Monday, August 29, 2011

Family "DAY"cation

We didn't have the time or money to go on a big summer vacation this year. So we went on a "day"-cation. We took the family to San Francisco for the day. We started at the SF Zoo. Of course Little Richard wasn't with us. He was at Disneyland with friends. He hasn't been on a family vacation in 4 years.

Claire was very anxious to see a hippopotamus. She was able to get pretty darn close. He was sleeping though.

Lindsey and Aiden found some stray peacock feathers on the ground and decided to stick them in their pants. Most little kids thought it looked great, and wondered where they could get some too!

All the kids had to pose with Claire's new friend.

Then we ate lunch at a park. Even though it was August, it was too cold. So we ate our lunch in the car next to the park. Afterward we went to Exploratorium. Here Aiden is exploring some kind of force that spins you around with the wheel.

Dad and Lindsey were sharing the "whisper" game. If you've been to Exploratorium then you will recognize this. Otherwise it is too difficult to explain.

Dad and I sharing an intimate moment in the big Papa Bear dining chair.

I loved this photo of Aiden and Stone. It is true to their personalities.

Lindsey accidentally walked in front of a shot that Dad was taking. But I loved the resulting photo of the back of her head. I love the curly tendrils down her neck, and the "ever so Lindsey" ponytail buns in her hair.

This was Dad's favorite exhibit. It has to do with a state of confusion. "Should I drink or not?"
The toilet has never been used, it is completely sanitary, but just the negative connotation in our minds of toilets can cause one to pause before drinking. Claire makes it look all so elegant.

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