The weather in Arizona has been beautiful lately, so we're really trying to take advantage of it before summer hits and we're sequestered indoors.
We celebrated Valentine's Day in style (note the sarcasm) by taking Luca out to a newish brewery in downtown Chandler. It's called San Tan Brewery, and the food was good. Darrick assured me the beer was as well. However, the best part of our visit was when the owner of the place (a British guy - -MEREDYTH when you come visit we're going there so you can make him fall in love with you) came over to talk to us. We were sitting outside on the patio, and he was standing nearby drinking a dark beer. Darrick asked how it was, not knowing he was the owner. He replied that it was bloody fantastic, then brought Darrick a free taste. Then he sat and talked to us for awhile. Turns out, he was the brewmaster at Four Peaks (you ASU alumni will know that place) for over 10 years, and decided to start his own brewery up. Pretty freaking cool. Oh, and highlight #2 was that they played Dead Kennedies as we were on the way out.
I bought Luca a special outfit for her first Valentine's Day, but like a crazy first-time mom, I wanted to wash it before she wore it. So I DID wash it...and then forgot to put it in the dryer. The result was that I had to throw that sucker in the dryer the morning of so she could wear it. Darrick didn't get it. He kept saying "Can't we just get something out of her closet for her to wear?". Men just do NOT understand the importance of a onesie with hearts and red pants with butt ruffles on Valentine's Day.
We have a three day weekend for President's Day, so on Saturday we took Luca to the Rennaisance Festival. The weather was perfect, and she really seemed to enjoy being outdoors and looking at all the people. Her daddy enjoyed beer and turkey legs. A good time was had by all.