Beware... there are a TON of pictures! This is our online family picture album, so feel free to skim through! =)
We left on Tuesday pretty much at the boys' naptime. At first they didn't want to sleep, but finally they conked out for a bit. Will slept for about 45 minutes of the flights and Jack slept for a grand total of 20 minutes! We had busy boys most of the time, but they weren't crying or screaming, so we were okay with that! (Thankfully, because of the lack of napping, they slept all night long and late in the morning! We were afraid that they'd still be on Texas time and be up super early!)
|Will finally asleep on Mommy|
|Jack and Grandpa playing|
|And Jack finally asleep!|
|Uncle Aaron and Will|
|Having lunch with Great Grandma Alys|
|Out for a walk in her pretty garden|
While we were out there, I found an AMAZING C.raigslist find!! Our old blue Mac.Laren stroller has been slowly getting more and more run down. I bought in on C.raigslist last year, and we have definitely been using it a lot! So I'd been keeping an eye out for a replacement for about a month (a stroller is a MUST for me to do anything with both my boys on my own), but I wasn't finding much here in Texas. So I decided to take a look to see if there were any for sale in the SF area. A lady was selling a brand new, in the box Mac.Laren for $105 cheaper than new!! It was only $15 more than I found a used for, so the boys and I took a drive and picked it up!! What a great deal, and the boys are loving their new ride!
|Isn't it pretty?!|
|Enjoying their milk on their first ride!|
|The boys made themselves right at home!|
|All the cousins (l to r) Hannah, Will, Inaya, Cica, Jack, Grace|
|Hanna captured all the babies attention, and they were all smiles for her!|
|Grace serenaded the boys on her violin|
|Inaya is walking, and she showed the boys a thing or two about rocking chairs|
|The boys loved the cat, Jessie! Not sure how much she liked them, though!|
|Will laughing at Hannah being silly|
Dressrush) showed us all around the Silicon Valley area. His company has been awarded a spot in the highly respect 500 Startups, a business incubator that helps fund and grow tech start-up companies. We toured the office where they work every day and were amazed at all the pretty creative people (like my brother) who are all creating some incredible companies!
We also went to the Cheesecake Factory, and the boys had a great time! They made many friends with the people walking by our table (and a huge mess on the floor)!
We drove all around the Google campus, and even got a chance to ride the google bikes! (These are all over for employees to ride when they have to go other places on the huge property!)
|Dad showing me how it's really done!|
|Sara, Mom and I in the Donut Hole!|
|Sara was letting the boys play in the kitchen and be "Chef Boyardees"!|
|Aaron and Mom relaxing after a long day!|
|The boys loved all the ducks that were there!|
|Grandma and the boys stopping for a chat|
|Jack was so tired that he just put his head down on Grandpa's shoulder! So sweet!|
|'Nana Shay' and the boys!|
|One last visit with Gram|
|Gigi and sleeping Will|
|Grandpa and sleeping Jack|
The last two weeks now the boys have done so many new things! From really truly mimicking sounds we make, animal noises, pointing to things that we are looking at or talking about, to trying their best on words, I've been so amazed at the new things they are learning! They still don't say "mama" but I know they'll get it soon! It boggles my mind to think of how much more they'll be doing and saying by Christmas!
We are enjoying a pretty low-key few days here at home, savoring time with Daddy (he left for a business trip the morning after we got home!), and getting ready to leave for Denver on Tuesday! We can hardly wait to introduce the boys to the extended family on Justin's side!
If you're still reading, your amazing! Hope you enjoyed out trip to California! =)