You know what happens when you mix together a Friday afternoon at the Santa Monica Pier with a carousel ride, a couple arcade games, a sunset sky striped with reds and yellows over a glassy ocean, a million bubbles floating through an evening sky and a gaggle of costumed creatures on stilts?
You get three crazy happy kids and an end-of-the-week tired mom who all of a sudden feels pretty damn good.
Yes, it actually happened. Some of you may know that I try to make Friday a little special. But most of the time it ends up well, pretty ordinary. Or damn right hellish.
But yesterday was one of those stars aligning kind of Fridays. On November 21, 2008, it all came together. And holy crap, I felt like a supermom for a few hours. And it felt good. Real good. Now I know what all of you feel like almost all of the time.
So as the weekend begins to soak in, I'll leave you with a few images from our spontaneously fun Friday.
Showing off the fruits of their arcade games' labor
A November sunset to feed the soul
One of the reasons I love living in LA.
Magical stilt people cruising around for no apparent reason.
Happy weekend you mamas out there!