Monday, July 16, 2012

Stern Grove outing with old friends

Our friends Kareem & Liana made a move out to Decatur, GA (near Atlanta)  a few months back and we could not have missed them more! Kareem got a great professor job at Emory and we were sad to see them leave the bay, but happy for the opportunity that came upon them.

Well we were so excited to hear that they were back in the Bay Area for the month of July living in San Francisco (smart move! stay away from that heat :) ). Last weekend we headed up to hang out at Stern Grove where they do summer series concerts for free. We didn't have a chance to stay for the concert portion, but the kids had fun hanging out in the meadow nearby and picnicking.

We sure are going to miss you guys when you head back, but are so thankful to spend some time with all of you!

(BTW, I am so bummed I didn't get to catch Liana in these!)

Lincoln rides the stroller around w/Kareem 
Cutie Lincoln flashes a smile
Lillian checks out the violin that the symphony brought for kids to play
Max is pretty excited about lunch - PBJ!
Leon & Max share lunch...I love this :)
Lillian & Max hug - cuteness overload
Lillian, Max, & Lincoln (Dad Kareem helps out lil' L)
A very rare family shot - thanks Liana!

The 4th

Since the 4th of July fell on a Wednesday this year, there wasn't much we were doing. We decided to hang out as a fam. That morning we headed over to a local park where Max played for a bit. Then in the evening, we bbq'd some burgers and let Max break in his lovely whale pool (thanks Hivelys!).

Max did think for awhile that we were going to take our bath outside in the whale pool when it was bath time and was highly upset to know this was not the case. Sorry for the confusion buddy!

Hope all of you had a nice & relaxing 4th too!

Playing at the water table in the park
Testing the temperature
This is fun! 
Watering the whale tail
So enthralled 
Catching the runoff
Happy Independence Day!

The Homs come to visit

A couple weeks back, the Hom family came over to pay us a visit. It had been such a long time and was so  good to catch up. Earlier in the day the kids played at U-me, then we headed back dinner out back while Max & Andrew played in the yard. Wish there were more days like these!

Max shows his dunking skills
Andrew & Max team up on the stomp rocket 
What are we talkin' 'bout - PRACTICE?
More stomp rocket action while Leon supervises
Francie & Alyssa
Andrew & Jimmy
Alyssa & Jimmy
Daddy's little girl!