I'm probably related to about half the people that live in Mazatlan Mx but here in the states I have but just a few family members. Quality and not quantity is the recipe here, we were sure glad to see all the family we are closest to. We had a wonderful time and the weather was perfect in the Silicon Valley so we got to spend a lot of time outside!
I didn't have to change a single poopy diaper in 5 whole days, my longest stretch yet, thanks to my mom and sister : ) We had the baby monitor set up so we could hear when the boys woke up from their naps. I tell you, a baby would cry and I'd have one butt cheek up when I'd realize that my mom was already half way there! It was great.
The boys got to meet their only surviving great grand parent, at a whopping 84 years old she was more than excited to do a triple hold, she even suggested it herself! Might I dare to say this is the oldest triple hold on record? I'll contact the Guinness Book of World Records after I finish writing this post.
Since the fam in SJ didn't get to come to any of the three baby showers we had in Portland, my mom decided to throw us a delayed baby shower. It ended up being a fiesta of epic proportions: bouncy house, cotton candy machine, party favors, cake, that white jello with fruit (delish!), and of course to top it off a pinata. The boys got some good loot too, winter clothes (for next winter tho), lots of age appropriate toys (much needed), and cute stuffed dogs that are actually sleeping bags!
Despite the boys being run down with colds we ventured out to the Flea Market for a dose of some culture. This place is a Mecca, it's enormous with carnival rides, live music, and anything you can think of to buy, especially if it's bootlegged. We bought some super cute shirts for the boys but they probably won't be able to wear them for a couple of years : (
Our last day there we went to a 50% off sale at this thrift store that for some reason I always find awesome stuff at. I scoured the store and found some cool new threads. To end the night we went out to Chinese food and the boys behaved terribly. That was the second time in a row, two strikes and you're out boys! That's it, no more restaurants for these guys, not unless they have a huge play area.
Here is a movie Phil and I put together, enjoy....