Life With Cason AND Molly

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pumpkins Pumpkins Pumpkins

It's that time of year! We had a pumpkin themed weekend. First the kids and I carved a pumpkin. Then we went to the Dallas Arboretum for our annual pumpkin patch visit. My parents are members now which is AWESOME! We get in free! The Arboretum is also has a Chihuly exhibit right now that is beautiful. The kids were really hard to wrangle this time around. We didn't get too many pictures of Molly actually looking at the camera. They were WAY too busy but they had fun so that's all that matters!

The kids were cleaning out their own pumpkins

the masterpiece

we saw a lot of this :)

the best we could get of the two of them together

my mom next to some Chihuly

Cason has something grown out of his head!


Sunday, October 7, 2012

SF Day 3

Tuesday was our 3rd day in San Francisco. I shopped some more while Toby was in classes. The Union Square area had great shopping but way to expensive for me. Tuesday morning I found a place that had stores I could afford. It wasn't very close to where we were staying but it was worth the walk! After Toby was finished with his classes for the day we took a quick trip to see the Golden Gate Bridge. We walked about half way over and decided to come back so we could explore the trails around the bridge. We ended up walking a little ways on the other side of the bridge. I wish we could have walked the entire trail because there was a beach at the end of the trail but it was getting late and we didn't want to get stuck in a bad part of town after dark waiting on buses to get us back to our hotel! We did get to see some beautiful views!

This was our last day of fun in San Francisco. I flew back to Texas the next day while Toby stayed for 1 more day of classes. Then he returned on Thursday. It was a such a fun trip and I am glad that Toby and I got to spend some quality time together!

Have I ever mentioned that Toby is terrified of heights? Here he is hanging on to the bridge for dear life!

A view of Union Square. Oracle had taken over! The city was literally over taken with tech nerds that week!

Friday, October 5, 2012

San Fran Day 2

Our second day in San Francisco was just as fun as the first. While Toby was in his classes I walked around and shopped the entire morning and early afternoon! It was great! I have to admit I was a little sore from all the walking up hills. I AM OUT OF SHAPE!!  When Toby was finished we rode the Cable Car to Ghirardelli Square where we had an awesome dessert. After that we walked along a beach and a pier. It was SOOO nice just to be able to relax and not be in a hurry to get back anywhere. I have to mention the weather. They were having their "Indian summer". It was bright and sunny every single day and the temperature was in the upper 80's. I am used to it being cold and foggy so I brought long sleeve shirts! I didn't believe that it was going to be that warm!

View from the cable car

View from our ride back on the cable car

Thursday, October 4, 2012

San Francisco Day 1

Toby and I went to San Francisco this week! He went for a conference but I tagged along for fun! It was great! We got there Sunday morning and had to check in to our hotel and Toby had to register for his classes. We stayed in a hotel on Union Square and his conference was in several hotels in the area. This was my fourth time to SF but Toby's first so we had to do all of the touristy things. The first stop was Pier 39 and Alcatraz.
We went to see the Sea Lions and took pictures for Cason and Molly
View from the ferry to Alcatraz

Another view. I think San Francisco is my favorite city. I spent an entire summer just north of there so I feel attached in some way. I think it is absolutely beautiful!

Cason was very confused when I told him that dada was in jail. I hope he doesn't repeat this to anyone!

So, I dropped the ball as far as transportation goes. I knew we probably need to buy a bus pass but didn't research how to go about that. We took a cab down the pier but couldn't find one to take us back to Union Square. We decided to walk. I knew it was going to be a long walk but I forgot how much of that walk was up hill! It was about a 2 mile walk straight up hill. I was really sore the next day! On our way back to the hotel we saw a trash truck and fire truck. We had to take a picture of them to show Cason since he is only mildly obsessed with trash trucks. :)
We got a really weird look from the trash truck driver!