Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Girls Week In San Francisco

We took a girls trip to San Francisco this past week. My cousin and I flew in and met there a couple of years ago and decided it was so much fun we should do it again sometime. I thought since Graph had never been this was a perfect time to go.
Four days later I have NO voice. :) To much fun and not enough sleep.

The weather was unbelievable!! So beautiful! We only had one cold wet day and the rest were like this.

The girls enjoying the moment. You can NOT get a bad photo in this town.

My mom, my mother in law, our three girls and then my cousin and her daughter flew in.

OK this "bird lady" was driving everyone nuts. She was standing on the dock with bird seed in her hand and every so often she would open her hand just ever so slightly and birds form all over would flock to her and climb all over her to eat the bird seed. Feathers were flying everywhere. I thought at first she might be crazy but really I think she had to think it was funny to see everyone take off when the birds came.

The girls would have stayed on the dock watching the seals all day if I would have let them.

There are no shortage of fun things to do in this city.

Alcatraz Island

No trip to SF is complete without taking the trolley. We NEVER drive in SF as there are way to many ways to get around town without a car. We ride the bus, subway, trolleys etc. Plus you meet all kinds of interesting people that way.

View from the trolley window

Our girls are not used to all the street performers and homeless people. Ryanne talked to everyone and Morgan informed me she likes her small town better. This homeless guy barked at Ryanne and she just waved and smiled at him.

No trip would be complete without Grandma doing your nails.

Do they look like city kids?

We went to this amazing museum over at Golden Gate Park. It was four levels high and had a natural history museum, an aquarium, a planetarium and a rain forest.

They even had a penguin encounter and we got there just in time to watch them get fed.

There was this cool water tube you could climb inside and look up at the fish above. My cousin took this picture of us all waving up at her. Kinda cool. :)

The kids all loved the hands on stuff and asked lots of questions.

The End!


Brenda said...

Graph is so fortunate to have you as a "mom". I love how you enfold her into your life.

Jolene Grace said...

Looks like a blast! Everyone needs girl time!

littlecbsmom said...

I SO want to go to San Francisco and now even more!! I keep telling I am more inspired. What fun girl time you were blessed with!

Brigitte said...

Oh that is just so fun! I love SF and just girls...can't wait until mine are a little older for these types of trips. Good times.

Jessica said...

Wow, how fun! You are a fun mama! How nice that you guys could get away :)

Rhonda said...

Yay for a trip to San Francisco!!!

Got your message. I know, I know. It's been too long. I don't know why, but I have seriously struggled to be inspired to post anything. I still didn't finish posting about our vacation. We are all doing well though after strep went through the house.

I leave on Wednesday for a quick trip to Louisiana and will try to post when I get back.

Love and miss you!

Lex said...

Splendid Great time of all Ladies of Harkers(w/o Dan) you are super mom of all kids and other . enjoyful and cheerfull of good time together, Thank God and everyone that make graph +Morgan+Ryanne Dream come through as o heaven.
You are super incredible magician to create this magic event to them

Crystal Keilers said...

Morgan is getting so tall!

You gals all looks so cute together. And when Stephen and I went to SF this past summer, we could've watched the seals all day too. They have such personality!

Erica Young said...

SF looks like my kind of city. Glad you guys had fun and you got to get out and enjoy family time.

jo said...

wow! looks like you had a wonderful time with a life full of memories!