Friday morning, my cousins landed in from Chicago so Leo and I picked them up from their hotel and the four of us headed to lunch at Shutters. I brought Leo up to the lobby to nurse after lunch, and then we hung out and enjoyed the festiveness of Shutters. They had carolers, hot coco and cookies, and a really cute train that Leo seemed into.
We left my cousins around 3, stopped at home to walk the dog, and then picked up Joel from his office early so that three of us could go to The Grove for an early dinner and some Christmas shopping.
I asked for a booth off to the side of the restaurant so I could nurse the baby, and it worked out perfectly because after I fed the baby, he hung out happily while we ate dinner and let us enjoy a beer before it was time for us to hit the road
We chose to go to The Grove for our shopping because they do it up big around Christmas time. They had music, lights, fake snow, Santa....the whole bit.
We were home by 7:15 to give Leo a bath, but we had a great time. Friday night felt like Christmas Eve to me because my mom got into town Saturday morning!
Her flight was delayed a bit, so we were able to have a long breakfast with all of my cousins and then me, Dre, and Brianna, were able to leave the boys for a minute so we could get our nails done which was an awesome treat.
As soon as my mom landed, we put her straight to work. We had tickets to a Maria Sharipova charity tennis event so my mom stayed with Leo and we escaped.
The first match we watched was Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish
After their match, we broke for (lots) of champagne, and then sat back down to watch Sharipova play.
We left pretty shortly after but Chelsea Handler and Will Arnett played a mixed doubles game with Sharipova and Roddick and then later stayed to do a comedy bit.
We left early to go be with my mom, ordered pizzas and just enjoyed being together.
On Sunday, after one last breakfast with my cousins, we went for a long walk, hit up the grocery store, made dinner and hung out at home watching Leo roll around all day and just laugh and smile at his Coco.
The rest of my family starts arriving at the end of this week so it's going to be a pretty amazing few weeks.