Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Surprise visit from Nana!

Susan made a spur of the moment trip up to see her grandchildren today. It was a quick trip -- in and out the same day -- but we made the most of it, with a trip to the park, some playing with baby dolls, lunch out, and some time in the backyard, where I caught this sweet moment between Julia and her Nana.
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Playdate buddies

Tuesday afternoon we met some friends at the park. Gwendolyn and Julia are enjoying a playful hug in this picture. You can just see my friend Cristina and her baby Chloe on the right. Posted by Picasa

Linfield Oaks Neighborhood Party

The annual Linfield Oaks neighborhood party was held this weekend, and we were amazed to find that we live in a neighborhood with so many young kids. The place was swarming with little ones, all of whom will be schoolmates of Julia's one day. Very nice! The party was a lot of fun, with jumping houses, arts & crafts tables, and a kid-oriented musician.
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The San Francisco Zoo

We piled everybody into the Expedition and headed up to the SF Zoo, picking up Benne and Grandpa along the way. Julia had a wonderful time! Here are a few highlights of the animals we saw:

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A few more pics from our day at the zoo

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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Girls Night Out

Friday night was my monthly Girls Night Out with my mother's group. We met two years ago when our first babies were all just a few weeks old. We've stayed in touch ever since with frequent playdates and a monthly night on the town. This month we tried something new and met at Carla's house instead for pizza, putting the money we saved on an expensive dinner into a donation for the Fistula Foundation. It was a nice way to celebrate our two year anniversary as a group. From the left: Victoria, Stacey, Cristina, Kristin, me, and Carla.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Andrew in his new chair

He loves it! And note the roses which Jeff brought for me at our last date night. Whitney likes them too. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Sawyer's birthday party

Julia LOVES cupcakes. Here she is sharing one with her friend Gwendolyn at Sawyer's birthday party. She, Gwendolyn, and Sawyer have known each other since they were only a few weeks old. Got to love that blue frosting!
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Saturday at San Gregorio

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Friday, August 04, 2006

A bowl of cereal, 2 year old style

While I was otherwise occupied, Julia found her way into the pantry and to her favorite cereal. Before I knew it, she'd poured herself a bowl. This was the result. She kept saying: "I make a mess, Mommy!"
Yep, she sure did.
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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Family Fun Day: Walk along the Beach

We're starting what we hope will become a regular weekly tradition: Saturday family fun day. Our goal is to plan on a fun outing or family event every Saturday morning. We started last weekend with a trip to Half Moon bay. We took a walk along the paved path above the Poplar Avenue beach. Julia had so much fun carrying "Daddy's lunchbox" (his camera bag), and pushing the double stroller. Our goal next Saturday is to head back to HMB, but this time make it down to the sand!

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