Brooke sure gets excited when you ask her where her belly button is. (From my instagram)
Luckily, flying back and forth to California is pretty easy for us. The airport is super small and less than 10 minutes away.
We all got some reading done, ate a lot of snacks and Brooke played peek-a-book with the kid in the seat behind hers for about half the flight.
We made it to California, had some turkey and avocado sandwiches and then said our goodbyes to the Brooker. Sunday at 4 pm will feel really nice.
My sister wanted to go shopping at Nordstrom Rack and I found the perfect present for Brooke while we were out. A purse dog. She loves both things on their own so the combination of the two will make her so happy.
BANGS FRIEND came and met us for dinner at the Crepevine.
And then we walked next door to our favorite creamery.
Eating ice cream in the car with the heaters on full blast is something we should all do more often.
We are going to do a short run and then head to San Franscico and hopefully ride around in these cars (I have wanted to tour the city in one of these for a very long time).
See ya soon and enjoy every second of your Saturday! Time to sleep in!
Karien @ Running the Race
Those cars look like a lot of fun!!
Have good weekend – it will be Sunday 4 pm before you know it. x
Adriana @Laced Up With Lipstick
I think that purse dog is a fabulous idea!! Have a great weekend!!!
Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
Have great weekend — time flies when you’re having fun, so you’ll be back with Brooke before you know it!
Wendy @ New Moms Talk
Sleeping in. What’s that? We’re sleeping family style since my in-laws are visiting.
Oh and every time I read about your Cali trips, I think what a blessing they are. Family and individual choices mean that my hub sees his son twice a year. It’s not easy on anyone.
Thankfully texting and teens go well.
Ohhh that sounds so awesome!!! Have an amazing time! :)
Sharisse @ sharissespieces
Welcome back to Cali!:)
Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
Have a great weekend! I am sure it will fly by with friends and family…good luck on your run!
Sanaz @ runforcake
Yay! Have a great time and try to enjoy your time there.
The purse dog is adorable. We bought my 14 month old a cat purse and she was in heaven.
I’m telling you… Invest in a froyo company :)
Those cars look so fun! Brooke is going to loooove purse dog, my niece carries hers everywhere :)
Enjoy your time in San Fran!
I HAVE WANTED TO DRIVE THISE CARS FOR YEARS NOW!!! So jealous!!!!
Amy @ Run Mom Run
Have a good weekend! I’m glad you get to spend it with such a good friend!
Becky @ Ok, so here's the plan
Sleeping in? Not if my dog has anything to say about it. We were up at 7:15 this morning.
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Have fun in SF but be careful in those cars. When I lived there, we all hated those little cars because people are in the middle of the road going slow and going up super steep streets that those little things cannot go up! So as long as you dont do those things, you will be fine :-) Should be a gorgeous day in SF today. You should come to the East Bay sometime – Tons to do in Oakland and Berkeley, especially eat!!
Yes! EAST BAY RULES!!! :)
I was just going to say, come to Berkeley! It’s amazing here. Perfect for running (and eating). There’s a Cafe Rio, pizza, sushi, burgers, HILLS, and that’s not even it….
Love your plaid shirt! Could you share where its from? Hubs and I did the go cars years ago and it was crazy fun! A bit pricey because we went everywhere but we loved it! We kept going up and down Lombard St!
So happy that your sister was able to go to California with you:) Have a fun weekend catch up with Bangs too. Pictures ~ we want lots of pictures of all the fun!
Liz @ Carpe Diem and Run
Have fun on the cars! :)
Can’t wait to see what you’re going to be up to in San Francisco. My new hubby and I are moving from Canada to there the first week of February!!! Ahhhhhh. :)
Nikki @ will run for pizza
SO glad you have some great support when you have to go to Cali! I’m sure seeing a friendly face helps the whole trip!
Elizabeth @ my neon running shoes
Glad you got to see bangs!!! Sunday at 4:30 will be here before you know it. Enjoy San Fran! Eat something delicious to show us :)
Cori @ shes going the distance
that’s it, i’m getting froyo today!
Leigha @ Minougirl
Going to San Fran is my dream!! Today is my birthday so I will be eating lots of cake and ice cream :)
Happy Birthday!! Mine is tomorrow :)
Love the belly button. My 2 yr. old likes to play freeze tag with his sisters and he pulls up his shirt to shoot them with his “belly ray” to freeze them. He tries doing it in nursery, but the other kids don’t play along.
Have a fun trip.
Have a great day- looks really sunny! Brooke is going to love that purse dog- so cute.
Oh, how fun!
Glad u made it!
The dog purse is going to be a big hit with Brooke :)
Sisters, and friends that are like sisters (Bangs) are the best!
Thinking about you, but somehow you and your sister doing San Fran sounds like a great distraction from missing the Brookers this time around. Enjoy being two ladies checking out the city.
Kristina @ Blog About Running
Hahahah the dog purse is so cute! I remember having a little dog backpack when I was a child. Do you remember those? Stuffed animal backpacks were so popular and cool for a while hah! Hope you have a fun Saturday!
