Saturday, July 07, 2007

San Francisco

We woke up early and headed to the city. The drive was quick, the babies slept the entire trip and Bianca watched a DVD. When we got there the babies just woke up, so they were fresh and ready for some action. We parked three blocks from Moscone Center where we were going to the 2007 DHL All-Star FanFest . Let's just say we didn't dress appropriately. I looked at the weather and it said 75... Bianca and I had on shorts and tanks. The babies had on shorts and tanks, but I brought their new pink Giants Sweatshirts. Daddy wore shorts (always) and a Giants shirt. We were actually getting wet as we walked from the moisture off the ocean... luckily we didn't have to wait long in line, it's nice having babies, they saw us in line and came up and took us to the front and in we went with a scan of our tickets. ~smiles~ The place has just opened so it was great, easy to move around and get where you wanted. Ben, Bianca and I got cards when we got there, you had to go to different machines and scan the card and you either got a winner off the bat - like I did, or you got a strike or foul ball, and for those people - Ben and Bianca - they had to go to more machines (they had numerous machines on each of the three floors) In the end Ben popped out and Bianca struck out. I won a tee shirt and they both won baseballs. They had tons of things to do - Bianca took some swings in batting practice, we played some games where you tossed balls, the babies won giants/allstar snuff balls and Bianca won a few pennants, a hat, a tee shirt, plus she got an official Nike Allstar Sweatshirt (yes, she didn't want to brave the cold anymore when she knew we were going to the pier). Ben got a bunch of stuff, to much to name.
When we left Moscone Center we headed for the Pier, it was about 1.5 miles and we were walking, the babies were in the stroller for about .5 of the trip, but Sydney was really unhappy and mommie broke down and picked her up, so I had to carry her the mile to the pier.... my back was a bit sore.... but she was holding on part of the way - we were looking for this great place to eat (we've been there quite a few places, but the marketplace was crazy and finally after a lot more walking around... and fussy babies we ended up at Sinbads.... Sydney was worn out screaming like a manwoman.... it was awful, she did that for the first ten minutes we were there, luckily it wasn't a peak time for eating.... finally I gave her some boob after she stopped crying and she settled down, it was a quick sip cuz I just nursed her twenty minutes ago.... We ordered, the kids ate oyster crackers til the food came. We had Clam Chowder (of course) and Ben got some open faced shrimp sandwich, tons of shrimp.... it felt good to sit for a while... after our lunch we headed back to the car.... the trip home was uneventful... mostly because we all slept except the driver ~lol~

After the quick trip to the citiy we ended up at Andres' birthday party... for family fun, swimming, food, and of course celebrating another year for Andres. The party started off with a bang.... Joan decided to take a dip wearing her clothes.... one minute she was sitting there near where Carmen and I were talking and the next thing I see and hear is Joan getting outta the pool and she's still dressed.... Andrew decided to get into the pool without his arm floaties or a parent and he was going under - luckily mama had her eye on him and saved the day.... Moms are wonderful. One minute Andrew was playing right in front of me while I was talking and the next he's being pulled outta the pool. The kids all had a great time. The only cool parents who went swimming... (the two that always end up in the pool... and sometimes throw each other into the pool) yes.. me and Rudy. So we swam around with the kiddos. Sydney and Peyton did a lil swimming a few times, they took a couple turns in the kids floating device. Donovan did a lil floating and swimming, but I think Bianca, Dominic, Kalyn, Matthew, Vanessa, Andres - and all his buddies did most of the swimming and sliding. I got quite a few pictures of Sydney and Peyton on the trampoline, then it was the three amigos on the trampoline and finally we had maximum capicity when it was the girls, Dominic, Donovan and Andrew. Dominic was a great big cousin... taking care of the baby cousins (as he refers to them).... whenever Sydney or Peyton fell down due to jumping he made sure everyone stopped jumping so they could get back up. Dominic you are awesome.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

4th of July

We woke up early on Wednesday and headed to breakfast at Cassidy's, we haven't been there in ages. We used to go almost every Sunday after church with Miranda, Nami and Ty, but we haven't been seeing a whole lot of them lately. The kids were great at breakfast. I ordered them scrambled eggs and french toast. They ate all of their eggs, plus mine and Bianca's, and only ate a few pieces of the french toast, Bianca ended up eating that for them. After breakfast we got flowers and went to the cemetery for a lil while and then off to Nana and Papa's for a BBQ and lots of swimming. Uncle Josh and Cousin Patrick were there, Tia Amy and Tyler didn't stay long. Nana and Papa even ventured out into the pool for a lil while. Daddy took Peyton on the slide..... the girls even went underwater. Bianca was busy making waves and wrestling with daddy in the pool. The girls all wore their old navy tanks....
eatin chips and salsa
Tia Amy and Peyton
Patrick with no mohawk
Jada and Peyton kiss
Uncle Josh and Patrick Pose
Babies in the water
bucket hats to keep the sun off our precious faces
Look at our new suits

Tickle Tickle
"Hey Spike - hands off"
Sisterly Love
"look at me mama"

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Our lil Giants

Scott came over to bring the girls pink Giants zip up sweatshirts, just in time for our trip to San Francisco for the allstar week... The girls had fun running around, trying on thier Giants caps with the sweatshirts, Sydney tackled Peyton at one point, thinking we were getting ready for football instead of baseball. Scott stayed for a lil while, usually Peyton warms up to him first, but today Sydney was all smiles and kept whispering to him. I think she was flirting, maybe hoping dad would put in a good word with Issac. We're gonna have to take the girls to visit Issac again soon, Bianca didn't get to go, and she wants to meet the lil - milk monster.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Vote for the three amigos

My sister in law Andria came across this contest ( and entered my nephew, and I tried entering my kids for May but it didn't work, so I finally managed to get them in for June. They have a LOT of competition out there, so pass them around. The prize money goes towards their education endeavors, and for me... sending two kids to college at the same time, well lets hope we have some scholarships in our future. Voting starts in July and you can vote everyday. So, bookmark us, and cast your votes for the three amigos or the three avilas.

Donovan is on page 95 - Sydney and Peyton are on page 96

Please vote for Donovan. He's photo #13634 for the month of June.

Please vote for Sydney. She's photo #13736 for the month of June.

Please vote for Peyton. She's photo #13737 for the month of June.

Thank you for your support!!!