Thursday, January 20, 2011


Over New Years our whole family went up to visit Anton & Marietjie. We thought 6 hours in the car with 2 kids would be hard, but it was actually so fun! And totally worth the drive. My kids grew to love Naomi and Olivia ....
They built a giant gingerbread house together, which they slowly ate after every dinner.
This was Noah's first time building one, and he couldn't figure out why you had to put the candy ON the house instead of just eating it all.
Naomi and Olivia spent countless hours dragging my kids on a blanket for a "choo choo train" they had a blast.
We went to San Francisco where we saw a giant Nutcracker that Noah thought was a little bit scary, but Marietjie convinced him otherwise.
We went to San Francisco and rode on the trolley (Noah & Autumn's favorite thing about SF)
Noah also LOVED watching all the ice skaters, and kept saying "when I'm a daddy I can ice skate too"
The Golden Gate Bridge
It was so great to spend so much time with my friend!
Friends of Anton & Marietjie took us on a boat ride through Napa, it's really so beautiful there.
Noah got to drive the boat

Marietjie took us to Sanoma which is a cute town, but it was FREEZING cold. We went to the park (and yes the kid in the background is some random kid!)
The kids had lots of fun at the park
Love the little sheep on the hills
While I was there I helped Marietjie set up an ETSY store for jewelry
We spent a few hours in the bead shop and the kids played outside in the park

Noah wanted to take a picture of us, he's becoming quite the little photographer
And every night Noah & Auty got a story from Anton. It was such a fun time thanks guys for hosting us!

1 comment:

Celia Dedekind said...

Hey Archers - what a great time you seem to be having - love the pics - Noah shows great promise! celia