Friday, November 28, 2008

Random pics of kids

Some pictures of the kids doing their thing, some cute, some funny and some...well, maybe we shouldn't post those :)
Playing Barber shop! (If only he would let a real stylist besides Mommy near his hair :P)

Too much playing and no nap means passing out when no one is looking...

Technology!  They are talking to their Dad while he's away on business...

At the SF Auto Show since Mark was on PTO...a fun day in the City after Storytime and Home Depot :)  Hank the robot from Ford was AWESOME!  Maddie LOVED it, Adam was kinda scared...  the cars were fun only when and if they let you jump around in them, ummmm, those didn't include our favorite Maseratis, Ferraris, Bentleys and Porsches :(

Black Friday

No, we didn't go shopping today.  It's funny how people wake up so freakin early for ONE morning.  Sure, there are probably deals to be had, but it's also the ONE day I know I always have someone else to help with the kids...and we ALL sleep in as long as we can :)

I didn't do a whole lot of blogging last week...not because I wanted to give Stu and Erica the spotlight for a while...but because I actually physically was sick and lost my voice and didn't feel like typing ;P I know, what life would be like if I was quieter more often??? My kids LOVED it, well, Maddie did, I think Adam was kind of freaked out by my lack of yelling?!  Mark just liked coming home to a quiet house with the three of us snuggled in bed watching TV, usually with Adam napping (something he rarely does these days unless we are driving around.)

Well, we had lots of fun in Sacto and ate waaaay too much of the yummy turkey and beef Brian made so we ended up having to spend an extra night with Ong.  The kids LOVED it, esp being able to destroy the house since Grandma is out of town :)  oops!  We took a detour to check out the back roads of the Delta and Bay, then we finally managed to arrive home by dinnertime.  

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are most thankful for our family, friends, and health.  We hope everyone enjoys a great Thanksgiving with lots of yummy foods, family and football :)

"Thank you God for the world so sweet...
Thank you God for the food we eat.
Thank you God for the birds that sing...
Thank you God for Everything!"

Our family prayer as recited by Maddie each evening.

Pics of the kids baking their 1st pumpkin pie (and banana bread) for Thanksgiving...this is Adam before he ran off to "help" Daddy paint a closet.  

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Backblog - Play time w Chu Brian and Co Miho

So while Daddy is away at a tradeshow working hard, the kids and I get tired of each other so we seek out others to play with us...namely, we either (and/or) ask Co Quyen to come play or we go to the the Grandparent's. :)

Brian and Miho happened to be around and available in Sacto as well. BONUS! They are anxiously awaiting arrival of our new Princess...due in December but can actually arrive any day now.

CoNgRaTs to Steven and Erica!

The last of the Trinhs FINALLY proposed :)  Who knew Stu had it in him to pick such a romantical spot...he probably made Erica hike a few miles just for the ring though...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Grand Opening of "SAVORY" in Mtn View

Tonight we attended the private pre-grand opening celebration of Yasmine's sisters' Vietnamese restaurant: SAVORY in Mountain View on Castro St.  

The food was YUMMMY of course, but it was lots of fun to see what a beautiful place it turned out to be after all the hard work and dedication Polly and Jamie (and family and friends) put into it.  The official Grand Opening is Monday, November 17th.  

873 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA 94041

Hrs of Operation:
Lunch - 11:30am to 2:30pm
Dinner - 4:30pm to 9:30pm (til *10:30pm* on Fridays and Saturdays.)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The BOB at work

I know, the BOB is for serious joggers...or walkers.  Yours truly probably isn't in either category, but nevertheless we have one.  WE LOVE IT!  I don't know why we didn't spend the money from the get go...oh, the size and lack of storage space/need? ;)  Anyways, I have been using it a lot more but something odd happens when I use it...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Backyardigans LIVE!

I didn't think I'd ever be paying money to see some "cartoon" characters on stage...but I did!  KIDS! We had a great time though, so I guess it's all that matters.  We went with Maddie's friend Gabby, her mom and little sister.  

I had never been to the Flint Center at DeAnza College, but it was surprisingly really nice!  We also got GREAT seats, 10 rows from center stage :) Just make sure you have your wallet, unlike yours truly! who had to get out of the car and ask AnnMarie to pay for the parking when I couldn't find my wallet anywhere...OOPS!  Ironically, I left it in another bag when I went to see our financial advisor last much for financial planning!  Anyways, we were lucky the place wasn't crowded so I was able to get my "will call" tickets without credit card or ID. sheesh!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fall..and end of Daylight Savings Time

If you haven't done so, FALL back your clocks!  We did yesterday, but my daughter just reminded me (frantically btw) to do it...why? "BECAUSE IT'S NOVEMBER, Silly!"  

The things she learns at school...I guess her teachers reminded them :)  Kind of ironic since Miss Smarty-pants barely woke up in time for school.  She doesn't seem to want to go to bed if she has any kind of nap during the day, and Sunday we all seemed to be off schedule.  Mark tried to leave the clocks in the kitchen the same to outsmart her, but the nap didn't help her go to bed...I think she was up after we all went to bed (around 11ish??) OOPS!