Monday, July 07, 2008

A fun long weekend...

First and foremost, we'd like to wish a special Congratulations to the newlyweds, Mario & Liz Sosa Castaneda! Enz & I had the opportunity to enjoy a night out "sans children" and attended their wedding this past weekend at the Hecker Pass Winery! Enz was able to get reacquainted with some of her friends from school, and let her hair down, so to speak! All in all, we had a great time seeing everyone and just hanging out.

Congratulations Mario & Lizzie

It's been a few days since the last post, and we've done a lot with the kids. Since we were both off last week, we were able to spend some quality time as a family and take the kids out on a couple of outings. We took a chance on the weather, and caught it just right at Pier 39 last week. Although it's alway a crowded scene on the pier, the kids had fun being around all the hustle and bustle of the city.

Isaiah was wide-eyed at all the people around him, and received the occassional smile from passers-by, obviously wanting to squeeze his cheeks! The thing with Isaiah, when there's a big group of people around, he easily gets distracted, and would rather observe everyone than eat, even when it's his scheduled feeding time. Such a short attention span, but I guess that's how kids are at that age!

Makenna, little Miss Independent, was excited to be in the city, and was anxious to get her first glimpse of the sea lions. We let her roam free on the side of the pier where the sea lions normally congregate. She loved the ability to run around on her own, away from the confines of the stroller. Of course when we got to the end of the pier, the sea lions were scarce, and rather than letting that bring her down, she focused her attention on her new favorite thing, the merry-go-round!

For the 4th, we took the kids to a barbecue, hosted by Auntie Donna. Since it was a "kid friendly" event, Makenna wasted no time in making herself comfortable, and immediately found toys to play with. She was especially attached to a 4th of July pinwheel, and was able to make it spin on her own. Isaiah enjoyed being around the other kids, only this time, he wasn't the baby of the bunch, even though he was almost the biggest! We didn't get to stay late for the fireworks, since that would've been well into the kid's bedtimes. Staying up late will come soon enough, but for now, the kids know that when evening time rolls around, it's light's out till the next fun-filled day...

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