May 26, 2012

Hiking with Auntie Erin

Auntie Erin came out for a visit the Memorial Day weekend. We took her to one of our favorite hiking spots at Sunol Wilderness.  Lillian put on her fanciest hiking outfit and we headed off to climb, Flag Hill. We didn't quite make it to the top of the 1,000 foot climb, but we make it far enough to make it feel like we climbed a mountain.

May 21, 2012

Baby's First Solar Eclipse

Yesterday Nathaniel and Lillian got to experience their very first solar eclipse. Some neighbors invited us over for an impromptu eclipse viewing pizza party. As the eclipse peaked at we captured these cool crescent shadow pictures of Nathaniel. The fine leaves of a Japanese maple provided the perfect pinhole effect scattering crescents all over the shady back yard.


May 14, 2012


This past weekend, Uncle Joe and Cousin Raquel came down to California for a quick visit. We took them all for a hike up in the hills above Villa Montalvo and spent some time enjoying the art filled gardens. They also got to spend some time at our farmer's market and local parks.


May 7, 2012


In all the hub-bub surrounding Lillian's birthday, Eric's birthday often gets forgotten about. This year Kristen decided to take matters into her own hands and plan a surprise birthday Bar-B-Q in Eric's honor. A bunch of Eric's IMSA buddies were able to come and join us for an afternoon of hanging out on the patio drinking Mint Juleps in honor of Derby Day and enjoying some yummy Bar-B-Q. Eric and Lillian had been sent out of the house on false pretenses while Kristen prepared the feast and assembled the crowd. Eric was totally surprised by the gathering as was Lillian who was not in on the secret. Lillian was a little shy around all the suprise guests until we suggested playing Pretty-Pretty Princess with the board-game loving crowd. Everyone seemed to enjoy the game and Lillian had great fun! Next year Lillian wants in on planning the surprise for her Daddy's birthday!