Seldom do I enjoy living in downtown KC, smushed between the boring business district with restaurants that close earlier than the average person would even want to eat dinner and the horrible nightlife overflowing with bros, bro chicks and their smurf music blaring (though unfortunately never quite loud enough to drown out the god-awful "woo-girls") for hours, that is the Power & Light District.
However, there are days - much like yesterday - where I can't help but love our living situation. Our loft is simple, but spacious and homey, and our view from 14 stories up, overlooking the city, never gets old. We rarely have any use for the car and get to use our legs as our main form of transportation, which is wonderful for our ever-curious little one who loves to be out and about all day long.
Although I would've liked to have been able to sleep in longer than I did (DH wakes up at 430/5am and occasionally I will too because of his alarm or the noises that go along with getting ready - all fine and good, except it's hard as hell for me to fall back asleep once I've been woken up and it's rare that I'm successful at returning to slumberland), the sunrise yesterday morning was stunning. I snapped a shot of it before it was too late, but the photo still doesn't do it justice.
DS woke up a little earlier yesterday too, but somehow we both managed to put on happy faces and have a ball playing with tupperware and plastic bottles and shoes - basically anything other than the toys that were made specifically for babies, but you know how that goes - but had the most fun with the mirror. Sitting on it, standing on it, dancing on it, talking to it, hitting it, stroking it with other "toys." The boy's got a thing for mirrors (or himself - though I wouldn't blame him).
As soon as DH came home from work, we were on our way to do some adventuring around town, remaining within walking distance from home as DS was just being carried and not strolled, taking full advantage of the nearly 60 degree weather in February, complete with a beautiful blue sky, very mild wind and a bright, shiny sun, adding even more warmth and comfort to the journey.
My mum came over after our family outdoor adventure to watch Liam for a few hours so DH and I could run a few errands baby-free and have a bit of time to ourselves. Headed out to the plaza (shopping, fine dining, etc.) to hit up a few stores for all the sales that are going on right now and brought the evening to a close with some good ol' Italian pasta dishes and the belated birthday gift (a Nexus 7 32GB) I gave DH after our meal which he unboxed excitedly, absolutely in love.
I'm determined to make more days this good, despite my usual negative feelings toward my surroundings. This is home - at least for now - might as well settle in.