Sunday, October 12, 2008

Boy's 1st trip to SF

During Popo and Yaya's trip with us, we decided to go to San Francisco for a day trip. We thought that the boys would really enjoy seeing the big bridges, the tall buildings and hopefully catch a glimpse of a trolley car or two. We help up fairly well during the trip there - even mom who managed to squeeze into the car's 3rd row seats (we all know how spacious those are).

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

Home Depot Project

For the 2nd month in a row, German took the boys to Home Depot's kids project day (1st Sat of every month). Popo went with him and they helped the boys to make wooden fire trucks (pretty cool!!)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Pumpkin farm

Spent the morning at Bishops Pumpkin Patch - thinking we'd beat the weekend rush only. Turns out weekdays are a good time for the little kids to take field trips as you can see from the numerous yellow buses in the background. Here's Lucas enjoying the tractor tire play area and Noah spending quality time with "Popo"

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.
And lastly, some good 'ol horsing around in the hay.

See you next time...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Meeting Up With An Old Friend

German convinced me to get on Facebook about a month ago and I have since become reunited with friends from both Jr/Sr High as well as college. I was thrilled to hear from my dear friend Monika Delson who I knew from elementary/Jr/Sr High. It was fun to learn that she has twin girls who are about 8 months younger then my boys.

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).