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December 20, 2009

Is it Sunday night already?  I am happy to say that this weekend was action packed!

It all started with an early school pick-up on Friday and a trip to Ali’s office for Santa Day.  Unfortunately it seemed like everyone else in the city decided to hop on the 405 freeway as well.  After more than an hour of hellish traffic we finally exited the freeway but poor Maya couldn’t hold out any longer and you guessed it, she threw up.

Here she is minutes before clutching her requisite barf bag.  Lucky for you I decided against taking an “after” picture. 

The truth is that I was too busy concentrating on not throwing up myself to snap any photos.  I don’t care if the barf belongs to my kid, it doesn’t make me any less nauseous.

Luckily Maya made a quick recovery and here she was minutes later:

Yes she was eating a cookie and cake too.  I almost threw up again just watching her.

Santa Day was successful.  I guess the long trek was worth it because she scored some sweet Hello Kitty stuff:

Maya spent the night with my sister-in-law which was great because Ali and I were able to visit one of my favorite places: Paul Martin.  It was excellent (I had the same swordfish as last time) but then both Ali and I started feeling a bit under the weather so we headed home and watched Julie and Julia on Pay Per View instead of going to a movie.  The movie was really good although I thought the ending could have been a little better.

Saturday dawned with us both still feeling kind of sick so we hung around the house until we had to pick Maya up.  I think she suitably exhausted my sister-in-law who probably decided against having kids after Maya’s visit.  After leaving my sister-in-law to recover, we decided to trek to Santa Monica to battle the crazy crowds. 

We hit Old Navy who was having a phenomenal sale.  Maya even found all the siblings she’s been asking for:

After buying half the store  for a whopping $50 we went on to have dinner at P.F. Chang’s.  I’m not usually a fan but kudos to you P.F. Chang’s for having a gluten-free menu.  Your salmon wasn’t the best thing I’ve ever had but knowing that I wasn’t going to feel sick afterwards?  Totally made it taste better!  We were a bit puzzled by the fact that even with a reservation we had to wait for a table but I guess you can’t win them all.

Today, bright and early, we headed to Knott’s Berry Farm.  Everything was going swimmingly well…we arrived in 40 minutes with no car sickness, parking was a breeze, and the park was fairly empty.  We went on a flying bus:

Felt sorry for some of the park employees:

Rode some horses:

And watched a giant dog skate quite elegantly:

But then massive crowds starting descending on the park and things got a bit hectic, even a bit scary if you will.  I think even Snoopy seemed a bit surprised at some of his clientele. 

So around 4pm we called it a day, came home, and disinfected.  Or at least we tried.  Soap can only do so much!

Yay for Monday tomorrow.  Double yay that Maya has school tomorrow!  Good night all.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. December 20, 2009 6:37 pm

    Hi Ameena,
    Your daughter is so pretty and she looks so happy. You must be so proud. What a day, and hope u r feeling better now.
    Have a nice night 🙂

    • December 20, 2009 7:40 pm

      Thank you for your compliments…Maya is a handful but I am very proud of her despite what I usually say. 🙂

  2. whydeprive permalink
    December 20, 2009 6:57 pm

    Your daughter is beautiful!!
    Other than getting sick, it looks like a pretty great day!

  3. December 20, 2009 9:40 pm

    Knott’s Berry Farm looks fun! I haven’t made it there yet – only Disneyland! Regarding your comment on my blog, yes, I have been to Petros in Manhattan Beach and I LOVE it!!! It is one of my favorite restaurants around here. Merry Christmas!

  4. December 21, 2009 10:50 am

    oh, so sorry Maya got sick…car sick ness is the pits.

    But it looks like the rest of her day more than made up for it!
    she is so beautiful! AND SNOOPY on ICE! how fun!

  5. December 21, 2009 1:58 pm

    lol – i love the pic of Maya with her “siblings”

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  7. December 22, 2009 5:58 pm

    Your daughter is so pretty! So sad she got car sick. But it looks like you still had a lot of fun. Hello Kitty! Score!

    *Check out my Heart Thrive cookie giveaway @*

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