Saturday, March 20, 2010

Day 11 from Burbank: The Arboretum

Yesterday Shaboom was sad and didn't eat.

Translation for me:
I feel bad for Shaboom, disregard the not eating part and use a previous day's menu.

Yogurt and granola for breakfast.

The house has exploded.
The laundry was piled up so high it was waving at someone outside. Dirty dishes, toys and dog hair....all this destruction in one morning? Really?
None of this really matters because we are going to the Arboretum for a play date!

Snacks, drinks and denial, let's go!

A lot of laughing, walking and chasing 3 year olds.

There was a group of painters there that day.

After all that walking and enjoying we go to Marie Callender's for lunch. I had this delicious salad.
Gorgonzola, Pecan
& Field Greens Salad

Mixed baby greens tossed with crisp Granny Smith apples, sweet candied pecans, dried cranberries, gorgonzola cheese and balsamic vinaigrette

My friend, David, asked if I picked this because of the French thing or because it's what I really wanted. I told him it was both. My taste is changing.

3 year old falls asleep on the way home. Once home, there's a successful car to bed transfer. Should clean the house but so tired.
Time to unleash the girls and slip into pajamas....I mean loungewear.

Hubby walks in....

Hubby: My cousins are here.

Me: Please tell me that's code for something.....

Hubby: What's wrong with you? Pam and Kimmy are here.

Me: Seriously? The house and the dishes and could have called.....pajamas.....the girls.....oh well.....

Pam and Kimmy just shoved some laundry over, sat down and brought out Sea Monkeys for the little guy. I love Pam and Kimmy.

Baguette, ham and gruyere for dinner.


  1. The best family members are the ones who aren't afraid to pull up a pile of whites and sit down.

  2. All families have their dirty laundry. Be glad yours is real not a euphemism.

  3. I don't think your shots of the arboretum could look any more like France. Ironic.

  4. That's weird. I didn't even notice that.......

  5. Your laundry was waving at my laundry waving at your laundry.

  6. New friends are fun:) Can I introduce you to some dirty dishes?