December has always been such a fun month for us. First off we’ve got our little guys 7th birthday and then of course all the wonderful Christmas things we enjoy tackling. Low key has also been the word we’ve been throwing around a lot lately and it no doubt applied to my baby’s birthday celebration. He’s fine with parties and thoroughly enjoys them, but he’s also super okay to celebrate it with just the family. All he wanted to do for his big day was to go to the arcade and bakery. He basically chose to relive an outing that he did with the Hubs and big Sister, while I was away on a girls trip. It was simple enough and we were happy to oblige.
He was pretty much on cloud nine during our outing. We may not be able to please him every time when it comes to food, (my pickiest little eater) but give him all the sweets and he’s in heaven. He specifically requested pastries from Mr. Holmes Bakehouse so we stopped in first thing and made that wish come true. We stayed to enjoy cold brew coffee and each got our own pastry, no one was in a sharing type mood because it was that darn delicious. After baked goods we headed to Neon Retro Arcade for an hour of unlimited hardcore game play. My little guy pretty much wanted to try every game and had my Hubs or me following him around all over the arcade. Pac-man and Pinball are my go to games, the games I grew up playing, but my gal wanted to challenge me to Street-fighter and she kicked my butt every.single.time. Great mother daughter bonding I tell you!
Again, reliving his day with Dad and Sis, we had to go get sandwiches from Roma Market in Pasadena. We took the sandwiches with us to a park in nearby Chinatown. This stop was the only thing he had not done before, but me and my need to always have a picnic was in order. The kids enjoyed running around racing against me, doing cartwheels, rolling down the grassy hills, and P.S. I was sore the next day. I deeply wished in my heart the day didn’t have to end. It was by far the most chill, 100% whine free, magical day we’ve had in a while and because I had hoped if we kept it going he would have to stay my little boy forever.
Neon Retro Arcade // Pasadena
Roma Market //Pasadena