Monday, April 25, 2011

San Francisco: Part 2

I slept in the guest bedroom with Juliet on Saturday night...and woke up to her standing in the co-sleeper calling my name around 3:00 AM. When I opened my eyes to look at her, she said, "I snuggle you mommy." I couldn't resist that, so I pulled her into bed with me. She was surprisingly easy to sleep with...didn't kick me in the back all night like Aidric likes to do.

However, our sleepover did mean an early rising time. So, we got dressed and tried to sneak out of the apartment without waking anyone else up. John had slept on the couch though, so he ended up joining us for a walk down to Polk Street for Peet's Coffee and bagels from the Bagelry.

We brought them home and after we ate, we headed to Golden Gate Park. I'd been there before, but never to the Children's Playground area, which is SO fun!! The kids loved it. I've never seen anything like these cement slides before.



Lots of climbing for both kids..




On the carousel:




A few quick pictures with grandma:


And a little more climbing...



After the playground, we ate at Park Chow, an old fave from when I worked at UCSF. Then, the kids and I walked to the hospital to meet up with one of my former co-workers and good friend, Becky. The kids enjoyed the playroom while Beck and I did our best to catch up in 20 minutes.

We headed back to John's then and made some time for naps. I wish I had pictures of the rest of the day, but I decided to free myself from the camera! I had googled "things to do with kids in SF" and found something I'd never done before. It's called the "Wave Organ". It's so hard to describe, but it was very cool and I'm glad we checked it out. You walk out on a jetty to get there, which was a little terrifying with a 2 year old and 3 year old, I'm not going to lie. More info here if you're planning a trip and interested:

http://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/plan_your_visit/wave_organ/

We capped our day with the ultimate SF tourist treat...a trip to Ghirardelli Square. We ate at The Pub and then devoured two sundaes between the 5 of us at Ghirardelli.

Overall, a FANTASTIC weekend...thanks for having us John and mom, thanks for letting the kids and I crash what would have been a much more relaxing weekend for you in San Francisco =)

5 comments:

KimBerly said...

I've always wanted to visit San Fran.. Great pics. Looks like the kids had a great time.

Gretchen said...

Great pics from your fabulous trip!! So glad you had such a great time. And can we talk about how adorable J's strawberry outfit is from day #1???? LOVE it! And when did her hair get so long?? She's looking very grown up these days!

Megan said...

That playground looks awesome!! Glad you guys had a good trip.

Dana said...

Such a fun trip. Glad you had a good time. Thanks for sharing!

beth said...

That park looks so amazing!! Glad you had such a fun trip!