came over today. We've been meaning to get together for a while....especially
now that she and Rob moved in just down the street, but busy and conflicting
schedules have made it difficult to do so. We took Ashlyn over to Sears
at South Coast Plaza for her very first studio portraits. I had a coupon
for a 53-picture package for only $7.99! What a bargain! Or so
Ashlyn's pictures turned out amazing...she looked like such a big girl, and it made all of my daily snapshots look cheesy. Still, I couldn't help but feel guilty over how much I paid. Brooke was very reassuring...listing all the pros to my purchase. I had to finally call Aric for reassurance. He was surprised at first, but was very supportive. But then again, he's never against anything I do or buy...which is not always a good thing.
Brooke, Ashlyn, and I walked around the mall a bit then went to Mitsuwa for a snack and drink. I had a kid's ramen at Tampopo Ramen, Brooke got fried rice, and Ashlyn had potato stick snacks from the market. Ashlyn's starting to feed herself snacks. She enjoys eating crackers and biscuits all by herself. =) Afterwards, we walked around and checked out all the cutesy japanese stuff then fought traffic on the way home. Brooke and I hung out and discussed her wedding plan....we looked through friends' wedding pictures and my box of wedding invitations, favors, and programs for ideas. She left after that. For the past couple of days, I've had my handy camera with me, but disappointingly forgot to take any pictures. =P
Aric came home and fixed us dinner...chili plate and spaghetti! YUM! We watched TV while Ashlyn had some more potato stick snacks. I noticed that she is left hand dominant, and pointed it out to Aric. He was adamantly in denial. We tested her a few times, and she still grabbed and ate with her left hand. I refused to give her the snack unless she reached out with her right hand, but once she had the snack, she cleverly transferred it into her left hand and proceeded to eat. Aric shook his head with disapproval. When I asked him what the big deal was, he answered, "It's such an inconvenience...she has to get a left-handed mouse." *UGH!* What a computer geek! HAHAHAHAHA! The evening was spent with Aric working on the floors and me and Ashlyn parked in front of the tube. I watched "Friends", part of "Spy Kids", "Will & Grace", and "ER". Patrick came over to pick up some computers. It's been almost a month since I last seen my bro-in-law. He's still busy with work at E! and his documentary.
had a long tiring day and fell asleep at 10pm....which is earlier than
her usual bedtime.
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