This year has been the first of many for our sweet little boy, but traveling has been by far the most exciting of these novel experiences for our family. Our first trip was to San Francisco to introduce Alex to friends and family. I've heard horror stories of babies crying for hours on end on planes so I was expecting the flight to be tearful and exhaustive, and possibly ending with my head stuffed between my knees from the shame of bringing chaos into an already uncomfortable situation.
But to my surprise Alex was a rockstar, and proved to be an unstoppable force, cooing and squealing at other passengers. In fact, it was on this trip that he learned his latest maneuver to win friends. With the floppy twist of his chubby hands he discovered how to wave. And wave he did, greeting everyone with his signature dimpled smile throughout the trip.
Prather Ranch, San Francisco Ferry Building
Our first stop was at the San Francisco Ferry Building where we wondered through the splendors of the market and met with of our favorite vendors, including Prather Ranch, Fungi Far West, and Hog Island Oyster. We also stopped at Frog Hollow Farms where we had an amazing Warren pear, which was creamy and ripe with intense pear flavors.
Alex's first time on the beach
Alex's first play date
Christmas caroling at the Palace Hotel