Yes, the month of January certainly lived up to its reputation of feeling like a whole year. Oof! Still, wanted to remember a few special moments in January 2020:1) Little Women! My mom, Janou and I went to the movies-on a school night!-and ate popcorn and peanut butter cups and escaped into Louisa May Greta’s incredible story. I thiiiiiink I’m still partial to the ’94 version, mostly for nostalgia, but I did love it. 2) Best Friends–Reunited Daycare reopened after a long Christmas break and Diego was reunited with Siana, his best friend. I pick the two up once a week, and the walk home together is a highlight. 3) Conference in Portland I joined my colleagues in Portland for a legal services innovations conference and the content was fantastic. It was completely different from other conferences I’ve attended, and a refreshing, engaging change. 4) Katie’s book at Powell’s!
Katie released her latest book, Only Love Can Break Your Heart, in the US in early January. It was THRILLING to wander through the aisles at legendary Powell’s Bookstore and see it on the shelves. So exciting!
5) Cape Escape Reunion :)Catherine and John flew up from San Diego for the weekend, and Christie hosted us all for dinner in her beautiful new home. We all celebrated Colin’s baby-brother-to-be and it was so fun seeing everyone together. Also, Diego’s expression in this photo, omg. 6) Hiking with Diego We’ve taken Diego hiking a number of times, carrying him in a backpack or carrier. Recently, we did our first hike without any gear, and Diego surprised us with doing almost the whole trip on his own. It was so encouraging! I’m eager to look up more trails we can all do together. There’s certainly no shortage of them around here. We ended up taking advantage of Restaurant Week and the generosity of grandma babysitting and celebrated Valentine’s Day early with drinks at Tadich Grill and a phenomenal dinner at Perbacco. 8) First arcade games Isla turned four and hosted a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. I can’t believe Diego is old enough to (sort of) play basketball and skee ball-wild. 9) Post-pickup cuddles
But….let’s be real-he’s still such a baby. For the last few weeks, after I pick Diego up, he’s wanted to sit on a neighbor’s stoop and cuddle before the walk hone. I am so not complaining. Not sure how long this phase will last, but I’m totally soaking it up for now.
Less than a month until Diego turns 3!!