Monday, December 29, 2008
It was a great time of food and watching all the kids (6 in total). The biggest hit amongst the three 2 year olds were the xmas lollipops.
Here is Noah enjoying his.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Here are the boys with their bells (ans yes, all the kids were encouraged to wear their jammies). Here is Noah on the train with our good friends the Kornaks kids Max and Alex sitting across the table from him
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
For the first time we hosted Thanksgiving at our house this year and were lucky enough to have my parents and sister & family all over for 2 nights. The four cousins (l to r: Noah, Lucas, Melina, Kai) had a great time playing together.
They all also had fun having Grandma and Grandpa read them the Curious George books they brought over and over and over and over...
Sunday, October 12, 2008
For those of you who have been to San Francisco's chinatown - you all know its a bustling place. Lots of people, lots of cars, and lots of little shops and restaurants. The running joke in our family when German's parents are in town, is that they insist on going to the same restaurant every time they come. Its been nearly 25 years since his parents first ate there, its likely changed ownership and even names many times, nonetheless its the place we always end up going to. Yes - even when its just us, we somehow find ourselves eating there too - guess we're just carrying on the tradition
Here are a picture of Lucas snacking on a bun.
And on Monday, it was Popo's birthday. We celebrated with a surprise cake (anytime we tell the boys we have a surprise for them they say "birthday cake?". A few pics of the boys helping to blow out Popo's birthday candles.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
We also got a chance to go on the train and hay rides through the pumpkin patch to pick our very own pumpkins. When we told Lucas last night that we were going to see pumpkins today, he said "at the grocery store?" - absolutely adorable.
Of course - we're always looking for a photo-op with the boys and trains.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Last Sunday we stopped by her house in Orinda and met the family. The kids had fun playing why Monika & I caught up on what we had been up to for the past 15 years or so since we last spoke.
Pictures of 2 toddlers is hard and trying to get a pic of all 4 of them nearly impossible, this is the best we got (from l to r, Charlie, Sammy, Noah, Lucas).
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Here we are on the 6 mile excursion train ride along the Sacramento river, we even got to see the engine go by to re-attach to the cars when we reached the midpoint and had to turn around.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Conductor Noah with Thomas (that makes chugging sounds when you roll it).
The boys also had fun with their buddy, Brandon (our Intel friends, Dave & Katrina's oldest), at a labor day BBQ we hosted. We didn't quite get the camera quick enough because all 3 were sitting in the sandbox, here you can see Noah making his exit.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Here is a pic of the boys playing in our blow up pool in the backyard, they love it!
For some reason one morning they both wanted to get in the porta-crib and I wasn't gonna complain, it was actually a good place to take pictures.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
There other current favorite activity (which got us through all the smoky days) is riding there trikes that they call bicycles. We recently took the gates down so they have a nice circle through the kitchen and around the hall. They have fun playing hide and seek with each other and Mom. If they get stuck and can't start going again, they will ask the other for help who will get off and give his brother a push to get started, too cute :)
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
The boys favorite thing was the train and we spent much of the time on it, but they also had fun running around checking everything out in this toddler sized park.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Its been a while since we've posted - so this one will cover a bit of ground.
With summer getting started soon, we're finding ourselves outside more and more - spending afternoons in our backyard and visiting all the nearby parks.Here they are enjoying painting - warshack style. Is that a buffalo and an ostrich :)
But when we are inside, we find time to be silly also. Watch the boys get silly in this video - that Lucas in the foreground and Noah in the back.
Today, we visited the Folsom zoo. The boys had a great time looking at the chickens, peacocks, and deer. We even saw a few tigers and mountain lions on our visit - its really amazing, how quiet they are as they move around in their cages. But best of all, we were just glad we can run around.
After the visit to the zoo, we took a ride on the train and had lunch at the nearby park. We love all kinds of trains - even more so if we get to ride it.The boys really took to the rock climbing wall on the play structure - won't be long before dad gets to take them to the rock gym.
After a busy morning, the boys are quietly sleeping. Got to get some "me" time now :). Enjoy the post.