Sunday, September 28, 2008

Weekend activities

The kids were very happy to have their friends, Ryan and Laura to "our" pool today. Paris and Ryan have been best friends for over 3 years now. They spent most of the time at the pool squeezed into the same float ring.

After the pool we had a Halloween sneek preview. Our neighbors even came out and gave treats- a new hot wheel car and salt water taffy for each of them. Paris, Alex and Mason were thrilled to say the least. Mason is not in the picture because, although he has the same skeleton outfit as Alex, he has refused to go anywhere near it. I've tried several times over the past month... hopefully we'll make some progress before 10/31.
This little hummingbird followed me throughout the garden center at Target yesterday. I took about 20 pictures and he just kept landing, flying and doing little tricks.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Omi came for a quick, spontaneous visit over the weekend!!

Fun lunch with Omi, Alex and Paris at Boudin Bakery.
Bo, Omi, Liam and Jeff - very happy after Stanford won!

Alex (sporting his new Stanford jersey), Mason and Omi.Happy Birthday to me!

A dream come true for Paris- Build-a-Bear Workshop. It was Omi's first time there, so Paris got to show her how to make a bear, Hannah Montana, and dress her up. Thank you, Omi!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Mason's Masterpiece

Mason silently erected this structure for about 30 minutes. He wanted no help and was all concentration (much to his brother's chagrin).

Saturday, September 13, 2008

We have survived three weeks of school!!

Paris had black and white day at school today, and Alex is proudly sporting his new school shirt (thank you Omi)
Mason, Paris and Alex were all happy to attend Paris' first ice cream social at Buena Vista School last night.

Paul snapped this shot while I was out for a walk this morning. Paris has been hosting many a dress-up party for her brothers as of late.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New pool toys

Other than a couple days last week when it cooled off, we have continued our afternoon ritual of heading to the pool for a couple of hours.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Big Dollar Tree purchase!

Paul took Mason to the $ store and let him pick out a toy. Mason chose this baby and has proudly carried it around for the last couple of days. He even wraps it up in his lovey blankets to make it cozy :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Mason had a great second day of preschool (the first day he cried for the 1st hour :( )
Today the teachers said he talked a lot and was very polite - phew!!!He was very happy to see Paris and Alex afterward. And, who knew that 'yellow day' at kindergarten would compel Paris to wear a VBS shirt for the first time in her career (it is her only yellow article of clothing, but it was her idea and she wore it proudly!!)

Labor Day at the beach- you can see San Francisco in the background- it was a beautiful day.

We spent hours digging large holes ("hot tubs") in the sand.