Sunday, August 31, 2008

We went to the tennis courts then cooled off in the pool-

We hit the tennis courts today for the first time- Paris practicing her "two-handed" FOREHAND

Alex practicing his "two-handed" FOREHAND-
Mason practicing his double whammy.
(Please notice the spectator in the background perusing the paper)

Our new pool boat, which is equipped with water guns (Got it for $2 at a garage sale yesterday)

The men are hanging out in the deep end.

Is this what we do? Alex's favorite thing is when Paul hurls him into the pool.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Mason's first day of preschool!!

Mason picked out this "transformers" backpack himself- it's almost bigger than he is :). The flipflops (which are Alex's) are worn morning, noon and night (he insists on wearing them in his crib and still had one on last night at midnight when I checked)

Today was "red" day at kindergarten-

Filing into class this morning.

Paris and her first friend, Isabella, who is sitting in front of her.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Paris had her first day of Kindergarten today, and the boys had a get reaquainted day at preschool.

First day of Kindergarten ( unfortunately eyes were closed in all pics due to the sun:) )

Paris loved her teacher and made some new friends today! phew!!
Mason felt like quite the big boy with Alex- he was enthralled with the marker and scissors- both are off limits at home.

Miss Leona gave Mason his first lesson with the scissors- he has found his calling-
Alex and his friend, Elena in the teepee.

Alex was so excited to see his best friend, Andrew... Mason was just so excited period :)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Richard came for a visit and we went to Pixieland for the day-

Alex, Paris and Mason were thrilled to see Richard.Paris even got to try out his fancy convertible.

Tea cups at Pixieland

Wild drivers on the loose!
Thanks for the fun coloring books Omi!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

We are enjoying the last lazy days of summer-

We turned the living/ dining room into a tent house today- it's almost 11am and everyone's still in their pj's / undies :)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Brace yourself for quite the performance-

Alex and Paris put on this show last night- Paris was belting out this made-up song while Alex was experiencing some difficulty on the ukelele- the result was quite hilarious - I was crying I was laughing so hard (as you will notice Paris' reaction to my laughing)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Over the last couple of days, we have spent more time in the pool then out.

Alex started swimming without his float suit a couple of days ago- he was quite excited and did a great job!

The next Michael Phelps in the making :)

Mason was still half asleep from his nap when we arrived at the pool yesterday.
Paris is proudly wearing a new hand-me-down suit from Cydney!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Thank goodness the kids are creative because I'm running out of ideas.

This morning Paris and Alex wanted to put on their rain gear and pretend like it was raining, while I sprayed them with the hose.

We went back to Alameda Beach yesterday- we are trying to fit everything in before the summer ends!

Paul and Mason making a sand castle.Alex and Paris racing down to the water.


Attempt to remove sand :)

Friday, August 8, 2008

Notice anything different about Paris??

Fun night with the Rolland family who are visiting from France

Nico, Micky, Paris and Alex making a pre-dinner toast- the kids all had a blast together. A lot of chasing and hide and go seek :), not to mention the gazillion otter pops and dip and dots :)The adult table

Alex, Paris and Roman

Mason and Julie

Paris, Micky and Mason

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

We are back from Montana in one piece. It was a great trip filled with a lot of family and fun .... well as the intense stress and exhaustion that comes with traveling with three young ones :)

Oakland Airport security check line

The kids had a blast at the Yellowstone Country Club (not to be mistaken for the Acoba Country Club :) ). This was Paris' first jump off of a real diving board- by the end of the trip she graduated to running and jumping off with no noodles. Alex (in the background) did not muster up the nerve to conquer the board on this trip.

Trent and Alex

Omi and the kids at Pioneer park

Uncle Mike

More Montana Photos

Alex, Paris, Trent and Nick playing football in Omi's yard.Mason and Paris LOVING Omi's mud pie.

A highlight of our trip - getting to see the Acobas!!

Pete, Lin Sue and Jeannie supervising the activities :)

Paris was saying her last goodbyes to Jim, which always included high fives and big hugs. All of the kids love Jim!