Sunday, February 22, 2015

A date with Sal

Our life has been full steam ahead since our return. I don't think either of us anticipated just how much work repatriating and remodeling would turn out to be. 

Last weekend we took a break and went to the beach with the kids. It felt good. We've talked about doing one on one dates with our kids for a while, and since both NZ and Carla have been sidelined with terrible colds this weekend, I decided that I'd take Sal on a one on one date today and leave the sickly at home. 

I told him we could go anywhere he wanted today. Without skipping a beat, he tells me he wants to "go to da mall". I ask if he's sure that's where he wants to go and he says yes. I asked what we would do on our mall date and he said "we will share a lemonade". 

So, that's exactly what we did. 

We did a little walking and window shopping and ran around the playground once or twice before heading to the bookstore to read a few books together. After the bookstore, we headed to Wetzel's for a pretzel and lemonade. 

We happily devoured our pretzel and lemonade and headed back home to take a nice long afternoon "rest". 

Watching my big kid sleep always reminds me that he is still in fact-my baby. In a matter of weeks his life will change yet again, as he will have to share his mama with yet another sibling. But for today, his mama was his all his. 


  1. That face, he's too sweet. xo from SF!

  2. This is so precious. I love their simple (yet precise) ideas. Who knew a simple lemonade at the mall would make his day. I hope that once the weather is nice, I can do the same with Benjamin. I can't wait.