Hello, October :) I haven’t done a post like this in a while, but here’s 10ish moments I want to remember from September:
Diego started school!!!!! After being home for the whole month of August, Diego started his last year of preschool in the Shemesh class. EVERYONE is happy, grateful, and constantly washing hands, now that school is back.
My two beautiful best friends came to California for the weekend :) I think I’m still relying on the energy from that weekend to propel me through the fall. Being with them made my postpartum self feel much more like my real self, and it was wonderful.
We took the ferry to SF (my absolute favorite weekend activity) and walked around the farmer’s market. Other than preschool returning, the other thing saving the day, each day? Bluey. We watch so.much.Bluey. And it makes ALL of us happy. Anyway, inspired by the Markets episode, we gave Diego $5 to buy what he wanted. He picked an ube rice crispie treat-wayyy better than a toffee apple.
My mom drove back up to Oakland to help us out for a few weeks. It was such a relief! I introduced her to my favorite place, The Pelican Inn, after a morning in Muir Woods.
Diego and I discovered the UC Berkeley Botanical gardens. It was one of those “how have we never been here before? This place is awesome!” discoveries.
After helping us get through another wild patch of both-working-with-a-newborn, my mom continued to help us in Irvine. Leonel and I spent the week with my parents in Irvine. It was reallly nice having the extra hands and also so refreshing to go on afternoon walks by the beach.
And on our last day, Janou, Max and Will drove down! The brousins and their beaming grandparents :)
And now, it’s October! Diego constantly asks “how many days until Halloween?”, gets excited over every changing leaf (he’s got a growing collection shoved in his car seat cup holder), and desperately wants it to rain and feel like fall. Me too! Here’s hoping :)