A road trip up to Sacramento area was in order for this holiday weekend. Our wonderful friends, Kelley and Ben, were celebrating the 1st birthday of their adorable little son, Levi. We had to come up and party with them.
We spent afternoons gobbling up creamsicles and lazing in the kiddie pools in their back yard. We ate fantastic food and snacked on Kelley’s latest cake concoctions. Warren and Maddie played with their surrogate dogs, Noggin and Ashi, to fill the void in their pet-less existence. To top it off, we went to the Sacramento County Fair and saw every animal Old McDonald had on his farm and then some. Plus we ate some over-priced fair food and watched Warren enjoy some kiddie rides. I don’t know why cotton candy is so appealing to the little ones (and some older ones) but we made sure to partake of that treat as well.
*Side note: Warren exhibited some serious patience as he waited in line for 10 minutes for a silly carnival ride he had his heart set on. The ride operator had to take a break and ran off, leaving potential customers to wonder if he’d ever return. Most kids turned around and left when their parents suggested they come back later. But not Warren. He held out the entire time in the hot sun and didn’t complain once. Silly as the task was, I couldn’t help but be impressed that he saw it through to the end.
We love spending time with these friends. They are fun, and laid back, and they always take such good care of us. We come away feeling relaxed and renewed after every visit.