- walked to church
- felt less than an instant bond to this particular church
- walked to the farmers' market
- bought herbs (mint, lemongrass, Italian parsley, silver thyme, Italian oregano and basil) for the empty pots in our sun-drenched backyard
After this morning excursion, Lou tried to nap but was apparently too excited to sleep. Instead of napping, we loaded up the bikes and drove to Santa Cruz. It was chilly there (65 degrees) but we were prepared with sweatshirts, so it felt nice. "Its beach" is a off-leash dog beach and Ries had tons of fun. Not to mention the fun Lou had. Well, she had fun until she had her daily poop. Then she was uncomfortable (see picture # 3 below). Nate saved the day by biking back to the car and getting her diaper bag. I'm still amazed at the number of places I go without the essentials: wipes, cloth diaper, diaper cover, wet bag. Someday I'll learn.
Good news! I'm visiting Wisconsin soon because Nate is going to China for the first time. See some of you soon! Even better news! Before we go to Wisconsin, we get to see Anne and Andrew! They are coming this weekend after a visit with Andrew's sister and her fiancé. Louisa can't wait to re-meet those funny faces in her favorite board book.
|Making Ries pose for a picture with her biggest fan|
|Probably saying, "doggie"|
|Snuggling in close post-poop|
|Looking for dogs|
|Ries gets gotten by a golden doodle|