Something very strange happened in San Francisco yesterday.
It was hot. Like other places in the country kind of hot. Our friends Dan and Katy moved to a new apartment (literally next door - how convenient is that!?) so we packed up the fam bam to pay them a visit. The boys LOVE visiting "Uncle Dan" and "Aunt Katy" because they are way cooler than mom and dad and bend all sorts of rules when they babysit!!
We brought some yummy See's candies and a bunch of tchotchkes as a housewarming gift -- bamboo tongs, house slippers, and this head wrap thing that I bought as a sort of gag but of course Katy pulled off as though it were a fashionable head band. That's kind of her bag - being trendy and decorating the heck out of rooms. I always get style envy when I see her decor. The thing that's great about her pieces are that they're interesting, unique, tell a story, and they all sort of fit together in this mid-century jumble. I love it. I told her I want her to come to our place and help us clean up our act! (Let's just say patching and and painting our walls has been on our to-do list for a year.)
They live really close to Dolores Park so we braved the heat and packed up. Croc had to walk on every ledge along the way -- I'm sure my kids aren't the only ones who do this. And we can't skip one or we will enter full on meltdown mode. Jon attempted to take a photo with the whole family. Thanks Jon!
My noob-ness often carries into my parenting skills and yesterday was no exception. We failed to bring food, cash, sunscreen, or shade with us and quickly became drenched in sweat and had a couple of hangry kids (and maybe a mommy) on our hands. Thanks Dan for saving the day with enough cash to pay for some yummy treats from the ice cream man.
It was nice catching up with good friends. We don't have any family in San Francisco so over the years we've developed a friend-family network that is pretty awesome (though we've known Dan since we lived in Ohio and is pretty much as close to family as you can get!). Our afternoon in Dolores Park was definitely a reminder of how beautiful this city is and how unique the people are...