Tuesday, January 10, 2012

First Week of 2012

We definitely didn't go into 2012 with an empty tummy.  Celebrating the Eve of the New Year, we went to our annual oyster/sushi/shrimp feast at King's Fish House.  We ate till we couldn't fit another piece of fish in and ventured home where we cuddled as a family as New York rang in 2012.  After Max went down at 9, Tyson and I managed to stay up a little  past midnight for the West Coast New Year celebration.

New Years Day was celebrated eating (no surprise there, huh?) We went to a friends house where we devoured more oysters and sipped champagne.  Max's favorites of the day were helping "Uncle Nate" eat Christmas cookies, splashing in the spa, assisting Daddy with shucking the oysters and coloring with paints and crayons.
After a much needed nap, Max assisted Daddy with oysters 

Monday and Tuesday were sick days for Mommy.  Belly wasn't liking the overabundance of rich food so a detox/diet is in order....but nothing too CRAZY!

Wednesday, the Blake Fam went to the Aquarium to check out whales, fish and octopus.  Should have brought more clothes for Max because with the amazing warm weather and the amount of splashing he did in the tide pools, he was drenched!  Max touched starfish, admired the BIG fish in the tanks, learned about water conservation and was a participant in a mock TV news show.  He had a blast!

La Jolla Birch Aqaurium

On Thursday, Max and I went to "class" (a Parent/Child class given by the Continuing Education Program), which we hadn't gone to in quite some time.  His friends David and Maia were there, as well.  We played at Lindbergh Park, sang songs, jumped around under the parachute and popped bubbles.  After, we met some friends at Jasmine where Max stuffed himself on Dim Sum.  His favorites? Steamed and Sticky Buns, Sticky rice wrapped in tea leaves and shumai.  Everyone was impressed on how much Max could eat.

Our Meetup group visited the Zoo on Friday where we got to see the Polar Bears eat, play in a helicopter, take a bus to see the tigers, monkeys and flamingos, and read a story about a Mommy and Baby polar bear.

We headed to Suzie's Farm on Saturday for a self-guided farm tour.  While Max wasn't feeling too great, he still managed to put on a smiling face for his friends and keep his legs moving up and down the rows.  We tasted mustard greens, arugula and spinach, played in the dirt and waved at passing by horses trotting on the road.

While Mommy went to work on Sunday, Daddy and Max enjoyed a boys day of running around Lake Murray, skipping rocks in the water, feeding ducks and watching football.
Relaxing with Daddy

GREAT first week on the year!