That is exactly what it felt like for me and the kids during the time our friends from Texas were in town. Phew! What whirlwind of activities and fun we all had! I have to admit, as tired as I was at the end of each day, I felt kind of sad when I woke up at the beginning of this week with no plans or fun places to go with our friends.
I did use the time to work on all the pictures I took! So here is a huge picture share of our SF vacation!
Running around the UC Stanford campus with the kids.
Enjoying the new summer blooms at Filoli Gardens
Trying to keep the sand out of the kids eyes at Half Moon Bay Beach.
Oysters at Tomales Bay!!
And hitting the Ferry Building several times over the course of their stay. We got a couple of foodies in this group!
Trips like these with young children are pretty stressful. But this group managed to do it all somehow. I was super impressed with all the energy everyone had. By Sunday I was pretty useless. I think I stayed in my PJs all day!
It was a grand old time and we all miss you guys already. I hope we get to see everyone again sooner than later!
We have some very good friends from Texas visiting this week.
It will probably be a slow week on my blog again this week while we are out and about with them.
It’s going to be a fun few these days!! <3
For our Project 52 Water theme last week, my friend Rachel and I decided to go on a photowalk/playdate hunt for it together. We met up on the warmest day of the year and it was just a perfect afternoon out in flip-flops, shorts and dresses with our kids!
We decided to stay around the Ferry Building and Justin Herman Plaza area since it was right on the water and had an interesting water fountain structure there.
We were entertained by our three goofballs all afternoon. They’ve become fast good friends since their moms always insist on bringing them along on all their photo playdates
It was one of those gorgeous days in the city where everyone and their sister was out. We finished our afternoon with some Mexican food and then a little more running around before finally calling it a day.
Then, as an extra special treat, Rex and I rode a pedicab back to our car! My boy was one happy little camper!
This past weekend we had some old friends in town for the Escape From Alcatraz race. Besides the race itself we got to spend some fun times with them running around the city. Mostly at restaurants though…
My little Jack-Jack learned to dance which made her walking better. And my Rex found a new love interest. He’s heartbroken she lives on the other coast.
After her Happy Hour dance marathon to start the weekend, she decided to tackle the streets of SF. I can’t believe how quickly she gave up the crawling once she decided she was done.
Yes that’s a spoon my little klepto walked out of the restaurant with.
I squeezed in some shopping with my son at some point. He picked out this rain jacket from Zara kids. He has yet to take it off other than to take a bath and go to bed.
We ended the evening with more delicious food at Slanted Door at the Ferry Building.
And after the kids left with their sitters, the adults topped of the night with some stiff cocktails at the new Burritt Room.
Good times. But I was definitely hurting Monday morning!
It’s cold, damp and foggy.
It’s official. Summer is here.
I’m sure we’ll get the occasional glimpse of sunshiny days but for the most part of our summer it’s pretty darn cold!
On days like these we try and stay inside the ferry building a little more. Rex loves the bookstore so we spent some time reading in there reading with dad.
Overpriced Japanese carry-out for lunch at Delica. Delicious and healthy but not much bang for your buck here.
I did a quick sprint through the market for my weekly greens while the boys read and splurged (read $25) on middle eastern goodness! I LOVE this stuff! My favorites are the chimichurri and of course baba ghanoush!
It totally looks like this was taken in the fall doesn’t it? Just a few weeks ago I was in shorts running around this same market. Sigh… that’s our city’s summer. But we’ve grown used to it and the kids don’t know any other way summers should be.
We love the farmer’s market at the Ferry Building. Especially on warm sunny mornings like these. I’ll pay a little more to shop for my weekly greens under the sun and by the water.
The mostly empty benches are great props for photographing my baby. It’s new, off the ground and she hasn’t figured out her escape route yet, makes it easier for me to snap away. (I hate that she won’t keep a hat on sunny days like these. Drives me nuts!)
We’ve come here dozens of times with my oldest over the years. He still manages to find something new to ask about every time. I love watching those same phases come through again with my little one now.
Oh and the blooms! This time of year the market is filled with spring flowers. The colors pop brightly everywhere. We brought a little bit of their beauty home with us.
As usual the 5yo is the first to tire of all the shopping, photo-taking and general slowness of his parents. He’s ready to go home and wants us to know it.
I’ve learned to slowly coax him out of his sulky mood. Maybe a little bribing with some cookie or chocolate treats later…
And there’s that ONE smile he allows me for the camera. Now mama’s happy she got her shot she wanted and he gets to go home.