Monday, November 21, 2011

Pre-Holiday Crazy, Just for Fun

We had a crazy weekend where I felt like a bad mommy for packing in so much crap into one weekend when I know that the next six weeks will be crazy.  I do get some weird comfort that the nanny provides a much more relaxed pace so the poor thing can recover.  Friday night we avoided the Souplantation and hit up the Counter instead.  LO inhaled an inordinate amount of french fries that I think gave her gas for the rest of the weekend.  She ate almost an entire adult family size plate of fries.  I could have stopped her sooner but I had NEVER seen anything like it.  She can go an entire day with consuming a bite of cheese and some milk.  I worry constantly about her lack of food and veggie consumption but obviously she can consume a lot more food as long as the food is fries. 

Saturday, LO and hit up our first warehouse sale downtown.  Practically every weekend you can go to a sample or warehouse sale but I never go as the pace and intensity can be frightening.  Another mom suggested we go but Friday night both of us were tired and it sounded like  a horrid idea so we decided to skip.  Saturday morning LO and I were just sitting there looking at each other so we hopped in the car and hit the Splendid, Ella Moss, Little Ella sale and it was a lot of fun.  LO LOVED the loud music and looking at the racks and racks of clothes. I found a ton of kids clothes on the cheap and feel like I could do it again. I got a call asking LO to join my family at a LA KINGS game so she was off to the game and shopping as soon as we got home.  DH and I found ourselves with time to OURSELVES that involved champagne shopping.  We drank champagne and then went shopping which is ALWAYS a bad idea.  LO came home that night right before I went to Mom's Night Out in honor of another mommy friend pg with her second baby.  Second baby, second baby, second baby, ahhhhhhhhh.

Sunday, my dad flew into town to see LO and go to Santa Barbara in the pouring rain to see a private museum with one of the largest sports memorabilia and pop culture collections in the country.   LO was not impressed with much except the Oompa Loompa costume and the submarine from 20,000 Leagues under the Sea.  I was impressed with the ELF costume in the Will Ferrell movie outfits collection and the pink dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.  My dad liked the Michael Jackson collection which had his iconic white glove, red bejazzled sweater and an outfit with a lot of tassels and such.  There was also enough sports memorabilia to make your head spin like the original rules of basketball written in a notebook.  Basketball was supposed to be a female sport BTW.  They also had the Holy Grail tablet from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade one of my all time fav movies growing up.  I also did love Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory but was disappointed to see the everlasting gobstopper and the golden egg just looked like movie props.  Other cool stuff included the Lucille Ball dresses and fur and the first edition book collection. 

Then on the way home at the airport my dad was almost hit by a car.  I can't event talk about it as I am still in shock that he didn't see the CAR racing towards him and then he was on the front bumper ALL because he left his phone in our car.  LO broke down HARDCORE when we got her home and demanded her bed immediately.  Poor thing, put a lovey on her face and wanted to be left the hell alone.  Oh LO, I love you and will try in JANUARY to make things less hectic.