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Monday
Feb272012

saying "yes" to adventure

Friday is the day I spend solo with the kids, and because I am not really a homebody I like to take them out of the house and on some kind of adventure, even if it just means going to Trader Joe's or our favorite kid-friendly coffee shop. We like to go on play dates, too, but I've recently discovered that impromptu gatherings are the best for me and my friends and our unpredictable munchkins. In the past month alone saying "yes" to last-minute adventure has taken us to gelato dates, brunch at our friends' house, and walks to the park. So when we were invited out last Friday, I knew what I had to say. 

With kids in tow, Henry, Maira, and I ventured off to the downtown LA arts district to visit the Geronimo Balloons studio. Henry wasn't so sure about the neighborhood as walked from the car to the nondescript brick building, but once we entered Jihan's gorgeous and colorful space, he was in heaven. So was I.

We met old friends and new friends, and Henry had an encounter with a very big and cheerful pink balloon. The day was complete with a lunch at Urth Cafe and a surprise visit to our friends at Poketo, too. Thanks to Jihan, Ted, and Angie for opening their doors to our rambunctious crew.

Reader Comments (1)

haha, I think it's incredible that you took to kids to Jihan's studio. And you're SO LUCKY to be able to do that...I'd love to see her space up close :)

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