Thursday, June 19, 2008

A San Francisco Treat

For Father's Day weekend we made a trip to San Francisco. Matt & Aimee and her parents also made the trip with us. It all started with the idea that our kids have never seen a live professional baseball game and we thought they needed to have that experience. But we couldn't make a trip all the way to SF just to watch a Giants baseball game - what kind of a trip would that be?!

Our first stop was to the San Francisco Exploratorium. The kids ATE. IT. UP. They were totally enthralled with each and every interactive display. There really was something for everyone - check out Jackson with the toilet/drinking fountain display - he was diggin' it. We highly recommend this place for families of all ages.

We stopped in Chinatown for a quick sight-see and souvineer. The kids were so excited to visit this place. I don't know quite what they were expecting, but it met and exceeded their expectations. We took them into a little gift shop and they were in hog heaven. It took them almost an hour to finally decide what they wanted to buy. Jackson was loving this broom. He really does love to sweep - I know, that's weird, but he thinks it's the best thing ever. He picked it out for himself.

On our way over to the stadium, Jeremy decided to take us on a little journey through the streets of San Francisco. The picture doesn't do it justice, but the steepness of this road was almost unbearable! The kids thought it was great and mommy was freaking out!

We got to the stadium about 30 mintues before the game and had time to go get dinner. That ballpark dinner cost us a small fortune, but we were all happy and full after we'd eaten. I had never been to the new AT&T park before and was amazed by the grandeur of it all. Our seats were pretty high up there and from where we sat it looked like the whole stadium would topple over into the water. The kids got restless about an hour into the game so we walked the stadium and had fun on the attractions for the kids. We stayed till the very end of the game trying to enjoy every moment before we hopped in the car to go home.

It was a good day. Good kids. Good times. We hope they'll remember this day for the rest of their lives. That's why we do these things for our kids after all.

Do you remember your first baseball game?


Becca said...

You guys do so many fun things together!! It's awesome!! I love the picture of all of you in China Town!!! What a beautiful family!

Kristen said...

Looks like a fun trip. I love the picture of all of you at the baseball game...very cute! You guys should have come down our way last weekend and gone to "Mormon Night" with the Angels. They even played the Braves...Matt would have loved that.

Jeremy said...

Kristen- Hook us up with some cheap tickets and your on!

kelly said...

I love the exploratorium. We took Micah and Jacob there when Micah was about 4. He yelled really loudly at least 3 times that a man there sounded like a woman. The man was so not laughing. We saw an A's game. I love your blogs!