Monday, January 31, 2011

Playdate with Sierra

Sierra brought over her beads and they each made these necklaces!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Kaeli's 5th Birthday Party

The final pieces ready to be fired up!
Singing Happy Birthday?
Birthday girl!
Happy Boy!
hmmm, not sure who had more fun with painting...seems a few parents had to "help" :)
With sort of finished artwork
Maddie chose a unicorn
Boo chose a treasure chest
At Petroglyph
Kaeli, Kyson, Maddie, Adam

Friday, January 28, 2011

Maddie and Maleen

Those are eggs from Maleen's family's chickens!

Thursday, January 27, 2011


It was such a gorgeous day, we took out the razor and walked to pick up Sissy!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Boo and Girls

Rose, Adam, Fiona
Current classmates and Future Barracudas!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Rest in Peace, Yoriko

It is with much sadness a dear friend has become our angel...Yoriko passed away peacefully today. She fought a very long and courageous fight against cancer. Many doctors gave her "long shot odds" and she defied each and everyone of them...and left on her own terms, very much like she lived the rest of her life :) We have had so many adventures in the past 10 years together as girls, as moms, as families... I chose these specific pictures to share because it truly captured how she was in our hearts. We were staying in the City with Mark because he had another tradeshow (many of which Yoriko attended in the past with him) and she took the Caltrain up to spend the afternoon with us. It was a beautiful day, even on the beach! We had lunch at the Cliff House, then spent some time on the sand just talking while the kids played, then she "saved" Maddie from a crashing wave :) I just distinctly remember how we shared some heartwarming and insightful stuff in our chat, and how the kids just loved her attention!

She truly was an amazing person in so many ways to so many people...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Kids' Cards

Sissy helping Boo with his card
Maddie's artistic abilities...and yes, there really are 38 candles in the picture!
(because she's intrinsically motivated ;p)
She even remembered my age! EEK!
Envelope and all :)
Maddie made this all by herself!

My Birthday

The Real day :)
Miya checking out pics she took :)
Yummmm! Early Bday with Cosentino's chocolate cake!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Playdate with Miya at Beach

Maddie: I "NEVER, EVER" takes naps... sure...
Posing again :)
Do we look like the bird?
Smile for Mama!
Play time on the sand, except for Miya :)
Co Miho telling the kids to SMILE!
Being the true REI sportsman, lathering on the sunblock.
Happy Trio!

Chu Brian and Co Miho were brave enough to take on two extra munchkins for the day... THANK YOU! These were all taken by them :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Another Miya Visit

Bye Bye Miya!
Getting my baby fix :)
Why we can't get rid of the Horse :)
her other favorite...tow mater!

Oops! Guess the ladder has to be put away every time she comes over now.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mark's Christmas Gift

Not sure who had more fun...or exercise?! Daddy had to go chase it down before it crashed!
Maddie at controls
How high they got it!
Boo at the controls
I went to get my camera and came out seeing SOMETHING crash into the van...

Friday, January 14, 2011

Adam's "Dream"

In honor of MLK day, at school, the kids were supposed to draw their "dream..."
For Boo? this meant dreaming of him and Sissy playing together all the time! :)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Our Daisy!

Going to her 1st official Meeting...
Good thing these patches are now Iron On!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Playdate with the Ngs

Closest we can get with all 4 kids sorta different parents but hey...
Kaeli, Boo, Maddie
Boys being boys...banned from Sissy's room
One of Boo's favorite pasttimes...