We made it back to London today after three weeks on the road in California. With a lot more stuff than we left with.
After Palm Springs, we saw a lot of your cousins and relatives who came down to San Diego for your aunt’s wedding in Torrey Pines. You’ve got a bit of an independent streak in you so even though there were so many other kiddos to play with, you’d eventually saunter off on your own to explore (those are probably my genes).
We weren’t sure whether you would make it down the aisle as one of the ring bearers alongside your cousin, but we figured we’d give it a try. (As an aside, your two y/o cousin was so pumped to be a ring bearer: when his daddy would give him a pep talk and ask “who’s the ring bearer??”, he would yell back “I’m the ring bearer!!”) It wasn’t looking good initially because as soon as your mom left you to take her seat, you started going a little haywire, but as soon as you hit the stage, you did a fantastic job walking down the aisle and then some. If your mom didn’t pick you up, you would’ve walked right up the altar and probably started licking a fixture. We then spent the next few days up in Laguna Woods with your mom’s mom where we lived out our “we are in America” desires – In N Out burgers, Jamba Juice, golfing, shopping mall carousels, 85C sea salt coffee for 85p, and shopping at the likes of Ross, giant grocery stores, and Michaels. We bottle all our wishes over the course of the year in London and make it happen here. Hopefully we got our fill!
We spent the rest of the trip in San Diego where you developed a great relationship with your grandparents; you’d only want to go potty with your ye ye for some reason and we still can’t figure out why.
It was a lot of running around the house, banging on the piano, calling a stuffed horse a “gou gou”, Mother’s Day meals, seeing your aunt, shopping at Marshall’s / Target and other discount stores, and making everyone laugh. But you were getting pretty worn out by the end as the teething plus a cold caught up to you. Poor thing, but you’re back home, sleeping in your tent bed, recuperating for what I’m sure will be more fun days ahead!