Activities for Kids, Family, San Francisco

Fan Day at the Giants Stadium

When Jace broke my phone at the end of last year, I lost a lot of my photos, and haven’t been to an Apple Store yet to recover them.  But thankfully I found these gems saved in my email! Back in October when Pam was visiting I was given suite tickets to the last Giants game of the season – fan day! The view was amazing and we enjoyed all kinds of perks in the company suite. Part of fan day were games and freebies and first game certificates for the boys. Such a beautiful day and a great game. Jace was full of brotherly hugs and photo bombs too. Such a lover that one. Glad I was able to treat my sister to a little fun in the city. We even got to run the bases after the game!

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Jace

The best bed head award goes to

JACE!!!

We’ve caught quite the head cold in my house, one that’s officially taken us all out of commission for well over a week. And poor Jace has had it the worst. He refuses to blow his nose so every time we hear a monstrous sneeze we come running with the tissues. Even little Walker has snot coming out by the sneeze-fuls.  Hopefully all of our sinuses and lungs clear up this next week and we can feel more ourselves and have more energy. Hopefully you all are avoiding the winter colds and flus going around!

Cheryl, Projects

Starting this year

This year I’ve decided to take a break from my social apps, primarily Instagram, and instead focus on using the little down time I have to read all the books people have given me. Normally I give myself a million New Year’s resolutions, but I always seem to fail at all of them, so this year I’m deciding on only one.  I’ve also preordered this book, in hopes of getting a better handle on how much time I spend on my phone and why it affects me. Too many times I leave my IG feed feeling bad about myself. How to Break Up with Your Phone also details out the addictive nature of your phone and how it doesn’t allow you to retain real memories or really focus. But at the same time it’s a 30 day activity book to get your life back and out of your phone. The book comes in early February so until then I’ll be picking up my first book from my shelf, starting with Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, and also blogging more.  I find that I’m more of my true self when I’m documenting and writing on my blog than on social media. Maybe I’ll come back after this break with a new outlook on how to use Instagram or other social apps in a way that I actually enjoy and gain inspiration from. All this with the caveat that if I start a book and can’t get into it after a few chapters that I can put it down and start another. I have so many more titles waiting in the wind at the library that I can tap into once I get through this list if so. But then there I go again, setting my sights too high!

Here’s the the line up, not in any particular order:

  • Outlander
  • Written in my Own Heart’s Blood
  • Wildflower
  • Steve Jobs
  • A Discovery of Witches
  • The Grapevine Vampire
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers
  • The Alchemist
  • Jane Eyre
  • The Tipping Point
  • My Life in France
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife
  • The Reader
  • The Keep (finish it!)
  • The White Queen
  • City of Sanctuary (finish it!)

Wish me luck!

Life, Rob

Rob’s new ride

We finally bought another ride, now for Rob’s new commute to work. The 5 months off were nice but the real world was calling, and so were the 80s! We found this little rad thing – an ’87 Toyota Celica up in Milpitas off CL. Only 80,000 miles and purrs like a kitten. No airbags so we drive extra cautiously, ha, but so far so good. I pray God lets us get around it in safely. Even has the old vintage, original plates. You sort of feel like you’re in Back to the Future or some other 80s flick when you drive in it. Let’s see how it does. And also, a big congrats to my main squeeze for landing an Associate Director of Admissions job. Good luck honey! They already love you I’m sure.

Jace

Jace’s first day of preschool

Well, my first born is off to preschool! Today was his first day. And even though I was super nervous about dropping him at a new school, to meet new friends with new teachers, Jace took the lead and had no fear in taking on the first day. He even wanted to preview the lunch I packed for him (which is seriously so much fun). After we put all his goodies in his cubby, he was ready to go and didn’t even say bye to me. Thankfully I snapped some pictures at home before we left. And jeez, could this kid be any more of a Daddy’s boy?! When I picked him up his teacher said he was a little shy and only cried once but overall a great first day. When we got home he said he wanted to watch a movie and cuddle and my heart just about burst. He said he cried because he wanted me. Such a little boy still and I love it. I hope he warms up to all the other kids, there were a lot so I can understand him feeling overwhelmed. Only day one so we’ll see how the rest of the week goes. I’m sad now being away from him all day but know he’s learning lots. I think every day will feel long for the both of us.