dresses for $10 and t-shirts for $6.
Saturday night we just relaxed and ate and visited and let the kids swim for a bit again. It was hard to have them go on Sunday morning. It was so much fun to have them here! Anyone else want to come down and visit? Our doors are open and the beach is close...