BACK TO ICE SKATING:
Yep, ice skating was free too in Orange County. I know, wallow with me. They give you free rentals of skates too. This place had double bladed skates for kids so it makes them a little more sturdy than the regular skates. Unfortunately they only had Sawyer's size in those by the time we made it to the rental booth. So Greta and Gunnar were stuck with hockey skates, but they did surprisingly well. Gunnar has only been ice skating once, years ago. This was Sawyer and Greta's first time. All in all, they loved in. In fact as we were walking to the car Sawyer said, "this was the most fun day of my life." Perfectly matter of fact, just like that. Oh, there's no photos of Aaron. One, I couldn't bring my camera on the ice, I guess it was against the rules, and two, he can't ice skate very well. So he volunteered to be photographer while the rest of us rotated around with all the kids.
That night we dined on fantastic sushi. And then I don't really remember what else happened that night, but I believe there was an argument between Aaron and Jane over meyer lemon tea, some Shin ramen was consumed around the midnight hour, and I slept like crap. The next morning we all met for brunch at The Filling Station in downtown Orange. Awesome food.
Then walked up the street to an adorable little cupcake shop for dessert. Somebody liked her headband, Alissa insisted on wearing it two days in a row.
Can't wait until next time! We miss you already suburbia and suburban friends!