Saturday, we drove out to the Presidio of San Francisco for a "Between the New Years" celebration with hundreds of families who've adopted from China. It was incredibly fun and we were bummed that we forgot to bring our camera! Fortunately, M3 and Rod remembered theirs and were so nice (as always!) to let us borrow it. Here's one of the pictures from the day:
Of course, that's M3 and Rose and Marie with me and Maddy and Gwen.
Behind us are some of the buildings on the Presidio (which was, sadly, deactivated several years ago). The one directly above M3's head was the old Criminal Investigations Division (CID) headquarters and the one to the right (in the corner of the picture) was the male barracks. If you could see the one next to that, it would be the female barracks and that's where I lived for two years back in the early 1980's.
I can't tell you how nostalgic it was to be back on the Presidio after more than 20 years! I walked on the same sidewalks that I walked on way back then. What if I had a crystal ball and saw 25 years into the future to see the picture above?
I just got some pictures from Mary-Mia of the girls playing in the bouncer so I'll update this post to add them!
Then it would spring back up and like a Jack-in-the-box and the kids would pile back in only to repeat the process 15 minutes later!
We're going to get one of these for the girls' 3rd birthday party this summer. Hopefully one that doesn't do the spontaneous deflation trick!