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Saturday, January 9, 2010

An Exercise In Patience

Sadly, your dad had to work all day today, in fact, it's after 9:00 PM and he is still working, so I decided to take you up to LA to visit your Aunt Leah.

It's been less than a week since Leah moved to LA and she is already completely unpacked and for all intents and purposes settled in. Aside from a couple of odds and ends, she made creative use of all of the space in her new place and her room looks great!

We had a nice visit and lunch at a fun place called Giggles 'N' Hugs, the friendliest kid-friendly restaurant I have ever been to or heard of. It offers a healthy, mostly organic menu and a large portion of the restaurant is devoted to a play area. Unfortunately, you are a bit too young yet to use the see-saw, drive around on the tricycles, or go down the slides, but you enjoyed watching all the other children and playing with the colorful kid-size utensils and some other just-your-size toys in the play area. I appreciate Leah finding a place for us that is not only tolerant of toddler behavior, but celebrates it. This alone helps a mother relax immensely!

After lunch, we indulged in Crumbs Bake Shop cupcakes, where the "Elvis" (pictured above) is the cupcake of the month. Just listen to this decadent description: vanilla cake filled and frosted with banana cream cheese frosting, topped with a swirl of real creamy peanut butter and edged with peanut butter chips. Yum, and I don't even like bananas, but I love love LOVE cupcakes, so this stop was a real treat.

What wasn't such a treat and what I will HAVE to learn to deal with better, is the traffic! We spent about as much time with Leah, as we did in the car. Aggghhh! It took us two and a half hours to get to her house and back home....that's five hours, plus all the driving around we did while up there. Traffic drives me (no pun intended) absolutely insane! As always, you were a good sport, but your poor mommy lacks the patience to deal with look-lous, red lights or grid lock. I don't mind being in the car or even driving, it's just all the stop and go and waiting that kills me. I am trying to focus on the nice time we had and the fact that Leah now lives so much closer, but it's hard.

The best is yet to be.

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Blogger Leah said...

I really appreciate you making the drive here today and I hope that eventually we'll figure out the traffic patterns. Who knows maybe there is actually a perfect time to make that drive where there is hardly any traffic at all. We will figure it out. Next time it's my turn to drive there, ok? Sorry I was such a sap when you left... hate being so doggone sensitive sometimes! I'm really not quite sure why it hit me all of a sudden when you were leaving...
Oh, why the heck do i want another one of those yummy cupcakes right now? : ) I think its cause of the picture that you put next to your blog. Thanks...
Miss u two already. XOXO

January 9, 2010 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Amanda {My Life Badly Written} said...

Sorry I didn't get past the cupcake...something about driving?? LOL

January 10, 2010 at 6:25 AM  

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