Grandma and Grandpa Gray spent February down the hill in PB. We got together with some friends and all went to Legoland and rode some rides! Brandon was a trooper on the big slide :)
We had a brief showing of snow early in our trip to Indiana and we were glad the boys rushed out and built a snowman. Snow did not return until the day after we left… I don’t think it’s let up much since then!
The boys got to visit with Uncle Dan, Jess’s friend Erin and her baby Mallory, and 2nd cousins Noah and Mackenzie. The boys share the love of Batman :)
Liam really got into soccer this year and had a blast with his team the “Cheetahs” !!
Here is a video of one of his MANY goals this season :) CLICK TO PLAY
We got brave and flew with the boys into Indy. This is even before Brandon got sick from the turbulence…
The super boys had fun playing in the backyard.
Bubbles with Josh
Gardening with Grandpa!
Happy Birthday Greg!
Toddlers Eating Together :)
Family Photo – Family still growing!
We somewhat spontaneously decided to take the boys to Disneyland to beat the summer crowds and test the waters with Brandon a few nights away from home. It was a good time – Liam is now tall enough to ride pretty much everything, so Daddy and Liam had blast!
Liam is ready to go! Helping with his suitcase at the hotel…
Cars Land at California Adventure was awesome!
Greg and Liam on the tractor ride…
Daddy and Liam on the Luigi tire ride
Brandon enjoyed running around and climbing stairs, at least he was free to get in ;)
Mommy and Liam on the Bug’s Life bumper cars
Riding the little caterpillar train
World of Color California Adventure
Two tired boys!
Riding the Disneyland Train
Of course blankey had to come with us…
Lots of family fun!
We headed up to Lake Michigan next where we spent the 4th of July, and then stayed through the week to attend cousin Garrett Gray’s wedding. It was a fun time had by all, and we got to see the entire family.
We paid a visit to the Taltree Miniature Railroad, that was pretty cool.
Liam got to drive Grandpa’s golf cart and Great Grandpa Browns skid steer – and that was awesome!
We took our big vacation this summer back to Indiana to celebrate Greg’s birthday, and attend Jess’s cousins’ wedding. First leg was Indianapolis, where we got to see cousins, second cousins, and all the Aunts and Uncles. It was HOT again this year, but we endured. Josh and Brandon had fun together, and we got some good family photos of the group. Enjoy!
We had an exciting April! Grandma and Grandpa Roberts were out visiting over Easter and helped us get the condo ready to sell: 1125Felspar.com
Brandon is now 6 months old and getting bigger every day! Liam and Vanny are hanging out more than ever, even though he moved a few blocks away.
But first, by popular demand here is Liam’s original song, “I Love You Brandon B” 😊
Brandon trying his first bite of rice cereal. He liked it, and pretty much everything else he’s had so far which is:
He loves his toys!
Liam helping to clean his wagon before we put it in the garage
Easter Egg Hunt at Liam’s friend Miles' house. Clever egg hiding going on over there!
Brandon’s 6-Month visit to the doctor. 18 lbs (we think it’s more) and 28 inches long! 95th percentile for that Roberts head too.
Liam and Daddy’s Lego Tower
Brandon is big enough to use the table seat
Brandon’s first visit to the beach to see friends in town for a Wedding. We ALL have at least one child now – most are on #2. Crazy!
Brandon is so much happier now that he can sit and play!
Liam and Van 😊
The Grays were out here for the entire month of February and it flew by. We had busy times with Jess going back to work, Liam in school two days a week, and trying to keep up with growing Brandon! Here are some pics from this year so far.
Big brother Liam giving Brandon a bottle
Maggie’s new bed
Liam’s fashion sense
Liam making hot chocolate
“Farmer Day” at PreSchool
Tummy time for Tiny B
Liam and Mommy took a trip to Sea World before she went back to work
Trying to roll over. He was successful the next day and now rolls over front to back all the time!
We’ve got ourselves a thumb sucker…
Liam’s new Thomas Sweatshirt
Liam studied “Outer Space” in Preschool – this is my favorite artwork so far!
Liam’s play date with Brooklyn – and sharing the stroller 😊
We are finally getting our pictures up from our trip home to Indiana. It was pretty crazy travelling with two kids, but we enjoyed seeing everyone and meeting Joshua!
Dan and Jimmy came out from Austin to spend time with their nephews. We all went to Disneyland Wednesday and Thursday (Thanksgiving). The kids cooperated most of the time, but we had double meltdowns at Thanksgiving dinner, so that unfortunately is not documented. We appreciate the Uncles humoring Greg and I as we enjoyed a few rides together at Disneyland. It was insanely crowded, which was not what we expected, but we still had a good time.
The uncles meet their new nephew
The uncles take Liam to the beach in PB
Dumbo at night
Posing with the Uncles on Main Street
Jess, Brandon and the Turkey at the petting zoo
Tom Sawyers Island
Meeting the Evil Queen from Snow White
At least we had good weather :)
Better late than never on this post! Our baby boy Liam turned 3 on September 1, and we had Liam’s friend Van come over for presents and cake. We took him to Legoland that weekend and he and Greg rode lots of rides. There are some token Lego Star Wars pictures for your enjoyment . Greg will have to work on the video and get that posted soon.
