Thursday, May 23, 2013

Preschool, Visits w/friends, Sac Zoo, Mothers Day & the 29-4!

Another year has gone by for Giada at preschool. She continues to love Grace, and we always enjoy open house. This year she gave herself spikey red hair and tons of accessories! 

Sac visit with Dub and Red; per the usual, tons of laughs! The kids had a blast playing together, especially freeze dance & trampoline. Brookyln got after it saying bye to Gino; it was so adorable.

 St Mary's Olive Oil Festival. Always a good event. Mike brought the kids out and they loved the Kids Zone - games, face painting, water play, plants to garden with and a bonus it was all in the shade. It was SO hot that day; Jeanne and I felt like we were in a Sauna under that canopy.  
 Happy Mothers Day! It is a funny holiday; you want to see your mom, your mother in law, sis in law, and now it's a holiday for me too. Although none of the moms should have to do all the work that day! So we may have found a great compromise. We went to the lake, all brought a small contribution and had a nice brunch for a couple hours. It was relaxing and nice to see everyone.  
 Giada of course had a blast. Lizard catching and fishing!

Dentist time again! G is getting so brave, she said " I don't even need you in the room mom"

 Happy Birthday to me! Breakfast with my littles at my parents and I enjoyed a nice lunch and dinner out as well.  Happy 29-4 to me! 
 Also Happy 2nd Anniversary to Matt and Steph. My mom took the kids out to Oak Farms where they got married to get Matt and Steph some wine. The kids enjoyed the adventure; fun place to roam around and picnic. 

Last week when we had Stella we decided to go to the Sacramento Zoo. Heather and I were outnumbered 5-2; but the kids were all super cooperative and had a blast! 
Feeding the giraffes is always a highlight.

Stella is now walking, but last week she was so close. Giada loves to help her!
 Big fun this weekend to visit with the Kanters before they head back north. The weather was beautiful and the kids spent hours in the pool, only to get out for a few minutes for snow cones. Thanks for a good time Jenny & Aaron. See you on the next visit!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Marla's Baby Shower, CP Cambria Trip, & Randoms

LOVE these kiddos!

Shower for Marla and Mason! We are all so excited Marla and Jared are welcoming a new baby boy Mason in a few weeks.  His "Aunties" can't wait to meet him. We also love and excuse for a party! 

For the past few years some of our Cal Poly friends have gotten together with all our families once a year for a vacation. It is a blast, and every year the families grow! This year it was Cambria.  I didn't have to do anything for this trip, it felt so weird to just show up. Thanks Nicole and Chris for excellent planning and can't wait to see what Jenny and Moni have in store next year!  The Pickford House is Cambria; although a bit odd, is a great place to stay! The bar area was perfect for tooling out and being loud, and each family had their own room/bathroom. Cambria even has a Firestones!! Huge bonus. 

There was lots of snuggling, coloring, chalk, bikes, scooters and beach time!

Can never teach them too early to tend bar right?! And surprisingly none of them broke anything. Some things were broken, but we won't name any names Timmer will we?
Most of the kiddos!

Before heading home we went to one of Mike's favorite places. Montana de Oro State Park. It is so beautiful there and the sand dunes and tide pools were just as much fun for us as it was for the kids. There is hardly anyone there. Once you climb over the huge sand dunes and make your way to the beach, you have the place to yourself. It's very secluded. Great spot for lunch and tide pooling.

 I'm due for some Giadaism's but here is a quick one. She was watching the movie Ratatouille. I was trying to distract Gino so I said, "hey Gino look at that mouse" She says to me, "It's not a mouse, it's a rat, the movie is not called Mouseatouille it's called Ratatouille"'re right, my bad.

The kids definitely have their not so sweet moments too; but bedtime is pretty cute. Gino has been moved to the toddler bed. He was trying to climb out and it makes me just too nervous.  Giada reads to him before bed. It is so cute, I just sit and listen.  After reading him 3 books one night she says, "Gino that's enough books for tonight, goodnight honey"She then gave him a kiss. So cute and funny to see them do what they have seen you do a million times.
Lots of silly faces these days!