Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

San Fransisco Getaway

M and I spent 4 days last week in San Fransisco. We left the kids behind. Our wonderful parents took turns taking care of them. M had a conference there for a day and a half. I enjoyed having a few hours to myself. The rest of the time we did touristy things, ate yummy food, shopped a bit (there is never any time for clothes shopping when you have little kids), watched a couple movies, walked all over town and enjoyed being together. Here's a few pics.

Riding a cable car (transportation system from 1873, the cars grab cables running on a loop underground, wiki it if you want to learn more).

Then we rented a tandem bike and rode across the Golden Gate Bridge (note: tandem bikes are not as fun as they look, especially when riding across a windy bridge).
Here we are about to get on the bridge with the city in the background.

Action shot.
On bridge.

And we made it.

Thanks to M for making me go and thanks to our family for taking such great care of our kiddos.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Visiting Papa Fitzer at Work

This is a stacker. Papa Fitzer has been driving one of these almost every day for decades. He took each of them for rides and they loved it. I used to love riding/driving these when I was a kid, too.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Bellingham Friends

We have gotten a chance to spend some time with our friends in Bellingham twice recently. The kids always have a blast together playing outside, feeding the chickens, running around downstairs, and sometimes we take them places. Only the tiniest nap and everyone gets dirty. It is super fun and my kids always want to go back. Now that many of the kids are older and more independent and we only have one "baby" between us, the moms actually get to chat a bit. During our visit in May, I was trying to take a picture of Claire and Ari on the couch but this little guy kept getting in the way.

See? He is kind of a ham.

So, I finally got a good picture.

I think she might be a baby-lover like her mom and grandmas.

For this June visit, we ended up at a local spray park.

Ari chilled in the backpack.

And here's the group, all 7 of them.

It is nice to have good friends.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Long Time, No Blog

Ugh. I haven't blogged for a few weeks. I have some spare time today, though, and am going to write some posts and get them ready to publish over the next few days. Here is a sneak peak as to what we have been up to lately.

Stay tuned...