we were off to san francisco for the day, but first, we had a little surprise for layla. we decided to give her her birthday present early this year, because of was. she’s been reading the ‘american girl’ books, and has intermittently been asking for a doll. her favorite from the books has been julie, who is from 1974 and lives in san francisco. lily and hannah have dolls, and we knew they would all have fun playing with them together.
the kids rode the carousel, but micah and jacob were very disappointed that there were no more ‘animals’ to ride and they had to sit on a bench. the lady working the gate saw this and let them ride again for free, even escorting them to the animal of their choice and helping them on. SO nice!
after that, we had to head back through the city to get to oakland to pick up nana. what a mess! the traffic was horrible. it was rush hour, and there was a giants game about to start. it took us 20 minutes to get through one intersection. after we FINALLY got there, we all needed dinner, so we had our first stop at in-n-out of the trip. yummy!!!!