We flew out on Saturday morning and headed to Fairyland, in Oakland.
That night we ate pizza on the patio. The men went to the Priesthood session of General Conference and we took the kids to get ice cream. The weather was amazing and the kids played in the backyard nonstop. The kids were excited to all sleep in the same room. They were even fighting over who got to sleep on the mats, no one wanted the bed.
On Sunday we watched the morning session of General Conference and then headed to sightsee. We stopped at a look outpoint where you could see the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. The girls loved playing on the rocks.
The kids were beat from staying up late Saturday night; they all fell asleep on their way to Muirwood.
My first time crossing Golden Gate Bridge!
The Redwood trees were huge! It did not disappoint!
The kids climbing in the trees.
I've always wanted to see these trees and I'm so glad I got to. It was a great afternoon enjoying nature.
We went to a look out point that had World War II shelters. The kids thought it was fun to climb down in them.
On Monday, Rachel had to student teach in the morning. I got in a quick workout and then went to the grocery store with the girls, while Brielle took her morning nap.
Of course, they needed a do-nut!Then we took all 5 girls to the Oakland Temple. They loved all being together and running around. The temple was gorgeous and the views were breathtaking.
Then we ate lunch at Ann and Ruth's in Berkeley. Having 5 kids, got lots of comments from people.
After lunch we headed to Timbleden Park, they had an animal farm and then we went to a hike. It was fun watching the kids run around in the woods and enjoy nature. Mike said while we were driving home, watching the kids play reminded him of his childhood. Monday was Joey's birthday so we celebrated that night with red velvet cake and ice cream.
That night we went to their friend's house to take care of their chickens.
Brielle's first time in the sand!
Swinging at the park.
Walking along the wharf.
Getting in some drum action.
Izzy randomly ran into one of her kindergarten classmates, Kiley, while we were walking around the Wharf. What are the odds?
Love this cousin of mine, we should have been sisters! It was so great to spend time with her and her cute family. I loved our late night talks, the laughs and the memories that were created.
Brielle getting a ride from Daddy.
Brielle's first ice cream cone.
It might have been a little squishy driving to the wharf.
Thursday morning, Mike had meetings so I headed out with the girls for breakfast. We walked to The Honey pancake house. The girls enjoyed their pancakes and I had eggs and bacon. The walk back up to the hotel was straight up 4 blocks of hills. The girls did great and didn't complain too much and I got my exercise pushing the stroller. Brielle took her nap and then we headed out again. This time we went to China Town for some shopping. On the way back, Cambry wanted nothing to do with walking up hills again, so we jumped on the bus and headed back to the hotel. When we got off Cambry said, "Thanks boss!" to the bus driver, he started laughing and gave us a honk as he drove off. Then we packed up and headed to Monterey for the next part of our adventure.