Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sightseeing in Sacramento, Ca

Yesterday we visited Sacramento, Ca for the first time. We chose the capitol as our destination.
When we arrived, our first decision was deciding where to park at. We found a parking garage that costs $5 to park in. Then we walked a few blocks to get to the capitol. When we got there we were unsure of what entrance to use. Some people that just came out of the building were approaching us, so I asked them where we should enter and they gladly told us what entrance to use. As we entered, I was surprised to find a full security team there. I don't know why I was surprised, but I was. I already knew there was a heightened alert due to the 9-11 anniversary fast approaching. We made it through security and we were on our way. We decided to do a self tour since we had the baby with us and didn't want to interrupt a guided tour if Ethan decided to get upset during it. We toured the first floor and found some interesting things to look at. We ventured up to the second floor. As we exited the elevator we saw several people in business suits standing around chit chatting and scurrying about. We quickly felt out of place because we were wearing shorts and flip-flops and pushing a baby stroller. You know...the typical tourist. We grabbed the next elevator up. So we went to the third floor and sat in on a legislative session. It was interesting to be in there and to be able to witness lawmakers in action. All in all we had a good visit. There's just one thing we noticed that they have "room for improvement". I thought there should have been a "baby friendly" bathroom. We couldn't find a baby changing area or even a place for nursing mothers. The man at the information desk tried to help us but he wasn't sure where one was either.

The "Thinker"

Dennis & Diane sitting in the capitol garden

Every morning I spend some time with Ethan. I talk to him, hug him, kiss him, and just watch him. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. He gave me quite a show yesterday while changing his diaper. It was a poopy one by the way. I had already proceeded in taking the dirty diaper off and was using a wipey to clean him up when I noticed he wasn't through pottying yet, you know...#2. Then he spit up a little bit. In my mind I had already thought "ok, all that is missing now is some peepee". Yep, you guessed it, he started peeing and I cupped my hand over it to deflect it going all over the place. I just started to laugh! He remained quite calm through the whole thing, even kind of happy.


  1. Now that is a proud Mimi with her little grandbaby.

  2. Awww...such special times, those we get to spend with our grandkids. I am missing a lot of Zoe's first year, too, because I don't have the time or money to travel there often.