We just returned from a fun filled visit with Alex’s parents on Nantucket. It is a breathtaking place, especially during the Holidays. Nothing makes a trip more worthwhile than seeing the smiles between grandparents and grandchild. Some extra babysitting for tired parents never hurts either! We got stuck on island for two extra days due to storms, and got a case of serious cabin fever. We are so lucky in California, to have sun that shines on us day after day.
Obviously by our pictures you can see we had absolutely beautiful weather the few days it wasn’t storming, so we were lucky we got outside and took full advantage.
Milo wore his hat for the first time! He always takes it off, but it was cold!
Once the storms set in we accepted we had no choice but to stay inside and ride it out with a busy toddler, and make the best of it. I am totally addicted to my Kindle Paperwhite. I was so sad to finish reading Me Before You, but downloaded Anne Lamott’s latest, Small Victories.
I have read every other book she has written, and I can never get enough of her. Next on my list is Tony Robbins’ latest book, Money. We cooked this chicken chili from Ina Garten, and poor Milo is teething again, so I made him this healthy chia seed pudding because chewing anything hard is painful. I was trying to make these delicious snacks with a flour alternative, but it never happened. Alex is so addicted to his bulletproof coffee with raw butter, that he brought his own from a wonderful woman in Venice named Lela Buttery. Yes, that really is her last name!
For exercise, we couldn’t do anything outdoors so we decided to participate in an online yoga class from one of our favorite teacher’s in LA. I was wearing my favorite heart butt yoga pants, that really do make your buns look like a heart! Milo wanted to participate, so we made good use of the two staircases in the house and he must have climbed them at least fifty times! He is loving his new moccasins that keep his feet warm, but also his normally shoeless California toes close to the earth. Milo’s other favorite activity right now is screwing caps off and on- anything and everything. This makes for a real mess most of the time.
The flights were hard, but when Milo was tearing up and down the aisles and climbing on strangers, I remembered what saves me every time, and that is the reminder that this is a very temporary stage, and I need to cherish every moment. Even when he ate so many cheddar bunnies that he threw up on me. These are the days! Alex took the photo below, which pretty much sums up flying with a young child all in one glance. Happy Holidays to you and yours!