Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Belated Merry Christmas!

Christmas Eve Family Photo

Late afternoon holiday dinner before heading off to church.

Opening some presents with Roman and Nonna.

Paris got her first "real" American Girl doll.
Mason enjoying some hot chocolate before heading to bed... and our hilarious singing/dancing x-mas tree from Pam and her family.

Hanging stockings...

...and playing a few games of Zingo before bed.

Santa came through with Criss Cross Crash for the boys.
...and Wii for everyone.

Even Moca got spoiled with a new bed and rope toy and more special gifts from Omi.

Opening the much wanted Dr. Bones color lab! Thanks to Aunt Pam, Uncle Dan, Nick, Trent and Krista.

Paris and her baking station for her doll.

Posing in her cute new outfit from Omi.

Monday, December 20, 2010

More December Fun...

We went to a cookie decorating party today and came home with a plethora of cute x-mas cookies.

Speaking of cute x-mas cookies... here are the kids coveting their one, special frosted x-mas cookie from Sugar and Spice.
Paris decorated her own ginger bread house meticulously...
While her brothers let loose on this one.
Here is Mason's side...

... and Alex's, which he fittingly named the zombie gingerbread house.

Here is part of Paris' Brownie troop on an ice skating outing.
Alex and Mason were lucky enough to tag along.

Paul and Paris' annual outing to the Christmas Carol play.

I couldn't resist posting this series of bowling pictures from Mason's first ever bowling experience.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

December Activites

Picking out our Christmas tree.

Trimming the tree-

Putting on the final touches.

Paris' Brownie troop walked in the Parade of Lights in downtown Walnut Creek.
Paris and her friend, Portia making play dough x-mas cookies.

Paris took this picture of our Nativity set.

We were lucky enough to run into Santa at a store last week.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Palm Springs Vacation- the much needed calm after the Disneyland storm

We spent a nice and relaxing Thanksgiving in Palm Springs. The kids loved every minute there, and Paul thoroughly enjoyed a break from the fast paced Disney life.

We had a delicious holiday dinner at the club and felt very spoiled.

Shirley Temples galore!

Paris fell in love with the ladies restroom at the club.Posing on the rocks at The River.
Paris loved every corner of Omi's house and the kids started many clubs... in the closets, out on the patios, in their rooms. The options were endless.

Alex and his Pirates of Carribean toys in the hot tub.

Here is Paul sound asleep on the float.

Mason loved everything about Omi's house, especially this little tree... he only wished Omi was there with us.

The men in the hot tub.

Here are the kids on a camel ride at The Living Desert.

Here was our main mode of transportation- on Omi's golf cart. We all fit perfectly... the boys sat where two set of clubs usually fit and Paris sat in the middle of Paul and I.

Enjoying one of our many meals at the Oasis- just a golf cart ride away from Omi's house.

Here's Alex pretending to be in charge.

Drawing out by the pool.