Life is getting back to normal. You know how sometimes it can feel like you're to busy to play? Well, play is an important part of my inner life, and I've been forgetting that lately. Rowan is a good reminder. But I need to get back in touch with my kidness even when I'm not with his royal chubbiness.

We spent the past few days having fun. We invited some good friends over for dinner on our anniversary. On Friday we celebrated our marriage by drinking cocktails and going out to dinner and serendipitous live music--with Rowan. After some initial fawning over the lights and pretty girls, Rowan was ready to be quiet. I basically hid him under the breastfeeding cover the whole time, and we all enjoyed a wonderful dinner. Mommy and daddy even requested to be serenaded by Al Green's "Let's Stay Together." Now we have another "that's our song" to add to our arsenal, which includes "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and "She's All I Got" by Johnny Paycheck, cuz we are sappy like that.

Today we left the house early to pick up a jogging stroller in a place we've never been, because Serkan is home. After we bought the stroller, we headed to Peet's for coffee. We drank it in the half shade on a bench beneath a tree in the plaza while watching the older kids kick up sand in the playground. Classical music on a loudspeaker on the other end of the square completed the scene. Then we headed to check out a couple more apartment possibilities back by the bay, finally deciding on which apartment we would apply for! This is no small feat; we've been looking for a couple of weeks already. We ate a yummy breakfast at a local cafe in our (maybe) new hood. Then we headed to play tourist in sunny San Francisco.

Mission fun: accomplished.

What's your happy spot today?

15 comments:

Claire Kiefer said...

dying to know which neighborhood you are referring to!!! Alameda? Fill me in!

It's totally unacceptable how much time has passed since we've seen each other. Let's remedy that PRONTO.

love you. That second pic of Rowan is the cutest thing I've ever seen (standing up) and I want it framed immediately!

E. Charlotte said...

Sounds fantastic! And Happy Anniversary! Hurray for getting back to fun! Sometimes I need to remind myself to do that too. Lately my sister has been bringing the kid outta me so it's been a hoot. :)

fifth floor apartment said...

play IS so important. lovely post! the pics = adorable!

xo Alison

Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

wonderful! what lovely times. so glad you remembered play. but it's all ebbs and flows isn't it.

and how exciting to find an apartment to apply for. can't wait for the details.

SmartBear said...

Sounds so lovely! Hope you find some place you love. And we are in the sappy club too...so many songs.
Best,
Tina

Krystal said...

that sounds like a marvelous time! and seriously he can not be cuter...

Traveling Mama said...

What a cutie! That looks like the perfect shirt for him!

Signe said...

Rowan is such a little darling :)
And glad you had fun!

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Rowan is getting so big!
Glad you had such a wonderful relaxing anniversary. Life is fun...most of the time anyways.

LatteLisa said...

sounds absolutely wonderful ... and Rowan is just too cute!

PS. Your name has been added to the Chanel bowl ;-)

Katie said...

These pictures are so sweet! Happy Anniversary! ox

nzaccheo said...

catching up on your blog today.
i love the first pic of rowan - so damn cute! and Happy Anniversary! the evening of music, wine (and milk) must've been wonderful. by the way, i think sierra is developing rowan's all night nursing fetish. night time has gotten slightly worse these past two weeks. aah!

DolceDreams said...

He is ADORABLE!!! Are you thinking of SF? I grew up on Union Street, and have the most wonderful memories from there....:)
Nathalie

Sofies Haus said...

what a cutie:-)! Hughs Anja

Annie said...

aww looks and sounds like soo much fun! I just love San Fran

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