Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I've been gone 32 hours

I just got off the phone with Ben and the kids... Peyton was screaming in the background "I'm on a diet.... I'm on a diet" So does that mean when mommie leaves.... daddy forgets to feed the kids????

I have no idea where she got that phrase.... I'm never on a diet.

I go home tomorrow, I'm looking forward to leaving the city early and getting home in time to pick the babies up and head out to watch Bianca try out for Nomads...

I'm off on Valentines Day - I am hoping to sleep in, have coffee in my pj's, take the girls to the park, take a long walk, have a wonderful dinner out with my hubby.

the city part deux

My boob hurts, only the right one... it's hard as a rock - and I'm getting a lil weepy.... my days of nursing my babies are gone - and oh how I wish I had my babies here right now, so they could nurse - drain me.... please....

I didn't sleep well - I tossed and turned and woke up every two hours... UGH - the alarm I set didn't go off, of course I didn't need it... I woke up for the last time 5 minutes before the alarm was scheduled to go off. I got ready slowly...

I called Ben at 620 knowing he had to get Bianca off to school & the babies off to daycare. He was off - with my dad getting stuff for the backyard - the landscape is almost complete, when I get home tomorrow night... there is a chance we'll have grass in the backyard.... hard to believe, I'm so excited....

Grabbed some OJ and a lil muffin for a continental breakfast -the car was parked outside the hotel and ready for us at 640, we headed out in search of starbucks, or whatever local coffee shop served americanos.... 40 minutes later we were at San Francisco State University and I was in dire need of a fix (caffiene) Some ASO students met us and help us get set up. I found the campus cafe which served Peets, but no americano.... we were finished with work about 1130- the 400 readyreturn toolkits were passed out along with 200 mood lights - fastest event ever... the students were very receptive and we had a great morning.

Theresa and I headed for the Wharf and Pier 39 for some lunch. We ate at bubba gumps - it was disappointing to say the least, but the company was good - I ate shrimp with salsa.... she had the coconut shrimp. We walked around, got some clam chowder from Boudin San Francisco for the road. We drove the financial district a couple times, then out to find the high end market - I was really looking for an AE to get a belt.... i forgot my belt and my pants were falling off... luckily they have these lil tabs that you pull and tighten, on the sides.... They just happen to be AE cargo pants. in the end, I decided on no belt.... and we headed out for another scenic drive then back to the hotel for a nap...

did i mention my boob hurts - and I'm in the middle of that PHS - more to do...I sure hope we get outta the city early tomorrow

Monday, February 11, 2008

the city part one

this isn't sex & the city... or even the lipstick jungle... but it is the heart of San Francisco, or at least that's what the advertisement said...... i hear sirens right now......

So we (Theresa and I) got a late start today, the plan was to have the car dropped off to us at noon.... we finally had the SUV (2008 Chevy) packed and ready to go at 130... we drove, drove straight through, no lunch but we stopped for starbucks before we hit the freeway. by 345 we were starving and had been stuck in traffic since 300. we laughed, we cried.... it was a trip.....things started to look up and we started to move - by 500 we were at the hotel - valet parking and in we go.... ten minutes to pee and get settled and then it was off, on foot to find some good soup... clam chowder to be exact - the hotel guy gave us directions to a lil italian place.... we walked and walked some more... we didn't find anything, we walked up Sutter, up Polk, to Pine, Pine somewhere, and after a good hour of wandering we found a lil morrocan place... and we were starving... a young guy actually pointed it out.. said it was the ethnic heart of the city, great places to eat.... so we tried it... it was good.... I had chicken kaboobs, couscous and veggies - carrots, squashes... it was good. the bread was amazing.

back to the hotel.... we walk back to the hotel an laugh and hold our purses tight, talked about Crash... and walked some more... I told her about my room, she told me about hers... we laughed so hard I wanted to pee - I showed her my room, she was in awe... the huge bed w 6 pillows, the down comforter, the walk in closet with fluffy robes, the flat screen tv, the writers table.... she showed me hers - the tiny bed, the old comforter, the 1980s tv, the two dead pillows, it was terrible... so she called and got a new room, one like mine.... we laughed some more and now it's time to go our own ways and get ready for the morning... we leave the hotel at 630 - normally I'm still in bed at 630

I've talked to the babies a couple times tonight, Bianca included... my nursing days are now over... but I'm not uncomfortable yet.... off to shower

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Super Star Status

Nami, Bianca, Ty, Sydney, Peyton, Alex, Patrick (hiding behind Alex) Emma, Andrew, Donovan, Dominic, Jonah, Cole
Oh What happened
Presents Galore

Sydney and Peyton were pretty cranky on the ride to Bouncetown, but things changed quickly as we pulled into our parking spot. Sydney's eyes lit up and she screamed "slide" and Peyton started to laugh and cheer as she climbed out of the car and they both ran inside... yes the party was about to start and the girls went from zero energy to giving everything 110%.

Here's who showed up -Bianca (the diva) Sydney (the rockstar) Peyton (the drama queen) Jonah (mini mcdreamy) Dominic (the red power ranger) Donovan (the hustler) Andrew (the soapbox champ) Alex (the boy next door) Cole (the kid from the other side of the tracks) ... okay I'm making things up now.... Patrick, Ty, Luke, Isaac, Nami and Emma - did you notice a trend... mostly boys... Nami and Emma are Bianca's age... so my girls have no girlfriends....

The kids all had a great time - bouncing, playing in the bubbles, sliding, racing... speaking of racing... I raced my sista Amy in the obstacle course and left her in the dust.... we won't mention that during the race we had a wipe out, got tangled up, had a throw down... and I slid headfirst for the win.... we're so not competitive......

I don't have much time to blog cuz I'm leaving tomorrow for the city and want to spend as much time with my family as I can. But check out some party pics, and check out our sista site for some more pics. Ben took most of the pictures and I didn't really edit anything.... So hopefully they are viewable... Click the picture below to check out all the fun.