Thursday, January 23, 2014

Mem Drive, Spring 2013

One day last May, we went on Memorial Drive with Ben and the boys. Cecilia, Aaron and Jacob all rode their bikes, and we took Phillip in his hand-me-down little pink car.

One stop was at the relatively new Corporal Burns playground, where they have a crazy climbing structure and this big ring that you can spin around. The video of the kids (and Pete) on the ring is pretty amusing:

There was one exhausted little boy by the end of the trip:

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Memorial Day weekend 2013 in Philadelphia

It's becoming a tradition... every Memorial Day we go down to Philly for a little med school reunion! Most of the time is just hanging out at Annemarie's. The kids are all pretty close in age, which is fantastic!

I'm betting as they get older, they'll just play together all the time and us adults can relax... We also usually make it to the Please Touch Museum while we're down there.

This year, Annemarie's parents, who also live in the area now, had a big party! It was nice to see the whole family again since I used to see them every Thanksgiving during med school. Annemarie and Paul brought their bouncy house, which was very popular with the kids.

Can't wait until next year!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Children's Museum MLK 2014

I went to the Children's Museum twice this weekend. The first time I was alone with both kids and I was worried about handling it, but Cecilia was so well behaved that it was no problem. She is really remarkable when she tries to be good.

The second time I went just with Phillip which was really nice, since I don't usually get to spend quality time one-on-one with him. He is a bit of a wild man though and it's actually pretty humbling. When Cecilia was this age I used to think that kids who behaved like that - pushing, hitting and grabbing toys - must have bad parents! I don't want to overstate it though, he's not bad and is definitely learning, but I have to watch him like a hawk.

Music April 2013

The future musicians of America:

Monday, January 20, 2014

Making Phillip laugh

I'm pretty sure there's nothing better than making your baby laugh. These videos are from April 2013 - it's a running theme, but I can't believe how fast the time has gone and how much Phillip has changed!

Phillip and the towel:

Bicep curls with Phillip:

Phillip laughing at the rattle:

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Jang visit, April 2013

I can't believe it's almost been a year already, but last April, the Jangs came to visit us in Boston! Phillip was not even 8 months then. The full pics can be found here.

Most of the time was just spent hanging out. Not surprisingly, all the grandparents wanted to do was play with their grandkids! Here are a few videos I've compiled.

Cecilia and the grandparents:

Phillip and the grandparents:

Pure chaos:

My poor parents, we dragged them everywhere. It was finally "warm" in Boston, meaning it hit 50 degrees, so we dragged them to the beach. We dragged them to a multicultural potluck at Radcliffe, and I made my dad cook fried rice for it:

Finally, we dragged them to New York City, and I won't elaborate, but both parents got sick... that wasn't the best of ideas. But overall, it was a fantastic trip! My favorite picture from that visit:

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sacramento Railroad Museum

We went to the Sacramento Railroad Museum over Christmas, it was really pretty impressive. I had some great conversations with Cecilia about building the Transcontinental Railroad and the exhibits were really nice. Here are two pics of Cecilia and a video of Phillip.

Uncle Bruce at Fairytale Town

Nice pic and video from our trip to Fairytale Town Sacramento over Christmas.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Cheetah Style

Winter 2013-2014 fashions are all about cheetah prints.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Alberico Fun

The weather was decent on Sunday so I took the kids to Alberico playground for a bit - I really love this video.