My parents and I took the kids to San Francisco yesterday for the last day of spring break -- the weekend doesn't count he always has weekends off.
First, we went to Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39 and had lunch at Bubba Gump's. It was crazy busy (we were hoping it being a weekday it wouldn't be but then we remembered it was spring break and it was "weekend busy") but it was worth the wait because it was delicious. And I actually got to enjoy lunch because the boys liked looking out of the windows at the ocean, boats, seagulls, and the occasional seal frolicking in the water and the Snugglebear was enthralled by all the noise and people. Of course the picky eater Grumpybutt just ate french fries for lunch but 4ft ordered fish 'n' chips and actually ate it. All of it. I was very proud.
Then we walked around the Wharf and headed towards Ghiradelli Square. We had to stop and look at the Wax Museum and the Ripley's Believe It or Not! store fronts because the Grumpybutt was fascinated with them. We also had to stop in and walk around every candy store we passed because 4ft was fascinated by them.
By the time we made it to Ghiradelli Square, which with three kids in tow is quite the walk, we stopped off and got sundaes from the Ghiradelli Ice Cream Shoppe. 4ft and I split a vanilla ice cream sundae with hot fudge and butterscotch and the Grumpybutt had a "scoop" of vanilla. I put "scoop" in quotes because it was a freaking GOBLET filled with vanilla ice cream. To his credit, Grumpybutt practically finished it without spilling too much down his front or dripping too much in his hair -- so that was a win.
After we got cleaned up (I swear the Grumpybutt got more ice cream on me than he did himself), we played outside by the fountain. Here are the boys sitting in front of it. Notice the Grumpybutt trying to throw up the "devil horns" too? Anything 4ft does the Grumpybutt has to do too.
And then for the funnest part of the trip: The drive home from San Francisco at 5pm during rush hour. Woot! Thank goodness for my Kindle Fire and the Nintendo DS's to keep the kids entertained while we moved along at a snail's pace.