Tuesday, April 28, 2009

San Francisco

On Saturday, April 18th, we drove to San Francisco to show my niece, Erin, around. We made the mistake of not finding the best parking spot and ending up walking from Pier 15 to Pier 39 and then on to the Cannery and Ghiradelli Square. Oh we were so tired when we got there! Jake had bought baseball tickets to see the Giants play the Phillies and so we had to hop on a trolley and ride the metro system to get back to the opposite side of town. Nathan sqealed in delight when the trolley started and everyone on the car looked at him. I had several comments of "look how cute that little boy is" and the infamous question: "How can they tell a baby that age needs glasses?". I wish that we would have had 2 or 3 days to spend there, but alas, this is the second time in our marriage we've had to do San Francisco in a day! Remember the first time Kath? The oxygen bar... racing back to get on the ferry on time? Freezing in the morning and then by the evening wishing I hadn't brought a sweater to carry? That was such an awesome day!

We had fun at the baseball game and we all were fried. My nose is still peeling from a week and a half ago! Jake loved taking his son to his first professional baseball game and explaining to Ellie that she is going to be like Kayla and play softball. Jake patiently told Ellie all about the positions and how someday he hoped that Nathan would pitch for the Red Sox (its a long shot but like Ryan Shupe's song says "Dream Big"!).

What an amazing and fun day. We can't wait to take our next family vacation to Seattle in June!













6 comments:

Janice & Don said...

It looks like you had so much fun! And your pictures turned out amazing!

Melissa said...

You make me homesick! I'm glad you had fun!

Kathleen said...

Do you remember missing our bus stop and ending up in a bad part of town hoping we wouldn't be shot in a drive-by? Fun times! :-)

Kyle and Alli said...

We would love to meet you guys tomorrow when you come up for Nathan's surgery! We are in PICU bed #7, so either call or come on over!

Mom & Dad Ellinger said...

I love every single picture. That looked like such a fun event, one I hope both kids won't ever forget. Those are cute pictures of Erin. One of these days you (Stephanie) will have to break down and include yourself in some of these pictures or else there will be no way to prove that you actually went on the trips. I remember always being the photographer also and not too many shots of me.

Tammy said...

Steph beautiful pictures. I want to go on vacation...