Christmas in San Francisco

This year, we celebrated Christmas in San Francisco. Staci baked two batches of cookies and a chocolate cake! We shopped, and gift wrapped and signed holiday cards…

Our nieces, Mia and Ellerie opening their gifts on Christmas day.

Our nieces, Mia and Ellerie opening their gifts on Christmas day.

We made our annual trek to Benihana a little earlier this year – Christmas Eve instead of New Year’s Eve – and introduced some new friends to the fun!

On Christmas morning, we threw on our shoes and coats (over our flannel jammies) and sped over to Jay’s sister’s to watch our nieces open their gifts.

Watching Mia and Ellerie open their gifts and then playing with them on Christmas day was so much fun. Mia and Staci built a room for Barbie, complete with a working fan that they engineered! Staci and the girls played with Play-Doh and Jay taught Mia how to fly her new remote-controlled helicopter. Then, of course, the girls had to try on all their new clothes.¬†We can’t wait to have this much fun with our child!

Our friends Bob and Margaret cooked a delicious dinner and we played card games while Cody Monster played with Bob and Margaret’s dogs Izzy and Ramsey.

We ended Christmas day by having a second dinner at Denny’s! We think this will probably become a new family tradition. :-)