Sunday, August 7, 2016

Clover Turns 2

My baby, my sweet Clover, is turning two! I recently read something online (I can't remember what) that described someone as "sweetness and light personified" and I thought, "that's Clover!" 




 Never have I met someone so joyful, sweet and kind. Her playfulness, her devotion to her sister and her mischievous spirit make her a pleasure to know.



I can't believe how much she has grown and changed this year. She's not a baby anymore and she reminds us every day by how clever, strong and independent she is. Even so, she will always be the baby of the family and holds a special place in our hearts.



Happy Birthday to my amazing little girl, you are beautiful inside and out!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

San Francisco


I'm skipping ahead a bit here because I am just too excited to share pictures from our San Francisco trip! It was our first really big trip with both kids and we had an amazing time. The rest of the July photos will just have to wait.

We found out the cable cars are fun but a really inefficient way to get around. 

Sea Lions on Pier 39




Fisherman's Wharf



The Conservatory of Flowers was stunning and we didn't even go inside!





Golden Gate Park

The California Academy of Science, an incredible place!




Clover was so tired she passed out on a bench at the museum!

Rainforest room at the California Academy of Science




Japanese Tea Garden at Golden Gate Park



Sleepy breakfast faces


 Lot's to do at the Children's Creativity Museum






China Town had amazing food and Echo learned to use chopsticks!





A flower from the San Francisco flower market




The Palace of Fine Arts



Beach time!




And of course the Golden Gate Bridge draped in fog