InstaFriday 6.15.12

Simple, grainy, cell phone photos that tell the story of our week. It's InstaFriday time!

life rearranged

We had family in town this past weekend, and then we left for southern California on Wednesday, so this week feels like it has gone by in a flash. Out of the ordinary weeks make life so fun! Except when those out of the ordinary weeks include going through not one, but two iPhones. The first one was totally not my fault so it was replaced for free, but the second one? That was all me. Sigh. Goodbye lots of pictures. Goodbye money, nice knowing you.

The apartment search continues for us and about 2,000 other people. It's bleak, people. Bleak and frustrating. This was the line to talk to the landlord, the instagram square hardly does it justice; there's more behind that lady in the green dress. No joke.

On the bright side, Nana and Pops were here along with Uncle Keith and Aunt Lindsey. Keith and Lindsey are moving to Berkeley in August so Keith can start his PhD. Smarty-pants. There were pictures of Cora with her aunt and uncle, but RIP iPhone #2.

The swaddle is done, done done. Yay! We moved Cora's bedtime up to 7:45ish, with her routine starting at 7 and no swaddle. It was a rough (sleepless) transition, but I think we've turned a corner in the past couple of days.

Morning naps after those sleepless nights totally save the day for the both of us. 

We spent a very hot day in Walnut Creek searching for something for Cora to wear for a few weddings we're going to this summer. Honestly, what does a baby wear to a formal wedding at the Biltmore in LA? I'm all ears for suggestions.

This picture was taken on the drive to southern CA about 5 minutes before Cora lost it for the next two hours. It was heart wrenching, especially when she started to reach out for me as I tried to comfort her. It broke my heart and I still get all teary thinking about it. She eventually fell asleep, but it was rough. 

We got to the hotel around 1:30am and Cora had a party. We're staying so close to Disneyland, but no Magic Kingdom for us, lots of wedding festivities and trying to figure out the maze that is the Orange County freeway system.

I hung out at South Coast Plaza for the afternoon while Stu was at the rehearsal. This mall is nuts. 

The rehearsal dinner was a ton of fun. I can't wait for the wedding tomorrow! Yay Ryan and Katy!

Cora had fun hanging out with her buddy Piper. They haven't seen each other since Christmas, they've grown so much! 

Michelle, doing what she does best, instagraming.

Ayra, Walter, Cora, Mike, Pat, and Piper. I promise Pat isn't flipping the camera off, he just had a piece of bread in his hand. I love that she has so many of Stu's guy friends to love on her. It's so stinking sweet!

With Katy, the beautiful bride-to-be.

I'm trying out some curls for the wedding, but I wanted to do a test run. No heat, just a headband, some damp hair, and a good nights sleep. My hair was super curly all day today, total lioness. I'm working on taming the frizz for tomorrow. 

We all went to Balboa Island today. It was fun to play tourist and just walk around. I would say "and enjoy the weather," but it's June gloom time. It feels like every time we come to southern CA lately the weather has been less than stellar and it's warmer back home by the bay. Strange.  Cora slept in the Ergo on the way there, and was pretty mellow on the way back. We got back to the hotel and she went into the pool for the first time. She loved it! All of those pictures were with the fancy camera though, and that deserves a post of its own.

Happy Friday!

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