Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Home for the Holidays

It was another whirlwind trip to the Bay Area.  And since Kevin had spent a total of 48 hours in California so far in 2014, we focused this trip on family.  So if you are a friend who did not get a call or visit while we were there, please forgive us.  The kids and I at least, will have a lot more time in the summer to visit.


Skaggs Family Christmas

A trip to Alcatraz to see the Ai Weiwei art exhibit (which I highly recommend if you're in the area)

A walk with the dogs and Grandma and Papa on the beach and crab lunch in Half Moon Bay


Twain Harte Christmas with my mom, niece and three great-nieces

Lots of good one-on-one time with Grandma Diane and Papa

Some Berkeley time with some of my favorite people in the world

And even more cousin time with Alana and Devin

And once again, there were tears on the plane ride home.

But we were back in the Big Apple no less than 13 hours before we found ourselves in a museum.  In the two days since we've been back we've already been to the Museum of Modern Art so that we could take part in Beyond the Cut-Out - an interactive children's activity related to the Matisse Cut-Outs exhibit we saw a few weeks ago.  It ends next week and I didn't want to miss it.  

And today we had a play date with the kids' friend Phoenix from their creative writing class and his mom Janell at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  I still think it's funny when a mom asks if we want to have a play date in an art museum.  The kids think it's the most natural thing in the world.  Holden took charge and led us through the armor room and Egyptian hall like a pro.

Last night we had dinner at Maeve's house.  The girls pampered the moms with a spa treatment.  

It must have relaxed Sharon so much that a few hours after we left she gave birth to her third son (and fourth child).  Congratulations, Maeve's Family! 

And tomorrow morning we finally take off for several relaxing days - a vacation from our vacation.  Stay tuned.

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