Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year's Eve

Sigrid and I have had dinner at Firefly every New Year's Eve since moving to Noe Valley in 2008. But every year before, we've gotten a babysitter and had an early dinner (so that our babysitter could go to a party afterward). This year, we skipped the babysitter, moved the reservation still earlier (to 5:30), and brought the boys!

The boys did remarkably well.

(Well, if you ignore Soren falling out of his chair almost immediately when he got too exuberant with his "cheers!" with his brother.)

They didn't eat much until dessert, though.

Merely contemplative, or wondering why the desserts weren't bigger?

Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Nicholas, the older brother of Anders's classmate Theo, was in the SF Ballet's Nutcracker this year. Sigrid took Anders and Soren to see an afternoon performance.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas 2015

In Victoria!

Tree trimmed.

An ornament from Okemos.

At Bar's house.

Christmas 2015: Cocktails and other treats

Sigrid prepared many different cocktails while we were in Victoria.

This is the 866, named after a Danish bus. Aquavit, grapefruit juice and campari (in equal parts), in a salt-rimmed glass. A variation on the the Salty Dog and the Greyhound.


Spritz cookies.

Christmas 2015: Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve-ternoon with Tara T.

Christmas Eve.

Presents under the tree!

Christmas 2015: Christmas Day

Christmas morning—stockings!

Proof the photographer was in Victoria.

Kieran always picks good presents. (Star Wars Battleship.)

Grammy and Grampa got Soren some building sets. This one teaches about gears.

In the afternoon on Christmas day, we went ice skating.

Christmas dinner with the Wests.

Christmas pudding.

Pokemon videos.

Merry Christmas!

Christmas 2015: Boxing Day

Boxing day mini-hike.

Reverse pub crawl (the festive crawl to the Anderson household).

Christmas 2015: Fishing at Elk Lake

Fishing at Elk Lake (no bites).

Mini-hike while Grampa and Anders fish.