This weekend was a lot of fun but flew by way too quickly. On Friday night I came home from work just before Elise and Maly got home. Elise stopped at Whole Foods on the way home from picking up her packet for the Capitol 10k and bought sushi for us for dinner. We fed Maly a regular dinner, but decided to see if she liked sushi. I’d venture to say she really liked it.
On Saturday Elise photographed a wedding with Marc. Maly and I quickly packed up and hit the road. Our mission: to find a bicycle trailer so I can take her on bike rides with me. I had been shopping them on craigslist all week and realized that I could buy a brand new one for what I was finding on craigslist. I went to InStep’s website to find that Toys ‘R’ Us and Target were retailers. We went to Toys ‘R’ Us because I wanted a bike trailer and because I knew I could position myself to totally spoil my daughter. No bike trailers so we decided to leave. I had picked out a really cute denim dress with embroidered cherries and matching body suit for Maly, but decided to suppress compulsive purchases and just leave the store and continue on with our mission. I happened upon a little beach basket for Jack to take with him on his summer trip to San Diego and decided I couldn’t pass that up. So we had to endure the Saturday line at Toys ‘R’ Us.
Maly and I walked across the parking lot to Play It Again Sports where we found a bicycle trailer for $200. It was the same one that I found on InStep’s website for $150. And the one at PIAS wasn’t even in a box. Earlier, a Toys ‘R’ Us employee tipped me off on a bicycle shop on S. 1st that might carry trailers. We went to support the local guy only to find a trailer for $200. We loaded up again and headed to Target where I found a great Schwinn trailer for just over $100. Maly and I came home and started assembling the trailer just before Elise got home from her shoot. Once I was done with that, we went for a test ride.
Later that evening I cooked dinner for Rob, Julie, Elise and myself. I smoked salmon filets and made a dijon butter sauce and a basil and cilantro chimichurri. Elise roasted some fresh vegetables with course cracked pepper and rosemary.
On Sunday Maly and I woke up early, scarfed down breakfast and left to meet Rob, Luke and Jaden to watch Elise and Julie run the Capitol 10k. We had a great time watching the girls and the rest of the runners. Rob and I were really proud of our wives who have been running together for the past several weeks to 1) get in shape and make Rob and me look like wimps and 2) to help Elise train for the Danskin triathlon this summer.
After the race we took the kids over to Run Tex to play on the bouncy things and to see if we could win some door prizes. Elise won a pair of jogging shorts and a water bottle. Woot!!! Score!
We left the after party and stopped at Pluckers for some much needed and very healthy buffalo wings. Elise and Maly played after lunch while I gutted the flower gardens in the front yard in preparation for our landscaping overhaul. I then took Maly for another bike ride. We really like the new trailer. I’m hoping to get into shape and to show her the proper way in which to consume canker worms.
Elise and Maly went to church while your humble narrator removed the guest bathroom toilet and cleaned/replaced the wax ring that seals the toilet flange. Fun stuff, let me tell ya’.
It was a good weekend and I look forward to more of them now that Spring has sprung and my little Sugar can go out and do fun things with us.