Mother’s Day in Napa and Tiburon

We spent our 7th Mother’s Day with the Moons yesterday in Napa. Brunch was at Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc in Yountville. The chicken and waffles were amazing.

We went to the park for a bit. The benefit of brunching with a professional photographer is that we get one good family photo every several years. Thank you, Clara!

Clara and Grace went to the spa at Bardessono. Mike and I took the kids back to their house in Tiburon, took the kids to town for sugar, and then terrorized the park in Belvedere. We had Pho for dinner before heading home over our 3rd Bay Area bridge of the day.

Happy Mother’s Day to Grace, Clara, and all our moms!

Mother’s Day in Napa with the Moons

We’ve spent Mother’s Day with the Moons for at least the last 5 years. This year, the tradition continued. Mike has been talking about Auberge du Soleil in Napa for a while, so we decided to take the families there for brunch.

Initially, Mike suggested a pre-brunch hike, but we ended up just going over to their place early and taking the kids for a bike ride in Tiburon while the moms chilled at home for a bit. They live on a serious hill, so negotiating their street on the way down and back was a big part of the adventure. The kids never met a jungle gym they didn’t like, so we made a stop. I can appreciate any park with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge. We rode out to Blackie’s Pasture and turned around for home. This was definitely Lucas’s longest ride and I’m glad he’s enjoying his new bike.

By the time we made it to brunch, we had all definitely worked up an appetite. It’s a really beautiful place with gorgeous views of the Napa Valley below. Everyone enjoyed their meals, most importantly, Grace and Clara.

We all headed back to our favorite resort in Tiburon, the Moons’ house. We hung out for a few more hours and headed home at the end of another great Mother’s Day together. Happy Mother’s Day to our Grace, Clara and all our moms!

Mother’s Day Brunch at St. Regis in SF

My parents are visiting for a few weeks to help out as Grace has gone back to work. Thus, we were fortunate to spend Mother’s Day with my mom, as well as Addy and Charles and the Moons. Grace, my mom, and Julie enjoyed the spa at the St. Regis in the morning and the rest of us joined for brunch afterwards.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day in Half Moon Bay

Today, we celebrated Mother’s Day with the Parks and Moons at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay. It was a beautiful day by the ocean. Photo credit to Clara for our family photos.

Happy Mother’s Day to Grace and especially our mothers.

Mother’s Day with Parks and Moons

On Sunday, May 12th, we celebrated Mother’s Day with Addy, Charles, Clara and Mike and their families. It was a beautiful day in San Francisco for brunch at the Waterfront Restaurant. Afterwards, we went over to Addy and Charles’s house for swimming and dinner.

Happy Mother’s Day to Grace, Addy and Clara, and all of our mothers!

Mother’s Day in Half Moon Bay

Despite the Easter brunch debacle at the Ritz-Carlton in HMB, I decided to give it another try. We sent Grace ahead for a massage in the spa. The kids and I went to the beach before brunch and Grace met us out there along with the Moons who were joining us for brunch. The brunch is really incredible and we had a nice Mother’s Day together. Happy Mother’s Day to our moms, too!

Mother’s Day with Moons at Ritz-Carlton SF

Grace and Clara had an early appointment for mani-pedis on Mother’s Day. Mike and I joined and met at Crepevine for breakfast with the kids. We ran into Grace downtown and she and Clara decided to extend their moms morning to go shopping in the city before brunch. We went home to regroup and make ourselves presentable before heading up to the city. Starting with the seating logistics, things were a little hectic. There were a lot of line changes, but luckily no one ended up in the penalty box. By the end of brunch, however, all the kids were running around outside and I’m amazed no one fell into the fountain. It’s unclear whether or not we’ll be invited back. Actually, the entire affair was lovely and hopefully Grace and Clara enjoyed themselves and their day. The kids definitely had fun.

Happy Mother’s Day to Grace, Clara, all our mothers and all of our mom friends out there!

Mother’s Day Brunch

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Charles arranged brunch for the families at the Lafayette Park hotel.  Afterwards, we went over to Addy and Charles’ house for swimming and dinner.  Olivia loves to play in the kitchen and also loves the pool.  Thus, she brought all the kitchen toys into the pool.  Thanks to Addy and Charles for hosting us!