father's day at echo park lake!

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father's day is most definitely NOT A SHAM.  

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because unlike mother's day, a day when i carry a bunch of emotional baggage around all day, father's day is effortlessly chill. somehow everything goes just as planned and we all have this amazing time. like this one was for the books you guys.

with that, i accept this. father's day, you win. because mother's day is a sham.

mother's day is sham because i just try too hard at it. i try too hard to not care about not sleeping in. about not getting brunch. about working just as hard that day as any other day. maybe even harder.

so where does that leave me? i'll let you know next year. for now, photos and sarcastic commentary.

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P A L M  T R E ES

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W A T E R   L I L I E S

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AND DUCKS.

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this chill father's day, we spent the afternoon at echo park lake. ever been? well, if you haven't, it's come a long way since its mi vida loca days or that time they found a dead body in it. at least, nothing that dramatic of late. the water is seriously BLUE and decorated with beautiful lotus gardens, water lilies and a gigantic fountain in the center. and ducks! the surrounding park is pretty great, too. there is a track that takes you on a complete loop around the lake, a playground, lots of green area for breaking out a picnic and a boathouse with an awesome cafe + boat rentals.

see why i love LA? i will seriously never stop going on and on about it.

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we've been here before (our first trip all together was when knox was just 5-days-old!), but this was our first time renting pedal boats. you have to be two-years-old to ride one so we were holding out until knox's second birthday, which just passed.

lucky for knox it was worth the wait. and at $30 for an hour for all four us of it was a real bargain.

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josh and i thought it would be fun to split up. so i took knox. shockingly, max wasn't so into it. he kept looking at knox and me like excuse me? i think he's just used to us doing everything together.

we managed to stay out there for the full hour though...

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and josh even got a nap in.

see. i told you. father's day. definitely not a sham. but this mama still had fun. we all had fun. and that's all that really matters.

the end. 

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