Blocks and blocks of cheap shopping.
(I'm so much more a quantity vs quality gal.)
Which is why I couldn't resist an $8 purchase of cute sandals. Helped in part by Casey's reminder that it would be one more pair towards my 365 pair goal.
(Not sure how long these ones will last. They are very cheaply made.)
I loved the shoes and purses shops, Megan loved the fabric shops.
Mike doesn't, so we didn't spend as much time there as I'd have liked.
Onto more important matters.
Some of our favorite cousins live in Southern California, and we were thrilled to be able to spend time with them. Why oh why didn't I get more pictures? And why didn't I get any of the adults?
(Cousins Ricky and Luke--I have a photo of them side-by-side when they are about 1 and 3 weeks old, I should find it.)
Katie and Ellie weren't able to spend as much time together as the boys, but after the few minutes it took to "warm up" to each other, they were having a splendid time together. I was so said to have to say goodbye. Darn miles between loved ones.
(Katie, Drew and Ellie)
(Not sure why Picasa wouldn't let me fix the red eye on this one!)I can't forget our afternoon visit to Santa Monica Pier. Although, I will leave out the part about me being the only one to get an ice cream. (Long story...hard to explain...) Cindy wrapped it up well in a text later that evening, "It's good for your children to see you are special." Ha ha.
Children LOVED the breakfast buffet at the hotel. It was always a little crazy and chaotic, and I was mildly self-conscious of how many children we were traipsing through there each morning. (I'm sure which is why Mike gladly volunteered to stay behind and pack the lunch the second morning...)
Not exactly the fashion statement she was hoping to make.