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There’s nothing like a beautiful day to make everything seem fantastic.  It’s the middle of June, and yes – the sun finally came out here in beautiful, allegedly sunny San Francisco.  And in Oakland, where we actually live.  And it’s amazing.  We’re filling our weekends with birthday parties, play dates, and trips to the farmer’s market. . . and at this time of year, this feels like the right place to be.  Two weeks ago?  Not so much. . . but that was two weeks ago, so who cares?

I was looking through some photos this morning and thought it about time to post some pictures from Aunt Amber’s visit back in December.  It was also really sunny and gorgeous around here when she came – maybe she brought us some sun from Florida?

It was the first time Amb has been able to visit us for a few years, so I think it was a special treat for everyone – including me.  Sisters are very important, after all.  We had loads of fun showing her around.

Amber posing in front of the Bay Bridge, which – though technically a seismic disaster waiting to happen. . . is also aesthetically under-rated in my opinion.  I think I actually like it better than the Golden Gate, though admittedly there might be a bit of an underdog thing going on there.

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Callum’s school was closed for a week recently, so we decided to check out some more of California. We drove down to LA, where we went all the places one should go. . . and then we made our way slowly back North.

At the Chinese Theater – we took this picture for Grammy.  This is the best of 4 tries. . . C wasn’t really in a sitting still mood.

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A little while back, Andy and I went out to Martha’s Vineyard for Simone & Paul’s beautiful wedding. We had an awesome time, of course. . . and while we were there, Grammy came out to hang with the C-man. They obviously had a blast, because Grammy didn’t want to leave, and Callum has requested another time when “How ’bout Grammy come, and Mommy and Daddy go.”

While she was here, Grammy took some lovely pictures of their fun times. . .Grammy and Callum went to Fairyland, which is an Oakland institution and a kid favorite. This special key unlocks magic boxes that tell the kids Fairytales and such. . . I think. . . point being, it was Callum’s favorite part of Fairyland.

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Here’s a video from Callum’s second birthday. We didn’t take any video at his party but there are a few pictures in this older post.

This was our third Christmas with just the little McNeil fam and our second Christmas with Callum, and we had a wonderful time, as usual.

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We had a wonderful trip to Pennsylvania for Thanksgiving.  Callum had a great time with his cousins!

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We’ve been very busy. . .


This is photo evidence of Callum’s false start.  We were having races. Read the rest of this entry »

More Photos.  Enjoy!!
Our new apartment has a pool, so we went swimming one day.

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We had loads of fun with Grandma and Grandpa when they came to town a while back.  Callum learned how to walk while they were here, which was a special treat for all of us.  Have a look:
We went to collect Grandma and Grandpa in the Sierra Nevada foothills . . . wine country. . . where we also got to visit with the Baum family.  Callum was not feeling well that day, but he was happy to have Grandpa’s shoulder to rest on.

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Here are two choice photos from Reese’s birthday party.  Callum was the only baby to check out the pool, and he was all over it.
Let’s GO already!

His diaper was HUGE after this.  I’m surprised there was any water left in the pool.