Sometimes you just have to leave. I feel like this all the time. I get cabin fever so easily and just have to pack everyone up and leave, even just for a few hours. We haven’t really gotten away for a while so Dan and I packed up everyone but Ria (she had a sleepover) and headed up to:
(i know. that ‘awesome’ should technically be a number but i have absolutely no idea what the actual population is of moscow and i think moscow is awesome, so i just went ahead and used my poetic license to switch it up a bit.)
We started out at Hansel and Gretel, an adorable consignment shop on the main street of downtown.
They carry mostly brand-name baby clothes up to size 6t as well as baby gear. I think Olive would have loved this:
I take a lot of my kids’ clothes up here to sell and end up making quite a nice little bit each month. This romper, for example….was Olive’s. Actually, I think Alice’s. But now it’ll be another little girl’s and I’ll be able to buy a
white mocha ice cream for the children with the proceeds.
After Hansel and Gretel I ran a couple shops over to Book People. I could spend hours in this little book shop.
But I came for a purpose. Our cousin (2nd cousin?) Sam is having a birthday party tomorrow and I wanted to give him a book. Because I’m that super lame family member who thinks books are always the best gift. I will let you in on something I learned about myself: I don’t know what many boys will think is awesome after age 7 or so. Jamie is very predictable. Legos and books. But other kids? Like ones who love sports and hunt with their dads and do stuff like that? I’m lost. So I enlisted the help of his mom and she said he likes things dealing with military and war so I scoured the shop until I found something good.
And I have a hobby of buying way too many books. So I stocked up on graphic novels for the kids while I was at it.
But by the time I was done (which was way longer than I had intended) everyone was cranky and hungry so we walked to lunch.
Mmmmm. Best pizza ever.
Maialina is a cute little restaurant in an amazing space — so much light with the huge windows and it’s decorated perfectly.
(at first glance you might think she’s very sweetly playing with her Tigger doll. Look closely. She’s ready to perform surgery. WITH A SMILE ON HER FACE!!! Lord help me)
This soup, you guys:
Holy schnizzle pits. Delicious.
It took a little longer than we had anticipated so naps were totally overdue for everyone. It’s hard being a kid.
See that pizza box that Jamie’s holding? Well, 2 of them actually. I put them on the hood of my car before driving away.
Luckily Dan doesn’t get mad at anything and said, “Meh, it probably wouldn’t have stayed good in the fridge anyway.”
Girls. Find a Dan.
We got home, I made some cookies (fresh out of a package) and then got our Plated stuff out to get ready for dinner.
And adult beverages.
And that was our Saturday.
Having kids makes you extremely boring. Just a little caution for all you young and/or childless peeps.
But here’s some excitement in our life:
Yep, the backsplash is on. But I’m waiting till it’s alllllll done to reveal it in color.
Dude I’m lame.