We stayed in the Marina District of San Francisco at one of Paul and Suzie's favorite hotels. It has a cute courtyard which everyone knew would be perfect for the kiddos to run around in. Don't know if the other hotel guests were as pleased as we were because the kids definitely took advantage of that courtyard. Paul and Suzie greeted us at the hotel and just enjoyed spending time with Skylar while we waited for the rest of the family to arrive.
The hotel is a pet friendly hotel, so Skylar was in heaven whenever she would see a dog!
That night the rest of the family showed up and we went to dinner at Fisherman's Wharf. For some reason I'm really bad at taking photos at restaurants because I didn't get one of us all together, which now I'm really mad at myself about. Here is the only photo I got at the restaurant. That night I took Skylar back to the hotel early and put her to bed while Jake went out to the bars with his family.
Being the early birds that we are, Jake, Skylar and I headed out to breakfast before anyone was even awake and then took a nice stroll to the Palace of Fine Arts to let Skylar look at the ducks. She loved it, but it was so cold, I couldn't handle it so we didn't stay too long.
By the time we got back the rest of the family was up having mimosa' and the kids were playing in the courtyard.
Nico was not a fan of the balloons Geddis, Dom, and Skylar were popping.
Playing with army guys with her cousins.
That afternoon the ladies decide to go shopping and grab lunch on Chestnut Street while the guys took the kids to a local park to play. It was really nice having girl time with Jake's family because it's pretty rare when we are all together. Skylar had a ton of fun playing with everyone at the park that she was completely wiped out so she and Jake went down for big afternoon naps.
Our final night was the big birthday dinner with the whole family (all 20 of us) and then half the group was going to see Beach Blanket Babylon. Once again I did a bad job and didn't take many pictures at the restaurant. It was also hard because Skylar was very tired and didn't want to sit still so I spent most of the night outside the restaurant walking up and down Chestnut street with her.
The Birthday Girl!!
The initial plan was for all the ladies to go to the play together, but plans changed and I took Skylar to bed that night and Jake and his cousin Clint joined the ladies and attended the play. I was really happy that Jake got to spend those extra hours with his Mom and the rest of his family on her birthday.
Well it was a quick trip, but it was very enjoyable and we really had a great time celebrating such a milestone birthday for Suzie.