One of my friends offered to watch both my boys for the day. It was an incredibly kind gesture but since she also has two boys the exact same age, I just couldn't bring myself to leave both of them. So, I did take William over to her house (and he had a fabulous time playing on their slip and slide) while I met David for lunch at my favorite restaurant in San Diego, Cucina Urbana. Seriously every time we eat there, I like it more and more. We shared the fried squash blossoms filled with herb ricotta and purple basil pesto/lemon aioli + ceci bean hummus and piquollo pepper jam with grilled artisan bread + foraged mushroom pizza with braised leeks, taleggio and truffle oil + burnt brussels sprouts with sweet hot pepper sauce. It was such a delicious meal and so nice to go out with my man (and my sweet baby fellow).
After lunch I picked up William and went home to put the boys down for a nap. They gave me the best gift ever and both went to sleep at the same time. So I laid down to take a little snooze - it felt amazing, even if it only lasted 20 minutes before the baby woke up.
That night I went out with my best girls to D Bar. It was so fun to talk, laugh, eat and talk some more (and laugh some more too). I got the world's most enormous ice cream sundae. It actually wasn't that big but it came on this enormous platter and you constructed it yourself - which was really fun. Before we left I saw the owner and he looked so familiar to me. I was sure he was famous but I couldn't figure out from what. As we left the restaurant I asked one of the pastry chefs who he was and she said Keegan Gerhard (a judge on Food Network Challenge). I was so nerdy excited and as we met him at the door I exclaimed, "It's you!" He laughed and took our picture. He was incredibly nice and his restaurant was very good. I recommend it.
|Carrie, me, Kristi, Ashley and Stephanie|