Thanks to our neighbors the kids inherited 3 gigantic boxes. So far they have sectioned off rooms complete with books, chairs and trophies, had appetizers of fruit and yogurt... and now they are having pizza then ice cream cones- all in their new "house".
Trip to the Oakland zoo over the weekend- Crossing these lily pads has always been a thrill for the kids-
Watching a big crocodile-
Highlight of the zoo was this sky ride.
Paris has been at Girl Scout Camp all week from 9-3:30. She is enjoying every moment- learning archery, hiking, cooking their lunches over the fire every day, swimming etc... The only pictures I can take are from the car during drop-off and pick-up. I took these today when i picked her up- she's usually exhausted and full of stories.
Paris is lying down next to her friend Isabella- there are 180 girls at camp this week.
Alex, Mason and I went out on paddle boats today at the Lafayette Reservoir. It was fun and a lot of exercise.
On the way to UT the kids were able to sit in the cockpit and touch all the controls.
Here are all the cousins congregating at the hotel. I took this exact picture at this exact place on the bed two years ago during Caitlin's wedding. The kids are a little older and all with DS's (and one leapster).
Does anyone look excited to see Uncle Mike?
Mike and Alex playing football outside the Marriot.
Alex got to play football and baseball catch with Mike, and his cousins, Nick and Trent. He was in heaven.
Roommates for life. Omi and Paris shared a room and a kinship :)
Proud floaty wearers- Soren and Mason.
Cannonballs were the thing to do at the pool. Here is Sy in action, the second picture is Alex. At one point during male swim, the men coordinated a synchronized group cannonball with all five little kids as well as Paul, Dan, Nick and Trent.
Happily greeting Uncle Jeff.Family photo before going to the Groom's dinner. Krista had to stay at home for work and summer school... and I still have no idea where Mason was for this picture.
Each kid received a butterfly net filled with candy.
Pretending to be on a date.
Mason and Alex drunk on punch.
The men all dressed up for the wedding.
Some shady characters.
Paris, Caitlin and Mairead.
Mike was a groomsmen.
Kira being escorted down the aisle by her brother.
There was a gelato station providing unlimited gelato and joy for all the little kids. I think Sy may have been the winner with around 8 cones for the night.
Sy and Mason having a manly conversation in a serene setting.
Paris is on the far right. She was one of 13 flower girls.
Bo and Cass coming down the aisle.
Letting off some steam. The kids ran and danced for a good couple of hours.
Paris and Daddy dancing.
Hard to see in this picture but Paul and my mom were cuttin' a rug on the dance floor.