We had an amazing day today and packed in more today that we do most days, which is sayin' something!
Spent the morning at the park and playground. Got really dirty. Came home and cleaned up.
Went for a long hike up in the mountains. It was a gorgeous day. Fresh air. Solitude. Relaxing, renewing, and wonderful.
Went to dinner at Chipotle for Mr. Mustard's birthday (same as last year...it's still Paprika's favorite place to go).
Drove home and saw the scene on Colorado Boulevard. Tomorrow is The Rose Parade, and as Pasadena residents, we get the crazy comin' to town once/year. Seriously.
Miles of people camped out overnight to watch the parade tomorrow. Looked like a festive environment, and so I had to take a few snaps on the drive home.
Made a birthday cake for Mr. Mustard. Chocolate. Paprika helped. It was almost ruined because I forgot to add water. I am no baker. But, Mr. Mustard realized it at the last minute, we pulled it out of the oven, added water, and the cake was saved. Phew!
Now we're getting ready to ring in the New Year. A good day, and a good birthday for Mr. Mustard (I hope)!