My 10th Birthday!!!!!

I turned 10 on June 11,2013! Yay me, I can’t believe I am already 10! I had an AWESOME Hunger Games themed party (Mommy will post about that). So on my actual birthday we had my favorite for breakfast, crepes with nutella and bananas! It was soooo good. I swear I had like 6 of them! In the afternoon we went swimming while Daddy made his famous (and delicious) BBQ chicken! It was so fun being at the house having fun with my family. I enjoyed my day very much!

Muir Woods and Stinson Beach

Dustin randomly had a day off on a weekend, which rarely happens, unless he requests for it off, so we decided to go on a little trip to Muir Woods and Stinson beach with some friends.

First we headed to Muir Woods.  Our family before going into the woods


Our friends and Goddaughter


A really big tree stump we saw

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I loved being in the trees and walking through the forest

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My babies taking a hiking break and enjoying the outdoors

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My handsome boys checking out some trees

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After going through the trails the kids started getting hungry so we decided to head over to the beach for our picnic and to play on the beach

While the BBQ was warming up Dustin and Nick played baseball


And we played with Dylan


Then while the food was cooking we decided to take the kids to the beach for a bit.  The water was freezing, but the kids didn’t seem to mind.


Finally we ate and just hung out, relaxing till the kids started getting tired


Once the wind started picking up and the weather got cold we packed up and headed home.  It was a fun day out with our little family and our friends and the kids can’t wait to do it again soon =)

Sonoma Train Town

My cousin Jasmine is in town with her baby Elena so we decided to take a trip to Sonoma Train Town.  The kids love going here because of the train ride, feeding the animals and the rides.  Afterwards we usually go to Sonoma Square where we have a picnic lunch and get ice cream!

The first thing we did when we go to Train Town was ride the train

Jassy, Elena, Riley, Ari and Trin


My babies


Me and my boys


This baby boy LOVES train rides =)


Halfway through the train ride the train stops and there is a miniature town and animals that you can feed.  The kids love the little town and all the little buildings.

The three little babies on a miniature bench which was perfect for their size =)


Playing in the school house


And in the firehouse


After the train ride we took some pictures by the signs and train tracks


I always take a picture here when we come so I can see how big the kids are getting =)


My Mom and Jaime sitting with the babies while the bigger kids ride some rides


Riding the carousel



And the ferris wheel




Laci and Nick rode on the airplanes


After the kids rode all the rides we headed to Sonoma square for our picnic and ice cream at Ben and Jerry’s!  Group picture minus my Mom =)


Connor and Zach’s 1st Birthday party!!!

Since Connor and my nephew are only two weeks apart we decided to have a joint 1st birthday party so all our family and friends didn’t have to come to two parties so close to each other.  We wanted something that would go good with their birthdays being in the summer so we did a Mickey and friends beach party theme!

Sign on the front door


My sister and I both wanted to make banners to show their monthly pictures.  My sister put my nephews pictures on beach balls



And I put Connor’s monthly pictures on surfboards.  You can also see the bucket favors that the kids got.


Other favors we had were the Honolulu Cookie Company Cookies from Hawaii


Dessert area set up for our babies


Happy Birthday banner


Yummy treats in buckets to go along with the theme


The backyard and centerpieces we made


Little pool to hold the drinks


Set -up in my sisters backyard for the babies to play in


My backyard with most of the bigger kids


Close up of the cakes


And these are the delicious pineapple and banana cupcakes my Aunt made


Singing Happy Birthday to these handsome baby boys


Also, inside was a photo booth area with props for everyone to take pictures at


Close up of our sign and props


Some photo booth fun!!!




And pretty baby Elena!!


Happy Happy 1st Birthday to my baby Connor!!!  I hope you enjoyed your party even though you were napping through most of it =)


Celebrating Connor’s 1st Birthday

For Connor’s 1st Birthday we decided to take him to the CA Academy of Science in San Francisco.  My Mom, my brother Jaime and my cousin Francis came along too =)

Family picture in front for the museum


One of the first things we saw when we got there was the dinosaur.  The kids call him Rexy like the dinosaur from the movie Night at the Museum.


Next we went to check out the Earthquake exhibit!  Lots of people don’t like earthquakes, but I think they are pretty cool.  The kids loved going in the stimulator so they could feel what a real earthquake would feel like.

The last big earthquake was on my birthday!


Family picture we took before going in the earthquake exhibit.  I love how everyone is acting scared, but Laci actually looks very concerned hahaha


After we walked around and saw a couple of animals.

Here’s the famous albino alligator


Connor found a snake that was actually playing with him, going back and forth across the glass.


Then we headed to the Rainforest dome which was very hot and humid!   There were also lots of butterflies flying around which freaked me out =/

Family picture before heading into the rainforest


Then we headed to the roof to see the “living roofs”


Next up was the aquarium section.  Connor’s favorite part =)

Here he is checking out the jellyfish


He loved watching all the fish swim by


Inside the tunnel are he just sat there and looked at all the fish swimming around him =)


Another family picture before exiting the aquarium area


After we were done at the museum we went to go visit my grandparents at the cemetery before heading home


When we got home everyone came over to sing him Happy Birthday and to have some cake and ice cream.


Happy 1st Birthday my baby boy Connor!!!!!  We love you so much and we’re so happy we have you to complete our family.  You’ve brought so much joy to our lives and we couldn’t imagine our lives without you ❤