Wednesday, October 22, 2008

birthday weekend

first: i married a man worthy of a modeling career.
but that's not all. concerned about how we would spend my birthday, he did some research and decided that the santa monica pier would be a fun saturday activity. so we packed everyone up and headed down.

we went to the little aquarium they had. ava refused to touch a single item found in the "touch tanks" but she did wave at the crabs and then kiss the glass closest to them. and she was really excited about the sharks. but most of all, it was the jellyfish she loved.
then we rode the carousel. this was my favorite part because it was ava's favorite part. she was so delighted with the whole concept that i couldn't take my eyes off of her. she has me captivated. the first ride ended and she cried. it took both of us to get her off without too much of a scene.
seth stayed in his carrier the entire time. he is such a mobile baby! i love that about him. i fed him in the car when we got there and then in the car again before we left. other than that, he wasn't a problem.
it was a good trip. it's the first time we've done something fun since we started the whole moving process. it felt good. in fact, as i look at these pictures and write these words, i want to do something just for fun again.

i'm going to go eat leftover birthday cake instead.

11 comments:

redstarmama said...

Happy Birthday, Miriam! I'm glad you had a happy, family-outing type day. You look like you are having a wonderful time with Ava and that little Seth-bundle.

Freckles said...

Happy late Birthday! I had it on Facebook and everything and told myself I wasn't going to forget, and then I did, sorry. But look at you, you cute skinny momma! You look great and Seth is so cute with his little head poking out! How fun.

Krista said...

Many happy returns!

Eat some cake for me.

Amber Marie said...

You look really great! Glad you were able to have some fun.

Manda said...

That picture of Seth is so adorable!

Ava's hair is so long. I'm so excited to come home for Thanksgiving and see her!

taradise said...

At least you have cake to eat. I am bored AND i don't have any cake.

Hernan said...

Guess who is coming to the great hills of LA?

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday!

Leah Florence said...

Happy Birthday! Wow those pictures make me miss California. I can't wait to see your house and new baby...I am glad life is going well for you guys!

carol said...

How could you NOT love the jellyfish? What a great picture.

Birgit said...

There is a carousel at Santa Monica Pier?? Since when and where??? Did I miss it or is it new?? The carousel looks like the one in Disneyland!!
Happy Birthday again!!!