Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Have a fun Halloween, everyone! Lukas is going as Darth Vader (thus the carved pumpkin) and I hope I can get Matilda into the bumblebee costume. Photos to follow.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Go Yankees!

Not only I am teaching my daughter how to brush her teeth correctly, I am also teaching her which baseball team is the best team ever! So here is us showing off our matching hats (and the brushing teeth skill).

Go Yankees!!

Random cuteness

I think the photos don't require much comments. She is just a sugar sweet little girl.

Matilda right after she woke up.

Matilda learned how to pose now.

At Lukas' school, she loves to sit in the mini chairs. Only for that reason, I will send her to preschool next January. :)

Practice practice practice

The summer is over but that doesn't mean that we have to sit inside and watch Spongebob all day long. Just for the record, nothing against Spongebob, but that giggle of his can be exhausting.

So last Saturday Patrick and Lukas went to the driving range to finally practice with the driver that we got Lukas a long time ago.

It looks like he is ready for it now and he had lots of fun using it.

I still wonder how Tiger Woods could do it all when he was 2 1/2 years old. Mind blowing.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Pumpkin Patch at Lemos Farm

Yesterday we decided to visit the Lemos Farm Pumpkin Patch in Half Moon Bay before the month of October is over and the pumpkins will disappear again. We met Cel and Evan and Jenae there and had a lovely morning riding the choo-choo-train, looking at pumpkins and having a picnic and pizza.

Here the three of us, having fun on the wooden horse.

Lukas would make a handsome cowboy, I think.

Spiders, spiders everywhere!

Matilda pretty in orange.

The goats were quite interesting to watch from far away.

Matilda, thinking about this and that.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hawaii Report Part 2

Here are few more photos of us having fun.

With daddy.

At Dole Plantation, being silly after the train ride.

Of course they had to touch the water...

Hawaii Report Part 1

Here are few photos from our trip.

Right after our arrival on Oahu, Matilda is playing in sand.

Lukas and Matilda playing in the suitcase.

Lukas wanted to try out to be covered all in sand.

Kayaking with daddy.

What else to do then playing in sand.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Matilda's new haircut

Right before the trip to Hawaii, I decided that Matilda should get a new haircut. That long babish hair was just not working. So with one snip, she has now a beautiful bob haircut.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

We are back!

Our last trip for the summer 2009 is finally over. We got back home last night, with sand in our hair and sweet memories of the warm ocean and sunny days in Hawaii. Lukas didn't want to leave the beach that we went to before our flight back home. It was that nice.

I will post few more photos soon. Here is one of Matilda in her beautiful Hawaiian dress that Auntie Pauline gave to her.

The photo was taken by Uncle Oai who made her smile every time he pointed the camera at her. Go figure.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Grocery basket

I brought this nice basket back from Germany for my grocery shopping. The kids love that basket to play in it.

Matilda likes to hide in it.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

First love letter

You probably think now that I will share some odd story about my first love letter that I wrote or received like 30 years ago. But no.

This is about Lukas. A girl at his kindergarten has taken his heart by storm. Since few days, the only person he talks about is Mia, his friend from school. He lets everything fall when she walks in, he draws pictures for her and tonight he prepared a card with envelope for her. Awwwww, so cute.

So yesterday when I picked him up, I wanted to meet that special lady of his. She is cute, I have to say.

He does talk about the other boys in class but when he talks about Mia, he smiles all over his face.

We can't help but tease him about her but he takes it with a smirk on his face.

Here is his first love letter to Mia:

Friday, October 2, 2009

The last days of summer

Weather wise it for sure doesn't feel like fall but these are the last good days where we can enjoy the warmth of the sun, long trips to the Zoo in shorts and sandals. Very soon the cold will arrive and rob us of the comfort of the sun. Oh well, nothing we can do about, so I stop complaining.

So today we went to the Oakland Zoo, made sure all our animal friends are still there, met the baboons at their new location and had a picnic while watching other kids play and later the giraffes. Or maybe they were watching us, not sure.

We couldn't miss the obligatory train ride around the Zoo which is always a nice ending to the fun.

Here is us (I was taking the picture so you see rather the kids), enjoying the ride.