Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tobiko Monster

Baby B's new thing now is tobiko. We tried to just pick the tobiko off our sushi rolls for her, but alas they were mostly covered by spicy sauce.

So...we just ordered her her own bowl!  She only ate half of it, but that's pretty darn good for a 17 month old! =)

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Me & C in the Air

We hit the Oakland Zoo today and Baby B fell asleep on the way there, so we parked and Baby C and I got to spend some one on one time @ the zoo before B woke up.

Besides checking out a few animals, we got to ride the air tram ride.  It's only open on weekends and we don't usually come on weekends.  I am also uneasy about taking sqiurmy B on the ride because it's a long way down!  There was no line @ the time so it was perfect.

The scenery was great, the weather beautiful, and both Baby C and I enjoyed the relaxing ride and seeing the animals from the air. 

Although I was a bit worried about losing my flip flops, Baby C's crocs, and dropping my camera and phone as I try to capture these moments. LOL =)...other than that, fun times!

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Here's a picture of Baby B (im)patiently waiting for her grilled cheese sandwich to cool.

There is just something so comforting about this ooey gooey goodness!

This one is made with plain American cheese, I also like cheddar, but any other cheese suggestions to jazz it up?

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sharing? What's that?!

Here is a picture of Baby B hogging my papaya juice.  I think she does understand the concept of sharing, but alas only does it on HER terms.

So what does that mean? It means that mama was standing in the parking lot with B's door open, waiting for a while until B was done with her sips and "shared" the drink with me so I could get in my seat and drive. =P

But with a face like that, how could you be mad? =)  Plus I know she is still in the process of learning...

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Walking Paradox

Baby B is a fun little toddler. Her independence is growing and her personality is becoming more apparent each day.  She is:

- Strong-willed, yet compliant.
- Clingy, yet independent.
- Wants to play, yet is tired and fights sleep.
- Is so darn cute, yet can be so mean to her sister sometimes!

But I guess all toddlers are contradictory...its part of the growing /development process and definity keeps things interesting!

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Back in February, we took a weekend trip down to Monterey for some aquarium fun.  We try to go at least 1-2 times a year, the last time we were there was back in Sept 09.  It's always a good weekend getaway, especially when we've been there before, so we don't feel compelled to cover the entire aquarium in one day.  The next time we go, we'll probably try just a day trip to see if it works out.

We did not take too many pictures inside the aquarium because the lighting is so tricky, but I did manage to get a cute picture of the girls inside a "penguin egg".

We had lunch at the Red House Cafe, recommended by my cousin.  It is literally a red house - cozy and yummy.  Dining with two kids is always an adventure.

We visited the Monarch Grove Santuary, but it was too late in the year to see the butterflies...I guess we'll try to catch them next time in the grove.

We went on the beautiful 17- mile drive.  It was my first time and all I have to say is that I wish I would win the lotto, and I love me some California coastline!

We stopped and took some pictures at the "Lone Cypress" - a long time symbol of the Pebble Beach Golf Course.

While enjoying the scenery, two curious squirrels came out to play.  These two ladies fed them some Cheez-it crackers, it was pretty cute.  Baby C even got to feed them a couple, although I am not sure we were being responsible parents by allowing it since they technically are wild, right?  Oh wells, they were very cute. =)

We stopped for lunch at the Pebble Beach Resort.  Daddy J visit the pro-shop, and we walked around a bit on the grounds.  What a pretty place.

And finally, a Monterey trip would not be complete without a stop @ the Dennis the Menace Park!  Both girls got to enjoy the park this time.  Fun times!

Disney On Ice - Worlds of Fantasy

Back in March, we went to a Disney On Ice show at the Oracle Arena.  We've been to other Disney On Ice shows, but they were mostly very girly and princessy.  This one was cool because it had something for boys and girls - Cars, Little Mermaid, Lion King and Tinkerbell...although the girly parts were longer, especially with the Tinkerbell finale.  We had a luxury suite again, filled it with friends, and had a great time!

There was a "princess pre-show", where everyone can walk through a hallway and view the princess dresses on display, and the "finale" was a live princess from "Princess and the Frog" - Disney's newest creation.

Here is Baby C and one of her BFF's, AH with Ariel's dress.

Belle's dress of course, too bad Baby B was not there yet (Daddy J was napping her before the show, so we arrived separately)

The girls with their show programs, excited about the show starting!

The show starts!
Thank goodness for the luxury suites with restless kids!

They started the show off with Cars.  Baby C was SUPER excited.

Daddy J and Baby B enjoying the show...I think.

Here is the Little Mermaid segment with a bubbles-filled finale.

The beginning of the Lion King know, the tragic scene...

This is the best we could do to get a group photo of the kids...sigh. =)

Stinson Beach

We took the opportunity on a rare eventless Sunday and drove to Stinson Beach.  It's been many many years since I've visited.  I got a bit nosh on the windy drive there (first time for everything I guess) and it was a bit chilly, but the sun was shining bright and we had a great time.  Here are some pictures to share. =)
Max enjoying some time outdoors.  He was kinda timid with other dogs at first, but warmed up quickly.  He didn't like the water much, but ran up to the waves and back.

Baby B enjoyed her first time @ the beach.

Baby C loves the sand.

Baby B loved the sand too.  We only had one bucket, so I had to get creative.

Perfect weather for flying some kites.

Daddy J and Max, my two handsome dudes.

A girl and her best friend on the beach. =)

Rainy Days

It's been a wet couple of weeks on and off.  Trotting around with 2 kids in tow is not much fun, but we managed to keep up our busy activity schedule.  Here are some pics of the girls in the rain...kinda. =)

Can't wait to see all the spring flowers all these showers bring!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday Night Dessert @ Zuckersuss

Went out for sushi and went for some froyo for dessert.  We went to a local place in Hayward called Zuckersuss.  The place was started by two UCB grads and touts all natural yogurt and a variety of toppings.

I was being my cheesy self and was taking pics of our froyo and ourselves for FB food porn when the cashier (and I think part-owner) offered to take a picture of all four of us.  I was thrilled to have a family photo because they are so rare.  He took one shot and it turned out great, all of us were looking!  Woot!

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Thursday, April 8, 2010


Baby C was trying to be helpful by helping me babyproof the kitchen. =)

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Spring Break @ Super Franks

This week is spring break, so besides swim class on Wed, all of Baby C's activities/classes/preschool are all on break.  We spent a couple of hours @ my third home, Super Franks on Monday and Tuesday.

On Monday, we met up with our out of town cousins and on Tuesday, we made last minute plans with one of Baby C's BFFs to play.  People swear I go there ALL THE TIME, but honestly I have not ben there all winter...since January. =)

The rest of the week should be SF-free.  The weather is supposed to be nice, so I hope to hit the zoo, spend some playtime @ home/park, and maybe even hit up the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek.

Baby C and one of her BFF's, AH, having a blast together.

Crazy cuz most households have two working parents...what do they do about breaks like this during school if they don't have family to step in?  I guess maybe one of them has to take a week off to be with the kid(s)...or send them to camps? Same goes with the long summer break...Camps? Summer school?  Even if they have random activities, kids still need a chaffeur! =) It can get pretty pricey!  Yikes!

 Here is Baby B playing with her cousin OC.

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