Sunday, March 27, 2016

Birthday and Hunting for Eggs

What a busy weekend!  We celebrated Michael's birthday this weekend. I cannot believe he is officially a teenager.  I love that boy so much and it's hard to believe that in three short years he will be driving.  Another year and a half and he will be in high school! WHAT??!!

We started off celebrating his birthday by surprising him with a birthday lunch on Thursday.  I went to grab him from school and he thought we were going to an appointment but took him to lunch with Daddy instead.  He picked Malai Kitchen. Yum.

Saturday was definitely a full day.  We started off bright and early with Mark's soccer game.  He did great. M said he scored at least 9 goals...

Michael wanted to go see Superman vs. Batman with a couple of friends for his birthday so I bought them tickets and gave him money for some snacks and off they went on their own.

While they were at the movies, I took Mark for our annual Easter Egg hunt in our old neighborhood.  He was so excited about the egg hunt and it was nice for me to see old neighbors and friends.

Fanny and I tried to get a picture of these two and these were what we ended up with.

Mark found some dandelions and couldn't resist making his wish. It's so cute - he closes his eyes really tight and whispers his wish.  Love him so much!

After the egg hunt, there were animals to pet.

Got a couple of pony rides.

And a picture with the Easter Bunny.

Matthew and M joined us after the movies. Michael said he was too old for this stuff...

Then we got cleaned up and went to dinner for Michael's birthday.  He chose Tepanyaki again.

Before we left for the restaurant, he wanted me to take pictures of him. He pulled out this pose and my heart melted.

Happy birthday to my first born.  We love you lots!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Haircuts and Bowling

Mark was playing with silly putty and decided to use it as a pancake on his head.  It got stuck and I had to get out the scissors. It actually wasn't too bad, but Mark decided he was ready for his summer hair cut a couple of weeks later.  So Dady brought out the clippers and gave all three their summer buzz a little early this year.

My rag-muffin before his hair cut.

And after. So silly!

The other two did not want pictures taken.

We met up with some friends last Sunday to go bowling because the boys have wanted to since we were in California.  We were terrible, but I think everyone had fun.  They especially liked the games and I let them spend way too much money to get enough points to trade in for some pieces of candy.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Meeting Baby Makena

The boys and I spent Spring Break in California where we met sweet Baby Makena for the first time. The boys think she's the cutest baby ever!  They were so sweet to her, especially my Marky.  He was such a proud big cousin.

I love this picture.  She's checking out Matthew.

Makena fell asleep while Mark was holding her.  Talk about comfort.

Michael loved to feed the BB.

Such a sweet pair...

Mark was super excited to help Yee-Yee give M a bath.

Of course, we always make a trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium when we are in California. This was a hard day because the kids were not at their best behavior, but I think it was a nice trip. We got to see the open water fish feeding.  Matthew loves taking videos with his iPhone.

Looking out into the Bay.  It was such a beautiful day.

On our way back to our car this guy wanted a picture with this sea otter.

Then this guy wanted one too.

Of course, this guy didn't want to be left out.

They wanted a #hashtag picture.

We also got to celebrate Michael's birthday early with my family.  He chose tepanyaki.