We live in a condo in the Japantown area of San Francisco. This is a quiet, safe area right in the center of the city, very close to several parks with fun playgrounds. We’ve been preparing our home to welcome a new resident -- it may be small in size but it is big in love.
We spend a lot of our time hanging out with our dog, Luca. He’s been Annie’s constant companion for ten years, and has become the same to Jonathan. He is a small terrier mix, almost 17 pounds full of love. He makes us smile each day, even when he’s gone through the closets and pulled out everything we have stored in there, or stolen a whole block of cheese from the table.
Our home is full of “music” and dancing -- usually by Annie, who has a song for everything (none of it is sung well). Jonathan likes to ask her to please stop singing, and turns to his remote control drones & little planes when she won’t. Occasionally, Annie gets to watch sports (Go A’s!), but Jonathan prefers instead to watch The Simpsons or Family Guy.
We enjoy cooking at home -- Jonathan is usually the main chef as he was lucky enough to have learned under a great French chef. Annie can cook, but she really enjoys watching Jonathan do the work while she supervises (she does other work later, when she washes the dishes). We can’t wait to have a small step stool in our kitchen where our child can measure and stir alongside us -- we’ll save the dish washing until they are a little older.