I hope you had a safe and wonderful 4th of July weekend! Though it was raining in most of the country, we had our usual San Francisco weather here- mid 60's with fog, and me and my boys stayed inside most of the day watching World Cup Matches.
In the morning we watched Germany defeat France 1-0, and in the afternoon we excitedly watched Brazil defeat Colombia 2-1. It was a long morning to stay indoors, so Mario and I thought it was the perfect day to build his first indoor fort, that we built using bed sheets, couch cushions and pillows, kitchen chairs and his highchair. Mario was very proud of his fort, and had a blast reading books and eating snacks inside of it. After the Matches, we had linner (a late lunch/ early dinner) at Chez Maman, our favorite local restaurant, then we walked to the Mission District. We found ourselves in Clarion Alley, a small street in San Francisco between Mission and Valencia Streets and 17th and 18th Streets. Clarion Alley is covered with art that is constantly changing, so it is exciting and different every time we visit. We enjoyed seeing the new art, chasing each other and laughing in the art filled Alley.
Mario was so exhausted from a fun filled day, he fell asleep in his stroller before we arrived home-- it is classic Mario to fall asleep early on most holidays. My husband and I spent the evening staying in and watching TV, and we saw only a few local fireworks outside of our windows. The next day I saw photos of the San Francisco fireworks on sfgate.com; I am sharing an amazing photo of them taken by Carlos Avila Gonzalez with you in addition to photos of Mario enjoying his 4th of July... Enjoy!
Mario is wearing American Apparel Kids Baby Rib Tank $10.00 with DIY JULY 4TH KID’S artwork that we followed instructions to create from thestoribook.com; Umbro Soccer graphic tee $17.99 from GAP; Peek 'USA' Crewneck Sweatshirt (Toddler Girls, Little Girls & Big Girls) $23.99 & (Baby Sizes $18.99); GAP Stripe sweats $11.00; GAP Athletic Socks- no longer available, but these Athletic logo socks $3.00 are; Customized Nike Free 5.0 iD Toddler Boys' Shoe $60.00; Tattly ANIMAL DRIVERS SET $15.00 set of 8; Tattly PARTY SET $15.00 set of 8; Party City Jungle Animals Tattoos $0.99 for 1 sheet; and Temporary Soccer Tattoos $4.50 for 6 dz from amazon.com.
Photos: my iPhone; Fireworks in San Francisco Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle