Saturday, October 23, 2010

Love This City

Today was the perfect Bay Area Saturday.

A big part of Ryan's personality is his love for adventure. Whenever he's with us, he wants to go on big outings, rather than stay at home and let our bored children gang up on us. :) So we often throw caution naps to the wind and head to the city, the beach, or somewhere down south—anywhere, really. We typically go into San Francisco a couple of times a month, though it doesn't make the blog every time.

So today we headed to the farmers' market on Embarcadero, the one that surrounds the Ferry Building (another one of my favorite places in the city). It was a gorgeous, blustery day, so typical of San Francisco in the fall/winter. Ryan and Trenton fed some aggressive pigeons and seagulls, Chase chilled in THE exact same position in the stroller the entire time, and I drank some rich hot chocolate and sampled fancy cheese and sea salt. (Insert Trenton's voice saying, "FUN!!")

This is how Chase looked for pretty much the whole stroll. Except when he saw that we were eating some bread and he wasn't. My boys love to eat!

A happy Mr. T with hot chocolate on his face. A bit before this, I asked Trenton for a sip from the cup of hot chocolate he was holding. He told me in no uncertain terms, "Sit!" So I sat down next to him, and he graciously handed over the cup. It's always good to know things are sinking in!

Guess Ryan didn't make the cut. (Sorry, babe!) Our camera is on its last leg, so I didn't get a ton of pics.


  1. Beautiful!!! And there are plenty of "normal" days for naps :)

  2. You look like the coolest mom ever. I love your rain boots!

  3. I'm with Trenton, FUN! Love San Francisco. It's such an interesting city with so many fun things to do and see. Is your stroller a combi? I'm starting to look at double strollers and those seem to be the best ones. How do you like it?

  4. Wow, what a fun day! I wish we were close enough to the city to go more often! I am LOVING this weather too!

  5. Oh, these pics make me wish I were more adventurous with kids. I'm getting better, but sometimes I just loathe packing up all the crap (and the kids) into the car. Looks so fun.

  6. I am the same way- when David is home, it so hard to stay home! It looks like you had a great time! And it's nice to get confirmation that your kids DO hear you sometimes.... :0)