we're back! we had a lovely time with my friend Julie and her family (her son is the same age as Maxine). Julie and I have been friends since we were 10 years old (okay, that's almost 30 years!) i feel so lucky to (still) have her in my life.
a few snaps from the trip:
:: Cali style
:: urban hiking
:: lots if playground time
:: and lots of ice cream!
on Mother's Day (by the way, Happy Mother's Day!!!) Julie took me to a fantastic yoga class and i found myself in a bizarre time warp: doing yoga with my childhood friend to an Indian techno version of Pink Floyd's 'Breathe' and remembering listening to the original version together 25 years ago in her dad's basement while up to no-good teenager activities (use your imagination).
we ate a lot of Mexican food (tamales and Mission burritos), went swimming a few times, and got turned on to Yo Gabba Gabba. Maxine was a champion traveler and it was nice to have 'just' one kid to take care of and shower with attention. BUT i am so glad to be back to my boys and my man and my house and my Island!