Showing posts from December, 2010

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Christmas has come and gone. You wouldn't know it around here at this point. Everything is still up awaiting removal; how to find the time to do it is what I ask myself. Little by little, it'll get done. We had a great Christmas this year. Kind of a Christmas "light" really. Heavy on activities and light on presents. The kids didn't seem to mind. The older two will probably remember the experiences more than the toys anyway. But the toys they did get sure are fun!

Grandma celebrated with us early and that was exciting as always. The kids loved the presents from her, and it was a good way to ease into the gift giving of Christmastime. Grandpa was thoughtful to send children's books (that I love) and gift cards, which we opened Christmas Eve. Granny and Granddad were so generous this year, giving the kids Pillow Pets and a play tool bench, among other gifts. Boy, I tell you, those Pillow Pets were a hit! Santa also brought each kid a gift and filled the stocki…

Paul's Dad

This morning Paul's dad passed away. He was a wonderful man who will be dearly missed. We are thankful that we got to see him and Granny via webcam for part of Christmas dinner and for some gift opening. The kids love interacting with their grandparents in England. Please keep Paul and his family in your thoughts.

Weekend in San Francisco

For the very first time we took a trip to San Francisco to see the City during the holidays. Our friends have done it a few times with their kids, and we thought it was such a great idea that we'd try it now that Sammy is old enough to travel a bit more easily. It was action packed, and the photos will show all that you can fit in in just two days. It was a merry trip to celebrate the best Christmas we've had yet!

We took BART into the City. Lucy and Annabel were super excited: Lucy's second ride and Annabel's first. We will be riding again soon I think.

The hotel's gingerbread village had a kid-operated cable car.

At the Union Square Christmas tree, a white fir from Mount Shasta.

All of us!

Paul and Sammy with the Grinch.

The girls and I went ice skating on the square.

It was a little rainy. Well, a lot rainy but we still had a great time.

Sammy hung out with Daddy. Sam kept asking for the Grinch. I think they were stalking him a bit because of Sammy's fascination.