Friday, September 11, 2009

Sister's visit in town

My sister, Candice, came to visit this past week. I couldn't be much of a host since the awkward stage of pregnancy has hit like a ton of bricks but we still had a nice time. Last time she was in town (3 years ago), we visited all the tourist sites so I think she was okay with not having to visit the same sites again.

On Labor Day Monday, we spent the day at the beach and had a picnic lunch, complete with a stop at McD's on the way home for cones:-)

Although Ghiradelli Square is downtown SF, it now only hosts a shop and dessert bar- and many, many tourists. The chocolate is now made in San Leandro so we visited the factory store and found some great deals (and some, not so great). Yum, yum! My favorite are the 60% cacao chips.

We also visited Stanford for a short time. It's difficult to pack in a full day when stores don't open until 9:30am or 10am and then we have to be home by 12:30/1pm or Russell will crash and burn with his appetite and nap schedule. I guess at this age, I'm just glad he still takes a nap!
Thanks for coming to visit, Candice! I know it's not easy putting up with a toy filled house and a noisy 3yr old nephew and a pregnant, tired sister. Have a fun time in Edmonton visiting Andrea!! Too bad we all live so far apart.


Aly sun said...

I think you are loads of fun, Hill. It is just a different-must-have-a-nap kind of fun. I love Candice's hair. I'm glad you two had a chance to hang out. Sisters are priceless.

E said...

Aww, I'm glad you guys enjoyed your visit!

When are you due?

Choco Girl said...

What a nice time with your sis. She looks so much like you! Cute!

C. Beth said...

Very glad you could have some time with your sister! And it was probably nice to have an extra pair of hands available when you're at that exhausted stage.