Monday, July 23, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Julia turned three last week on Tuesday (the 17th) and we had her birthday party yesterday. Just a simple backyard affair, but lots of fun. Julia's friends from the neighborhood and various playgroups were there. The kids seemed to have a blast. Here is what the scene looked like:
The cupcake eating was, as always, a highlight, with Andrew really getting into it.
And speaking of Andrew, he was the entertainment highlight of the party, running around like a drunken sailor. He really did look like a drunken sailor, it was quite funny. We did not stage the picture with the beer bottle, by the way... he picked it up and we snapped a quick one before pulling it out of his happy hands.
Finally, here's Julia showing off her new dress-up dress and fluffy heeled slippers, a gift from Nathan and Hannah. She loves it!
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Sunday, July 15, 2007
Andrea and I have a bit of a tradition to go away for a pampering weekend once we have both weaned our babies. With Andrew and Hannah over a year and both well weaned, we left the kids in their daddies capable hands this weekend and took off for some decidedly girly fun. We didn't go far, but it turns out we didn't need to, to have a great time.
I picked Andrea up early and we took a nice refreshing walk on a pretty trail near her house. From there, we headed to Santana Row and found a restaurant serving brunch. Then, we checked into the Hotel Valencia right in the Row. It was a short stroll out the door for some shopping. A stop at the makeup counter yeilded good results. Here we are showing off the results:
Then, off to more shopping. Look at these FABULOUS shoes Andrea found!
Shopped out, we headed back to the hotel where we stopped in at the spa for a couple of massages. Finally, it was off to cocktail hour and dinner. Here's Andrea at Tanglewood, the place we had dinner. We tried to party late, but by 9:30 we were yawning, so back to the hotel we went for a blissful night sleep in complete uninterrupted quiet. A leisurely morning breakfast completed our getaway, and off we went back home. Thank you to Jeff and Craig for giving us the gift of this getaway, and thank you to Andrea, for sharing it with me!
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Friday, July 13, 2007
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
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