Mom's Night Out: Salt & The Diamond
few of my local mamas and i have formed an official group for monthly get togethers. the agenda was to get a name, but that went out the window pdq. i packed my heels and my camera into my huge purse and bussed to Khara's where we were all to meet. i forgot my flash but i guess it was better to not have an annoyingly blinding light with us though it would have definitely made for better photos. normally i would have packed my Converse and worn my heels, but i'm a mom now and the less suffering i need to endure, the better. i did actually attempt to walk to the bus top in heels and changed into my Converse halfway there just in case i needed to run.
i had half a cookie and a shot of coconut tequila before i caught the bus followed by a quarter glass of wine at Khara's. that was pretty much all i needed for the entire evening. we eventually got into the car and parked at River Rock to jump onto the sky train.
yes, she is also a mom. i know, i would totally tap her in half a second.
you know you are old when you breeze by the clothing stores and spend 2 minutes staring wistfully into all the home furnishing and decor shops.
Our first stop: The Salt Tasting Room
Everyone enjoyed a flight of wine while i sipped my water
Charcuterie at its best
I finally changed into my heels. Khara joined me. HA!
I really love this place. Would be so fun to be able to have a private party in this room.
Lolas for Em and I
(because we both love ginger)
My Ladner Blondes
Guac & Salsa and Ceviché
it was probably about midnight when i had my first of two blackout scares. i knew i shouldn't have worn that super tight bra with the super tight pants. I'M NOT 23 ANYMORE! lesson learned.
the sky train was no longer running and cabs don't take more than 4 passengers so we ended up taking a limo home. indeed i changed back into my comfy Cons. WEAK or SMART? both.
i was hungover the entire following day. i decided at 11:30am to hit the beach with the kids while kevin was over playing handyman at Lindsay and Neil's. i didn't get to the beach until about 4pm. we stayed for an hour. the kids played happily while i wrapped myself in a blanket and read my book behind sunglasses and my widest brimmed hat.
nights out are so great. you have a fabulous time being your pre-mom self and feel refreshed enough to tackle motherhood again. one night goes a long way and nothing ends a night out better than coming home to these beautiful people snug in their beds and kissing them a million times goodnight.