Sunday, June 17, 2007
SLO down! This ain't LA
We spent the weekend in San Luis Obispo visiting my paternal Grandma, Athena/Rowan's Great Grandma Ag. We got a call Thursday night that she wasn't doing well, and made a last minute decision to drive up the following morning. We left at 4 am hoping the kids would sleep the whole way. Rowan cooperated, Athena did not, but she was great on the drive other than being awake. The one time she did dose off, Rowan woke up to nurse so she slept a total of 1 minute. We spent some time visiting with all the family on Friday, but didn't see Great Grandma until Saturday. She hasn't been able to keep down food for the past 2 weeks and has lost 15 pounds or so. She is still mentally all there though so it was really good to see her. She got to meet her 2 new great grandsons and see her adorable great granddaughters too.
Although the weekend was exhausting, I am glad we did it. I've posted a few pictures of the family from the weekend. The best is that after 3 years of life, Athena spent her first night sleeping in a crib. She is a funny one. We ordered the crib for Rowan just to keep ALL sleeping arrangements open since we knew the queen bed felt really springy and figured it was going to be a rough night. Anyway, once she saw the crib she said, "I want to go in there". From there it was decided she'd stay and sleep in it which worked out great for us.
(from the top)
1. Cliff with Dante, Me with Rowan, Great Grandma, my dad with Oli, and Athena on the floor
2. My Uncle Ron, Aunt Sondra, G. Grandma, and Dad
3. Rowan dressed up in Uncle Del's glasses/hat
4 G. Grandma with Rowan, and Me with Athena
5. Athena in crib
Note to Vegans - We survived quite well by eating at the New Frontiers Natural Grocery Store, and the Natural Cafe in downtown. There is also a restaurant called Big Sky that has good vegan options. At the natural cafe we had chocolate soy shake that was the best I've had since this weird cult like diner closed in Berkeley.