See how happy Jacob is! Right after we got home from playgroup today, it began to snow. I didn't think much of it because it was so wet on the ground from raining all morning, that I didn't think it would stick. Well it kept snowing harder and bigger flakes and within about an hour it began to stick. We now have at least a few inches on the ground! The kids had so much fun playing in it all afternoon. Or I should say chasing us around with snowballs! Here's some pictures... Snow Pictures
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Another Thanksgiving and another year's Turkey Trot is now in the past. We started the day early in the morning getting ready for the Turkey Trot. I was going to attempt to compete in the 6 mile race this year, the kids were signed up for the Diestelhorst Dash. Aaron had to work yet another Thanksgiving, but he was able to join us for the kid's portion of the race. Jacob was all pumped up and had a great time competing, Ella not so much...Daddy had to carry her across the finish line. For my race, my finish time was 1 hour and 15 minutes!! Not bad I think for a first time. My goal was under an hour and a half, so I was pretty happy. Next year I might strive for under an hour, we shall see! It was a lot of fun and everyone was so supportive.
Our great friend Richelle came up from Sacramento to spend Thanksgiving with us too and she was such a welcome addition to our family. We pigged out royally for the day, visited Aaron at the fire station, and came home and fell asleep to movies...way too early!
I hope everyone had a wonderful day and makes it through this crazy shopping weekend!
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
We just got back from a mini vacation to San Francisco. We had a great time and had some beautiful weather. Because it was such a beautiful weekend, there were many people in the city as well so we had our share of some great people watching! We arrived Saturday afternoon and after checking into our hotel we headed out on a little walking tour of the city. We had a delicious Italian dinner at a very kid friendly place on Market...can't remember the name now! Sunday we spent the day at the San Francisco zoo. The kids absolutely loved every minute of it! Jacob's favorite animals were the giraffes. Here's a link to some of the many pictures we took... Click here for San Francisco Pictures! Jacob loved "San Cisco" as he called it, he didn't want to leave and said more than once that he wants to live there. It'll have to be when he's older because I certainly don't want to! Maybe we'll get a place there when we hit the lotto and can afford a chauffeur, among other things.
While we were going to be in the Bay Area, I somehow managed to convince all involved that it would be a good idea that Aaron and I head out to see another Rob Thomas concert. Hehehe! Grandma planned to stay back at the hotel with the kids. Since it was a pretty last minute decision I wasn't able to get very good seats. We got to the show and were very disappointed in just how bad the seats were....last row, balcony...as in like 4 flights of stairs up. We sat there pretty discouraged through Anna Nalik's set. After she preformed, while waiting for Rob to come on, a man came up to us and said something about how we looked to be big fans and would we like to trade seats with him...he said he had better seats than way up here and he'd like us to have them. Uh, yea...we love you!!! We thanked him extensively and headed to our new seats. They ended up being 10th row, center!! Not sure who that ticket fairy was, but he saved our night. The show was absolutely incredible! Here's some pictures of our night... Rob Thomas in Oakland Pictures
Sunday, November 13, 2005
We're now back from our weekend with Rob Thomas and it was WONDERFUL! We started out by having dinner at PF Changs, we were starving which resulted in us ordering a ton of food and all of it was so delicious. We ended up having dinner at 4:30, which was a bit too early because by the time we were done, we still had about 2 and a half hours to kill before the show....which by the way, was directly across the street! To pass the time (and work some of our dinner off) we walked around the block quite a few times, including a couple passes around his tour bus....hey, we were just exercising, not stalking.
At about 7:15 they started letting people in. I was all set to buy some souvenier goodies, but a t-shirt for $45 was too much for me. We found our seats...3rd row center (!!)...and talked to the people around us. Aaron made a couple beer runs too. I'd say on the average it was an older crowd and the venue was rather small...probably the size of the Convention Center with the look of the Cascade. At about 7:50 the opening act, Anna Nalick hit the stage...10 minutes early, that's cool...at first I had no idea who they were but then they played "Breathe (2am)" which I recognized from the radio. They do have some great sounding songs....I really liked "Satellite." I came home and bought a few of her songs from i-Tunes. About half way through her set I looked to the side of the stage and Rob was standing there watching smiling...everyone around started glancing over and giggling. Hard to miss him there with his diamond earrings sparkling in the dark!
At 9 pm, Rob hit the stage and it was such an incredible excitement and energy. Everyone jumped to their feet and started dancing and singing along. We were so close to him that a few times we made eye contact which was so surreal. The show was so good and he not only played all of his solo album but a lot of his Matchbox 20 hits plus a bunch of cover songs. He added his own special twist to a lot of them which was great.
The show was over a little after 11pm and we were so ready for the party to continue! We got a few drinks afterwards but apparently weren't looking in the right spots for the happening places. Next time we'll have to plan that part better!
The next morning we met our good friend Richelle for brunch and did a little shopping. By now we were eager to get home and see our children...they had a great time at Grandma's. Great weekend for us all around!
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Monday, November 07, 2005
We went to playgroup this morning at Sara’s house. It was a cold, rainy day so the only one’s who made it were Tara (with Alex and Nicholas) and us. We were there about 10 minutes and Jacob comes over to me and whispers, “Mommy, where are all my friends?” The way he said it was really cute but it kind of took me a minute to process....Alex and Zachary (Sara’s son) are Ella’s age and Nicholas is a couple of months old. It was really funny that he recognized them as Ella’s friends and that his friends are older and weren’t there today. Once we got home though he said, “I had a really fun day today.” It made me really happy to hear. Jacob always knows how to have a good time…even if he’s playing with ‘babies’!!
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
We had a really fun Halloween this year. Unfortunately Aaron had to work this year, but we visited him at the station. We then headed to a fun Halloween party at our friend's house and did some trick or treating. Afterwards we headed to Grandma's house to show off the kid's costumes and do some more trick or treating. Once the sugar high wore off, we all slept very soundly that night!
Here's some of the pictures... Click to see Halloween Pics!