Hi friends– Two of our kids and their families live in San Francisco, so we’re often trekking up the Interstate. Usually our stays are laced with scenic hikes, new restaurants, favorite books shops, and some fun touristing (I’m talking the Delores Mission around the corner from Bi Rite Ice Cream!).
But I’m just home from almost 3 weeks in SF with a whole new agenda– meeting and welcoming new baby Lois! It was all snuggles on the couch, stroller walks, diaper changes and lots of early firsts–first bath, first visit to her pediatrician, first outing downtown… I was besotted. And loved the quieter, gentler version of this SF visit.
So here’s some highlights from those magical days with Little Lois and her newly minted parents, Ani & Brian.
Since our Lois arrived 10 days early, we spent her first few days washing up baby clothes and sheets and blankets and organizing her new room, things we had planned to do before she was born.
There were some fun “firsts”– Here she is on her first day out to lunch, her first check up with the pediatrician, after her first bath, watching her first Cal Berkeley game with her grandma, her first trip down town SF.
And, happily for me, there are two other grand-kids just across town. So we there was some more chances to grand-mother away with our Mae and Eero. Love those 2 bright and spunky kids. photos: Mae in the box of buddies, out for a walk, story time with Gr. Larry, and Eero and his Dad watch a video of him knocking down the tower of blocks.
And the best part of a grandma’s trip to SF? The sweetest bit for me is watching our kids be such smart and tender parents. It’s a whole new time of life for them and it’s a joy to watch them take it up so well.
It was a marvelous memorable time and I’m so thankful that little Lois is here. So much joy.
Thanks Aaron, Jessica, Mae & Eero for the fun hang-outs!! And thanks too, to Ani & Brian for the sweetest time with the new baby Lois.