2.17.2015

Fun While it Lasted

Picnic at Balboa Park
You will never guess what he was actually doing

This odd looking maneuver is the end of MJ's cartwheel!  He claimed he could do one, but I kept forgetting to make him show me.  I can't believe that it has taken me (a former gymnast) seven years to get around to seeing this man's cartwheel.  I have no idea how he ended up in that position at the end of a cartwheel but technically, he can do it.  He needs to work on his form but I promised to help.

 

After my parents moved to Vegas I was happy to find out that they had decided to come back every four months for my Dad's Doctor's appointments at UCSD Medical Center.  My dad can see a doctor there who knows about kidney's but not one who does kidney transplants and is used to seeing patients that have had one, so they decided it was worth it for that reason alone to make the drive three times a year.  Plus, they get to see me.  The timing for this appointment couldn't have been better since I had Friday and Monday off for President's Day.  The weather couldn't have been any better either so we decided to take advantage of it and do a Picnic at Balboa Park.  Valentine's Day was a footnote.  We went to dinner that night just to go, but we are not big Valentine's Day people so despite the parade of Red and Pink on social media and the random gift shops that popped up in gas station parking lots selling tacky stuffed animals and garish balloons it was just another date night for us.  I didn't even get a picture and MJ forgot his wallet!
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My mom and I spent an entire day running errands and we were in Kohl's so long that by the time we came out we were shocked to see that the sun had gone down but we knew exactly what happened.  We are REALLY slow shoppers! By the time we finished we were starving.  I made a Chipotle run while my mom ran into the Grocery store to get Ice cream sandwiches for my dad.  I was sitting in my car waiting for her.  She sent me a text message asking me what kind of Girl Scout cookies I wanted.  I knew I wanted the Peanut Butter Patties not to be confused with Peanut Butter Sandwich but I couldn't remember the exact name so I checked.  A Girl Scout asked me if I would like some cookies and I said, "My mom is coming to buy them, I just wasn't sure what kind."  Tagalongs, I texted her back.  When she got into the car with the cookies she told me as soon she said she wanted Tagalongs one of the girl scouts said, "Oh, your daughter was here, asking about these."  We laughed when I told her I felt about 12 years old saying that my mom is buying them no matter how old I get have to admit that sometimes I like that.  When you are an adult ensconced in bill paying, laundry, doing and fitting it all in when you are not at work it's nice to feel like a kid again sometimes.  Up to and including your dad driving you nuts because that is what he does, but loving him anyway. 

We shopped.  We went to the movies.  We cooked spaghetti and meatballs for dinner.  And then sooner then you can believe it the weekend is over and you are back at work, but it was so much fun while it lasted.

13 comments :

Tami @ Friday Morning Buzz said...

I AM SO JEALOUS YOU GOT TAGALONGS. I haven't seen the good old Girl Scouts anywhere this year yet! Glad you had a fun weekend visiting with your fam :)

cashanamusings said...

I feel so guilty about passing by the Girl Scouts' table in front of the stores. I just can't buy any cookies, my waistline hates me enough already! Sounds you all had a wonderful weekend with great weather. So jealous...LOL!

Jacqueline Hough said...

Girl Scout Cookies are awesome!!! I am so glad that you had a great weekend with your family. Seeing your good weather gives me hope for the future here!

Pegster said...

Sounds like such a fun weekend. I am not big on Valentine's day either but I am all about spending time with my peeps. So nice that you get to see your parents often

I am so jealous of your gorgeous weather right now, we are buried in snow right now and seriously thinking about moving somewhere warmer in the future.

PS - I just love that picture of your parents, I want to be just like that with my hubby when I grow up ;)

Jessica said...

Beautiful pictures. It sounds like you had a great time!

Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Law_Fal said...

I have been longing for some Girl Scout cookies but surprisingly have not run into any Girl Scouts lately!

Susannah said...

Yay! I'm glad you had such a great weekend!!!

Dee said...

I really like the picture of you and MJ at the top of the page. I used to be able to do cartwheels, but I wouldn't dare attempt one now. Losing track of time while shopping with your Mom is the best. I'm glad you had fun with your family.

The girl scouts used to sell cookies in my area for years, but now, I never see them anymore. I've heard you can actually order them online now so I'll have to look into that. I hope you're enjoying your weekend... :)

Mrs. Pancakes said...

I love that your family gets to experience such fun moments!

Ashley R said...

Awww I love the story about the Tagalongs! So glad you got to spend some quality time!

LaToya LouisvilleSlugger said...

Love that you got to spend time with your parents. Gosh, the day looks beautiful. I'm pretty jealous.

Kari | The Kari Diaries said...

LOL the end of that cartwheel! :) My boyfriend frequently teases me saying he think I'm lying about my gymnastics skills because he's never actually seen me do anything. Recently, this conversation ended with me doing a round-off into an end table and shattering it. It was a sound round-off though (and I didn't really like the table anyway!).

Vett Vandiver said...

you and your mom are too cute!!

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