Sunday, July 20, 2014

Big Splash!

After our sojourn in San Jose we headed to the east Bay where Phil's brother's family lives. The boys got plenty of time to splash around in the water while there.

One morning we took the boys on a long bike ride, we stopped here to check out the goats : )
The smallest park ever, just a rock and that teeter totter in the back!
It doesn't take much to entertain toddlers : )
Caleb and cousin R
The boys loved this lake nearby, Thomas kept saying "so fun mami!"
Drying off
One evening we had friends come over for dinner
Eli at a pool another day
Eli 
Caleb
Thomas loved the slide and made lots of big splashes
Thomas has proven himself hydrophilic, he's the first one in and the last one out!
An even bigger splash by Mr T
On our way to Phil's parent's house we stopped by to meet the boys great aunts and uncle for the first time.
Aunt Nancy, Louis, and Joe
Caleb with his uncle Joe : )

Friday, July 18, 2014

When The Cat's Away The Mice Will Play!

While Phil and I were on our anniversary getaway my mom and sister took the boys to the Oakland zoo. My mom forgot to tell the boys to pee before leaving the house so of course all the boys fell asleep on the way there, and of course they all woke up with pee in their pants. Thankfully my mom brought an extra set of underwear but not shorts. It wasn't too big of a deal bc they were all sporting their Fireman/Police gear, ha!
Looking so silly at the zoo!
Caleb
Ice cream!
With my sister
I guess at some point it got too hot for fireman jackets, but why shirts, I'm not sure?!
Thomas, I guess "no shirt no service" doesn't apply at this zoo, haha!
Caleb
Eli in front, Caleb in back
With their mama Elda before leaving after almost two weeks with her : )
My sister, mom, and meee!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Jump Party!

I'm playing catch up so I'll have to go back a couple of weeks to fully document our California 2014 trip! My mom threw a party for all the family and since there are several littles she also rented a bouncy house. The boys showed their endless energy by jumping in it ALL DAY LONG!
So much energy!
Eli
Thomas and Caleb in the back
Triplets wielding axes in a bouncy house is never a good combination!
We had to bring in the law, this party was OUT OF CONTROL!
Eli told me "firemen no need love!" when I tried to give him kisses
cousin chubby cheeks
The boys thought their hollow plastic axes could break open the pinata, ha!
My mom, Caleb, Thomas, Phil, Eli, cousin Camila, cousin Mia, and cousin Sandra : )

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Happy 10th Anniversary!

Sorry but this post will probably leave you triplet deprived! Phil and I celebrated our 10th anniversary a couple of weeks early. We ditched the kids and took a 6 day get away! It was sure nice to sleep in everyday, eat out in peace, and have more free time than we even knew what to do with. Yes it was awesome! In case you were wondering, the kids stayed under the care of their mama Elda and had a blast. It's safe to assume that they didn't miss us much, ha!

We stayed a couple of nights in Carmel-By-The-Sea (yes that's it's official name). It's a fancy little town in California with more art galleries than you can shake a stick at. 
We watched the sunset on the beach each evening with a glass of wine : )
In true Portland style we brought bikes!
In Carmel we did the famous 17 mile drive and got to see some pretty spectacular coastline views.
Philly
The 17 mile drive wraps around Pebble Beach golf course whose official trademark is the Lone Cypress. 
On our way south to Pismo Beach (our next stop) we drove down highway 1.
The seemingly never ending twists and turns right next to huge cliffs leaves me never wanting to do that again. The views were pretty amazing though. 
At a look out along hwy 1
We made it to Pismo Beach alive! We spent another few days here bumming around on the beach and stuffing ourselves with fried seafood : )
I'm such a sucker for fish and chips!
One day we rode our bikes to the next beach town to do a little wine tasting
It was a much needed kid free vacation, we had a blast but we are glad to be back with our stinky little boys : )

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

3yrs & 9mo!

You all must be thinking that I died! Sorry for the hiatus but I assure you we are all well and fine. There has not been much down time since we've been in Cali for me to post anything. We are having a great time and I'll try to catch you up to at least the first few days here in California.
CET are 3 years and 9 months old!
Your all american triplets, heehee! They look so old timey : )
(this was actually taken in Portland before we left but I HAD to share this one)
We made it to San Jose in 13 hours and along the way we stopped at this park in Yreka where they had an old mine to explore.
The boys got world cup fever with Tio Temo after Mexico won their game earlier last week : )
Seeing as how California is in an unprecedented drought I couldn't bring myself to fill the pool any higher than this.
It didn't seem to bother the boys any : )
Cold Appetizer 1 of 3: Goat cheese stuffed blossoms with figs and peaches oh my! (explanation to come)
Warm Appetizer 1 of 3: lamb, mmmmm!
Phil and I enjoying a round of champagne with my cousins daughter Livy in the background showing off her muscles.
We got the treat of our life after my cousin invited us out to dinner.
My cousin and her man who is the Chef de Cuisine at Waterbar restaurant in downtown SF. We could have never afforded how much food we got so we are very grateful of the fine dining experience, we certainly left a generous tip!
After all the apps that were brought out to us my sister and I decided it was best to cancel one of the main dishes and share this one together. We couldn't even finish it we were soooo stuffed! Even though we passed on the desert menu there was still a treat brought out, we obliged : )
My sister and I
The Bay Bridge in San Francisco and our view from dinner!