Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Little Ketchup With A Side O' San Fran

For the record, Aris wouldn't let anyone near her water bottle all day long. Anytime we tried to help her hold it she kind of had a fit.

The flowers were so beautiful in the gardens there.

It was fun to visit the Oakland Temple. Zoe was super excited to visit "Jesus' House". 

After visiting the temple Roberta took the girls and I to a really fun group of parks right outside Berkley. There was a little farm where you could feed the animals lettuce if you want. The girls loved it. Although Zoe took a while to catch on to the concept.

I love the look on this lady's face. I have to say I'm right there with her. That goose was HUGE!

Tried to get a picture of me with the girls. It was hard. Aris and Zoe had missed their naps and they were a little grumpy.

From the farm we went into a little nature center they had right next door. They had all these little cutouts that you could look into and see dioramas of things. Zoe was fascinated by them.

Roberta and the girls.

I told you, it was like pulling teeth to get them to look the same way.

After the little nature center we headed over to the playground. The girls were in heaven. It was such a lovely Saturday. That evening Dean & I went with Roberta & Dave to a dinner at their church. It was a lot of fun.

David (Dean's dad) & Dean

Before we left on Sunday, David & Roberta took us to their favorite local restaurant. We had a lovely brunch and then hit the road. It was a short trip. Visits with family always end too quickly. We will be heading over to see them again soon. I can hardly wait. Love you guys, and miss you tons!

The girls drawing in David & Roberta's driveway.

The End

Sorry, I just couldn't help myself.


The Blonde Duck said...

Looks like a ton of fun! Personally, I'm partial to the ducks...

Your feature goes up Saturday! :)

Vicky said...

How nice for you to have family near! That goose WAS huge. My fav part was the 'ending'! TOO FUNNY!!

Elissa said...

and i'm so glad you DIDN'T help yourself. loved seeing every minute of it! have to admit, you have a seriously gorgeous family. my, my ,girl. you HAVE been busy. wish i could have tagged along.


mysteryhistorymom said...

Summie- thanks for the "field trip"! I love seeing you and your sweet little family! Looks like you made some wonderful memories.:) Lori

sara ferrel said...

summer, for serious, this is the best stew ever. i NEED this recipe! haha! no really, i need it. you can just email it to me if it's easier, hayliesmom@ymail.com ... thank you again!!!

Kimberly said...

Cute pics! Looks like you guys had lots of FUN!!! I love going to Cali to visit family! And I agree, the time with them always goes by too quickly!!!

Anonymous said...

so cute!
that's so great that you were able to go visit Dean's parents and go to all of those fun places together. I want to go on vacation and escape this moving mess!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

What fun! And the final pic. . .lol.

michelle said...

YOu know we only lived in the Bay area about a year and a half but you make me miss it! I gasped, out temple! Funny how that happens. Looks like a very fun trip, and I liked your ending.

jen duncan said...

The End. LOL!
Looks like a fun time! San Fran is a super area to go vacation at once in a while. Lucky you have peeps there. :-)

Ruth said...

Such great pictures. It looks like a great time.