Thursday, August 20, 2015

Two Little Families

A couple of weeks ago (yes, I'm behind again), we had more visitors!

Two little families (at the end of a long day)

Brad, who is Chris's brother and youngest sibling came out with his wife Emilee and their 15 month old son, Elijah.

We had so much fun watching our two sons interact -- finally at an age where they can interact! There were a lot of hugs, a lot of watching cars, and a few opportunities to learn about sharing! It was our hope that we would have found a bigger home before their visit, but that didn't work out, so they ended up staying in an AirBnB just down the road (about a 15 minute walk or a 3 minute drive). This gave them plenty of space for rest and toddler naps, but was still close enough to see them in minutes.

We also borrowed a travel crib from a friend so that if Elijah felt like napping at our place, we could spend some more time together.  A few nights it worked out well for him to sleep in William's room so we could play games!

We did a lot together: Walked around Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, hiked in Muir Woods, played at the Discovery Bay Children's Museum, and got an all-day drive-thru tour of San Francisco.  They also had one morning to themselves and a date night. I'm sure they went home exhausted!

Discovery Bay Museum

Discovery Bay Museum -- not just for children . . . 

Discovery Bay Museum -- trains!

Discovery Bay Museum -- fish (toys)!

more fish and frogs!

At home, playing with trains and watching the busses

Emilee and I share our birthday month (August) and our sister-in-law gave us a certificate for "Tea for Two" at a local tea house. I had never been before, but it was really fun. The teas were delicious, the food was yummy and it was great to have some one-on-one time with Emilee.  (Sharon, next time you visit, I'll bring you!)

These two boys are a little over six months apart. Right now, that seems like a big difference, but in a couple of years, it will be nothing. It's my hope that these little boys grow up to be close buddies, even if there are states in between.

Thanks for making the trip out here Babiaks! Let's do it again soon!

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