I am full of coughing and sneezing and congestion.
I always seem to get sick when I go to LA. I think that the dryness + travel dehydration weakens my resistance to the usual bugs or something.
But anyhow, we went to LA for Kevin’s birthday. Robin got to spend a lot of time with his Grandma, and cause all sorts of trouble. We went to the Kidsplace Children’s Museum in Pasadena, which was pretty awesome, although the giant set of bug exhibits was a little more than I could get excited for. Cathy took tons of pictures of Robin crawling through a stream, which I’ll link to when she posts them.
We also went to sushi with Kevin’s brother Patrick. We had to stand in line to get in the door but the sushi was seriously the best sushi I’ve ever had. Eating at the bar means it’s too easy to ask for more!
We also went to an exotic sausage place in downtown LA with Justin and Patrick, and then visited Patrick’s dreamhost office and watched youtube videos. I was getting sick by that point but it was still a lot of fun.
Cathy babysat Robin during those two meals but we went out with them on Kevin’s birthday for Indian food and Robin loved the food and was once again back to his ‘a bit troublesome and messy but good’ usual restaurant self. Yay!
The plane flights made me nervous, since Robin was flying as a lap infant. But on the trip down our row-mate was a deaf guy, and we got the row to ourselves on the flight back. Mind, he slept most of both ways, and didn’t scream or even cry during takeoff or landing. He was a bit restless and whiny because he wanted to get down and play, but that’s it.
While we were at Cathy’s, Robin wanted to play the walking game again, and even took 3 whole steps on his own. But it’s still just a game to him. Poor kid. He’s so much faster and safer crawling. We’ve got to do more practice with him.
I bought more yarn and Kevin bought more Warham while we were down there. I also did a bit of research for my novel.
Oh. It was rainy and overcast about half the time we were in LA. Meanwhile, it snowedÂ up here again. I think this summer is going to suck 🙁 I wonder if we can manage to grow some sunflowers.
Now off to cough some more.