Friday, December 18, 2009

All About Alex -

Alex has had two big days- yesterday was his X-mas performance....(notice the little boy next to him crying b/c he was so nervous-poor guy)

...And today, he lost his first tooth!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

December Update...

Paris completed this gingerbread house today, with just a little help from mom.The kids decorated X-mas cookies (I cheated with store-bought sugar cookies) last week.
Paris' cookies

Mason's masterpieces

Alex's frosted globs-

Before my mom left she helped me set up my Christmas village in a new location-

Hamming it up in front of the tree.


Mason still loves Barney and his binky-

Paul's company had a very fun family Christmas party last weekend. Here's Paul and Paris out on the dance floor.


Santa was there passing out presents to all of the kids.
Paris decorated her own "house" for the holidays :)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Thanksgiving Part 1



Annie, Craig, Omi, Mike and Paris walking to the Stanford vs. Notre Dame game.Getting ready for the game to start-
At the end of a GREAT game- notice Mike is holding the game program with Bo's picture on it.

Paris at the ice skating rink-


Uncle Craig and Alex taking a skating break.


Mason and Sy on skates! Everyone (the kids) ice skated and enjoyed it.

Omi cheered us on from the sidelines.


Paris and Sy made the name cards.

Thanksgiving Part 2



Paris and Uncle Mike in front of the fire, which I've specifically mentioned because this year is the first time we have used our fireplace since we moved in almost 8 years ago.
Big time buddies
The cousins were very excited to be reunited!

Paris, Mason, Alex and Mike up in a redwood tree off the trail behind our house.

Mason was helping Omi out in the kitchen.

Aunt Annie braided Paris' hair (you'll see the curly outcome in the upcoming photos) right before teaching her how to make a pumpkin pie!

Playing Old Maid at Larkey Park-

The little men (Soren and Mason) fit some much needed reading in on Thanksgiving.

Anne had the brilliant idea to move our kitchen table in next to the dining table so we could all eat together.

Jeff taking a break from carving the turkey.

An aerial view of Roman, Anne, Soren and Paris playing Whack-a-Mole-

Happy to see their big brother, Roman.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Paris is turning 7!!!

We celebrated Paris' 7th Birthday today - here she is before school opening "only one" present.
We had a Hula themed party- here are a few girls with Miss Casey- the hula teacher


Getting in the swing of things. The girls learned an entire hula dance, then performed it for their parents when they got picked up.



They painted bracelets, got their nails done and Miss Casey did a hair wrap for each girl.

Mason joined in for painting, but was not up for learning to hula :)

You can see Paris' hair wrap really well in this picture.



Omi's present, which is always Paris' favorite to open, was magically delivered by UPS during the party.



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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Carving our pumpkins yesterday-


The skeleton zombie, angel and knight in shining armour.
We always meet up with Jennifer and Patrick for trick or treating at Broadway Plaza, before hitting our neighborhood.

The kids counted, sorted and traded candy until 9pm- hope they sleep in tomorrow.