Last Sunday, we had a rare day off together as a family, so we made the most of it and headed out in search of adventure. We meandered over to Pasadena with no real plans in mind. We found a great playground near Colorado Blvd and stopped to play for a bit!
Shirt courtesy of Gigi (short for Great-Grandmother) from our trip to Naples last year! It finally fits!
Then we stretched our legs and went for a walk.
Look! Leaves! Los Angeles finally got its FALL! (A few months late, but there are leaves! We celebrated!)
We made our way over to our favorite travel store (Distant Lands) and picked up another Eagle Creek travel cube. We could have spent all day in there. The maps! The books! The suitcases! It makes us giddy. We may or may not have a pretty exciting international trip up our sleeves.
Anyways, we left Pasadena and headed over to Hollywood for the rest of the day. We live SO close, but since it’s not exactly the cleanest place in the world, we don’t spend all that much time there. But on that day, it was perfect. I strapped Adele to me in the carrier, and within one block on Hollywood Boulevard, she was passed out!
I know my days of having my baby sleep on me are numbered, so I soaked up every minute of this glorious nap.
She slept long enough for us to walk a couple of miles (and pick up Book of Mormon tickets on the way!!!!) and STILL have enough time to spare for us to sit down at a restaurant (Pig & Whsitle, for you locals!) and eat lunch! (Yes, I was careful not to get crumbs in her hair. haha) She woke up just as we were wrapping up there. We sat and gave her lunch for a little bit and continued over to Hollywood & Highland.
Our last stop was a visit to Sweet, an enormous candy store. Irving had bought me a gift certificate to make my own candy bar there! It was better than we thought it would be! And fun too!
My bar had a dark chocolate base and was filled with peanut butter, mini m&ms, Rice Krispies and crushed Oreos.
Irving’s had a milk chocolate base, filled with nutella, ground coffee, banana chips and sea salt.
So to recap: playground, travel store, baby nap, quiet lunch with hubby… and chocolate. Yep. Perfect day.
“expiration date”? Jake got tickets for the Monterey area Hollywood tour that we did the day after Christmas
That sounds super fun. YAY for Book of Mormon tickets! And I’d pay good money for your candy bar 🙂
I’m so excited to see the show! We’re going next weekend!!