Last week, we enjoyed another beautiful day in the park with some of our new mama friends and their kids. Seven babies in all! It’s been so much fun meeting other new moms and introducing Adele to some new friends. It’s always a good time with lots of advice and stories swapping around.
Crying in the Park September 22, 2012
Endeavor Flyover September 21, 2012
I’ve always been fascinated with space. When I was little, I would set up my telescope and stay outside for hours looking at the moon and the stars. I vividly remember looking at the Hale Bopp comet when it came by. In fourth grade, I did a presentation on why Sally Ride was my hero. I wanted to grow up to be an astronaut. I dreamed of going to Space Camp (remember that movie?!) And I was so excited when my family visited the Kennedy Space Center in fifth grade.
So when I found out that the Endeavor Space Shuttle would be flying over Los Angeles today, I was pretty excited. Irving got up early to hike up to the Hollywood Sign. But since it was 97* out today, we decided not to take Adele up there. I sent him on his way solo with clear instructions to take LOTS of pictures! While he was waiting, he first took some awesome shots of Hollywood.
But I was determined to catch my own glimpse of history, so I packed up the baby and we headed to Universal Studios (where it was supposed to also do a flyover!)
Don’t worry, Adele. Someday, you’ll learn about this day in school and you can say you saw it!
We waited in the shade at City Walk with a crowd of people. Tourists kept walking by saying “what are you all waiting for?” And I responded “We’re waiting for the shuttle” and they all thought I meant the Universal Studios shuttle. haha I corrected myself to say “The Space Shuttle!”
To infinity and beyond!
Adele Meets her Aunties! August 13, 2012
We knew they wanted to have maximum snuggle time at home with her, so we didn’t do too much. But on Wednesday, we ventured downtown to explore for a little bit. Adele has a new habit of screaming in the car lately. I think she just doesn’t like sitting by herself (who would, right?) But the white noise app on my cell phone seems to do the trick everytime. It’s starting already… my daughter is already hogging my phone!
Our wanderings led us to the LA Public Library. (Side note: I think it’s one of the best kept secrets in LA. It’s awesome! So many cool things to see inside. They even have a flyer in the lobby you can pick up so you can do a self-guided tour. Worth a visit if you live local!)
[insert a lazy afternoon at home]
Drive-In Double Feature! July 13, 2012
Saturday night, Irving and I had plans to go to a drive-in movie theater to see a double feature. I was at first excited… and then I started to get really anxious. The evenings are Adele’s fussy time and I didn’t want to have to stand outside the car all night rocking her to sleep. But Irving convinced me we should give it a try anyways, so we headed out to Pomona to the Mission Tiki Drive-In Theater.
We decided on Magic Mike and Ted. I fed Adele right before the previews started and she fell asleep soon after. Irving held her in his arms while we watched Magic Mike. After that movie was over, I closed my eyes, and ended up sleeping all through Ted! Adele slept the ENTIRE TIME! That’s almost four hours!!
It was SO much fun to get out and do something fun. It was my first time at a Drive-In! We got home close to 1:30am (Party Animals, I know). And Adele slept all through the night! We’ll have to do that again sometime. It was fun!!
Park 2.0 July 9, 2012
We had so much fun in the park last week that we decided to do it again when my parents were here! I think this is going to become a weekly tradition. Adele was much more awake this time. The fresh air under a shady tree is always welcome in my book.
Same time, same place next week!
Back in Time at the Paramount Ranch July 8, 2012
Ok, I know I was just preaching that there is more to do in Los Angeles than just Hollywood attractions…. but places like Paramount Ranch are still exciting to me. It’s an outdoor Hollywood movie set that looks like the Old West. They shot all kinds of Westerns there back in the day and it’s now public property.
Anyone else know of any fun hidden gems in Los Angeles like this? I need to compile a list and do a post about things like this soon!
A Day in the Valley July 7, 2012
One day while my parents were here, we headed up to the Reagan Presidential Library up in Simi Valley, California. I think this is a must-see for visitors to LA. Regardless of your political party, it’s an excellent museum full of all kinds of American history. I LOVE going up there. The last time I was there was Valentine’s Day last year! And this time, we’re visiting with our baby!
After we got our fill of trains, we headed back for a relaxing afternoon at home. I love doing fun out-of-the-way touristy things when people come to visit. There is so much more to LA than Hollywood and the Beaches.
One of the many reasons why I love Southern California! Adele is so lucky she will grow up here! I can’t wait to explore more with her as she grows!