November 30, 2013


Our Thanksgiving holiday started with a trip to the Children's Discovery museum with pilgrim Lillian and fire fighter Nathaniel, we then enjoyed Thanksgiving diner with friends, family and the cutest little Christmas tree in town. The kids also enjoyed playing in a giant cardboard box filled with stuffed animals.


November 27, 2013

Fall Color

Even in Northern California we enjoy a bit of fall color every now and then. This scene of the kids playing under the golden trees after-school school as too pretty not to photograph.


November 25, 2013

Playdate at the Zoo

Lillian's friend Klara invited her to join them on a trip to the Zoo for Veterans Day. Since Eric and I were both working that day we weren't able to join them, but Klara's mom sent us these wonderful photos. You may recognize some of these photo ops from our trip to the zoo last year.


November 11, 2013

Austin and Mayu's Wedding

A few weeks ago Eric and Kristen snuck off to Hawaii for a few days to attend their dear friend Austin's wedding. On their first trip alone together in many years they enjoyed leisurely dinners with many bottles of wine, the company of good friends and many beautiful sunsets. Grammy and Pop-pop held down the fort, managing school schedules and dealing with sick kids. Eric and Kristen are very grateful for the help in making the trip possible!


Nathaniel's Second Birthday

Nathaniel's second birthday was last week. On Wednesday we celebrated his big day with ice cream and chocolate chip cookies. Later that weekend we had a birthday party for him at the park, complete his favorite foods, friends, an egg hunt for the little ones and Eric's fantastic chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Nathaniel received many trucks for his birthday. He proudly shouted "that's mine!" whenever he saw a new truck to be added to his ever growing collection.


November 1, 2013

Halloween 2013

Halloween this year was a whirlwind of fun for the kids, from the costume parade at Lillian's school to trick-or treating in our neighborhood with friends. Nathaniel reluctantly donned his pirate outfit and set out with the big kids for his first trick-or-treating experience. He had no idea what was going on at first, but when we stopped by our neighbor's house and his big-kid-buddy Jack gave him a chocolate bar he was so excited and happily ran from house to house for over an hour collecting candy in his pumpkin bucket.