Thursday, February 26, 2009

Nana Sharon's Birthday Weekend

This past weekend we spent Saturday and Sunday in San Francisco for Sharon's birthday. For Christmas, Richard had surprised her with a weekend in the city with ALL of the Marini's. It was a real treat because it is very rare for all of us to go away together. We spent most of Saturday at the California Academy of Sciences Museum. It was a great day and the kids had a blast together. That night we went out to a fabulous dinner.

Probably the most memorable part of the day happened just before we were getting ready to leave. We had gone up to the roof because you can walk around on top of the building and see the living roof. So, as we were getting ready to head back down, we decided to take the elevator down because Rich had been carrying a sleeping Ryan for about an hour....and that sweet child is no feather-weight. As we were waiting for the doors to open, another family was there waiting to get on as well. When the doors opened, Matthew and Mason jumped on and we played a game of "You go...No, you go...No, really, you go." with this other family. As neither of us committed to getting on the elevator, the doors closed and Matthew and Mason took off. By themselves. As the doors shut, the elevator proceeded down, all of us looked at each other and said..."CRAP!!!" So, Michael took off down the stairs at record pace to try get to them. Now, one would think that we were panicked and scared...and we were...right up until we all started laughing so hard we couldn't breathe. It was hysterical. So, after our little hoot and holler, we headed down to see about the boys. They were fine, they did a great job. They had gotten off at the first stop and just waited there until Michael found them.

If you ask the boys what there favorite part of the day was...there answer was the ride in the elevator. A multi-million dollar museum, with the most amazing exhibits, and their favorite part was the elevator ride.

Here are some pictures from the day.

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