I hope that the weekend flies by and you have a lot of fun before 4 pm on Sunday. Enjoy exploring!
Ah enjoy San Fran and some quality girl time !!! I missed you by one week! I was just there spending time with my bestest friend :) It is such a fun city.
Marissa @ Run Riss Run
Those cars look so fun and I love San Fran! Enjoy your weekend and yay for Sunday at 4pm!!
Kris @ www.kris-lawrence.com
Brooke will LOVE the dog purse. My daughter has one and its a huge hit :) Have a great weekend. Those cars look interesting. I can’t tell if they are super tiny or just a low angle.
Have fun!! I know you’re excited for Sunday!
Megan @ Meg Go Run
When we were in San Fran we saw a lot of people in those cars. It looked like fun. :) Especially if the weather’s nice!
My sister lives in San Fran and we did the GoCar tours! They are terrifying and fun! If you get stuck on the hills rock your body in the car to give it a little momentum. My sister and I were video taped by a tourist as we were rocking our way up a hill hysterically laughing the whole time! I hope you have as much fun as we did!
How fun! So glad your sister is with you! I love taking trips with my sister, regardless of why, it always makes it better to have her with me.
Have fun today ! So glad your sister could join you & Bangs.
*We’ll be in SF today as well, we will watch out for little yellow cars.
Miranda @ Lovely Wife Lovely Life
Have fun!! Keep yourself busy and the time will fly by :) PS Brooke has the cutest clothes!
What a fun gift for Brooke!! She’ll love it!!
Those cars look like so much fun!!! :)
I’m hoping to be out in California in August for the IDEA World Fitness BlogFest with Sweat Pink!! Post is on my blog!!
Will you be going to that??
Today I’m working 2 jobs but then I have Monday off so I have a 2 day weekend instead of 1!! WOOOOHOOOO!! :)
Sleeping in and enjoying coffee and donuts was my Saturday morning, and it was glorious! :) It’s nice to just slow down for at least one day a week and just enjoy the morning just as it is. <3 I hope you have so much fun in CA (my home state, to I'm a bit bias, of course) and ohhhh SF. Love that city. You should totally drive those little cars! haha
I love the dog purse! So cute! You’re such a good mama :) Thanks for being an awesome example to me through your blog!
Laura @ RunningJunkie
My daughter has a few of those purses! haha!
I’m sure you’ll have a great time with your sister and bangs! Brooke will be back before you know it!
[email protected] My Mile!
So fun! Today was my first 20k race and I love the distance! Now I’m back in my pj’s and eating popcorn as I watch kid movies with my little one.
Have a blast in Cali!!!
Will you be running for Meg today? Something like over 56,000 people have pledged! I believe even Kara posted she ran today to honor her! I thought I would let you know because I am sure you will want to be a part of this. It’s such a tragic story even though I don’t know her. I did a quick 2 miler in 10 min to do my part for a fellow runner.
Do the cars! Do the cars! And take a video of the ensuing insanity :)
Do you have the belly button book with some hippo on the cover? Max loves it!
Yay for making it to California ok – hope you have an OK weekend, eat all the foodz!
Hope you got her both those purses because she will LOVe them! Glad y’all had a safe flight and that your sister is hanging with you and that you got to see Bang’s friend! Alright-those little cars looks like a blast!! Have fun and before you know it the day will be over!
Haha a purse dog, so cute! Have a great time in SF!
Danica @ It's Progression
I would love to know your favorite things to do in San Francisco! My husband and I are heading there soon.
I hope 4pm on Sunday is here before you know it!
Lauren @Will Run for Boston
Oh my gosh! I can’t wait for you to give Brooke that purse! She is never going to put it down – so cute!
Wow…that looks like Willow Glen.
Go cars are so much fun to do in the city! Everyone makes fun of you as you do it and points (I think they are just jealous). But it was a blast!
CA is so much fun! I hope you enjoy it!!
Runner Girl Eats
Enjoy your sister time in SF! Brooke will be back before you know it :)
2 Cups 'N Run
San Francisco is my favorite city in the world. Hopefully you are enjoying your time there even if emotionally it’s hard. Sunday is already here (at least where I am..), I hope your time without Brooks went by fast.
I love the plaid shirt your wearing! Where is it from!?
OMG love those cars!
Enjoy visiting Bangs and getting some good runs in. Time will move and soon…Brooke. Ugh. These weekends. Love hate relationships with them.
i was at the crepevine in palo alto 2 weeksago!!!
Lis @ 26.2x2
I’ve always wanted to explore in one of those cars, too! I’m sure you’ll enjoy yourself!
I love the greenish zip up your sister is wearing!! Wear is it from?
The Hungry Runner Girl
OMG! Amazing. Must go buy a Costco card just to get all the cute clothes you buy there!
Enjoy California and time with Bangs!
Kari @ Running Ricig
I’m so glad your sister could come with your to CA. It looks like you guys will/did have a great time together.
Love love love your plaid shirt; where did you find that gem?! And that dog purse is adorable :)
Those cars look super fun. Were they?
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