practicing what I preach
On Saturday, we had a wonderful girls-only afternoon with Little C. The boys (dad and D) where tired from a morning soccer game we all went to and didn't feel like joining us. Walking around and doing some shopping isn't their thing (surprise!). We went to the Yale Street Market and took our time enjoying everything. I love how my little C was so impressed with all the art and had to make comments on so many paintings. At one point, she made herself quite comfortable in front of a band that was playing and rocked back and forth to the rhythm of the music while eating ice cream. It was cute.
I think our favorite place was a little Japanese gift shop that we'd never visited before. We were on the second floor of that shop when I took the photo above. Yes, it's awful... but it's the only one I have. If you look carefully you can make out Little C looking out of the window. She got really excited when she saw the paper dragon on the ceiling and all the origami everywhere. It was such a peaceful place and I wanted half the books and paper goods and all the furniture in the store! Japanese design has always had such a pull on me.
The Heights, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Houston, was the perfect place for what we did and the weather was perfect. We walked a lot, talked a lot, went into girly stores (that just would've sent our boys home running for cover - ha!) and just had a fun time. We need to do this more often. No schedules. No hurries. Just taking our time. It was wonderful.
The last couple of days I've been in production mode. Lots of work but I'm enjoying it. There's nothing like a relaxing weekend to start off Monday on a good foot. I hope that you've all taken care of yourselves too. :)
Have a great day!