Opening presents over Skype with Grandma and Grandpa Roberts
Liam and Van going on a “trip” with their backpack and “suitcase”
We spent the first leg of our summer trip at the lake house in Valparaiso with Grandma and Grandpa Gray and Uncle Dan. We got to see all the extended family as well. Liam wanted to be buried in the sand and didn’t really want to come out! We had great weather and got to relax by the lake.
We took a day trip to Chicago to see Aunt Miriam and visit Navy Pier.
He had a great road trip over the past weekend travelling up to Lake Tahoe for Jess’s friend Amy’s wedding. There were tons of kids for Liam to play with, and he got all dressed up for the occasion! We stopped overnight in Yosemite on the way back and stayed right by the main Waterfall – it was amazing! Liam enjoyed throwing rocks into the lake and climbing any boulder he could find in Yosemite. He is quite the nature boy!
We went to Disneyland over Memorial Day weekend and had a great time. Liam went on tons of rides and wasn’t scared on anything. He even wanted to ride the little roller coaster over and over again. My little daredevil! Check out Greg’s masterpiece montage of our exciting weekend – enjoy!
Jess’s parents came out for the month of February and stayed right down the street in a rental home. This was our first glimpse of life with close family support and we got pretty spoiled. Liam loved always having someone to hang out with and Jess got a much needed break when working from home. The first thing we did when they came to town was go to the Navy Air Centennial celebration on Coronado North Island Naval Air Station.
I honestly tried to narrow down the pictures here, but you just rarely get a chance to go to this air base because it is usually restricted and the view of downtown is just amazing. So I put together a video and put most of pictures as well. Enjoy.
The second leg of our trip was spent in Noblesville with the Roberts. We all had fun during our Iron Chef East vs. West Coast showdown where we made pomegranate-themed dishes for Grandma and Grandpa. Liam loved spending time with Sefanie, Reina (he got pretty close) and Uncle Map :) We also got to visit Christy and Jackson for a bit before we left town. It was a great trip!
We participated in the JDRF Walk this year in Balboa Park.
After the walk we decided to hit up the zoo for a couple hours of fun and got some good pics of Liam.
The above were from the walk and the rest are from the zoo.
This was my favorite sign that I’ve seen in a while, nothing like a lion “spray range” warning. 7-10 feet really? Hate to have been the person that was the reason for this sign.
Grandma and Grandpa Roberts came to visit over Halloween weekend. We went to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Museum where Liam had fun with SCIENCE! On Halloween we carved pumpkins and went trick-or-treating with neighbor buddies Scott, Kara and Van. We had great weather and great times! Everyone LOVED Curious George and The Man in the Yellow Hat!
The Man in the Yellow Hat needed a drink after a long night of trick-or-treat with George :)
We had a great time this weekend with Jess’s friend Amy, her husband Greg and son Miles (14 months) They came down to visit for the family brewery Oktober Hess festival. We had great times with great beer and friends. The boys had a blast playing and running around together.
We took Liam to the pumpkin patch on Sunday, where he picked his own pumpkins and solved both the flower and stick maze at the farm – several times :)
Since we live within a couple miles of SeaWorld we finally decided it was time to get an annual membership. Now we can get our fill of dolphins, whales, and sea lions (Liam’s favorite) whenever we want. Here are some pics from today…
We can hardly believe that our little man is two years old, but we had a fun weekend & celebrated Liam’s birthday! We had cake on September 1, and then we went to the new Sea Life Aquarium at LegoLand on Labor Day. We would all like to thank Matt and Reina for the talking grill – we are all amused by the things it says!
We headed south for the second half of our trip to visit Grandma and Grandpa Roberts. We saw 2 HOT nights of Phish at Deer Creek and had a great time with old friends. We spent a lot of time at the pool, and Grandma Roberts threw an awesome early birthday party for Liam, where he got to play with lots of second cousins, and open presents of course!
Grandpa Roberts put the train set together, Liam couldn’t get enough!
Cuddly Cole and Brad!
We spent the first five days in Indiana at the Brown family lake house on Lake Michigan. We had gorgeous weather, and visited with Great Grandparents, Great Aunts and Uncles, and of course Grandma and Grandpa Gray. We had beautiful weather, and it didn’t get too hot until we headed to our next destination – Noblesville :)
At the lake with Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa Brown.
Eating cookies with both Great Grandmas :)
The Roberts came out to visit us a couple weeks ago and we had a great time even though Liam was coming down with a cold. We had a blast at the Corvette Diner, a 50’s themed restaurant nearby (Think Pulp Fiction), Liam loved all the entertainment. Later that week we took a tour around the San Diego botanical gardens. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate and we didn’t get one sunny day the whole visit, but we made it to the beach anyways and the mall as well, wonder whose idea that was :). On the flipside it was in the 90s and 100s back home so they got to escape the heat wave. Liam loved the attention and is looking forward to coming home next month.
They do a dance every hour, Liam had front row seats.
Chicken Fried Steak, just like High School yummy
Grandpa’s still out front but Liam is trying to get the rest of us moving.
4th of July fireworks from our rooftop balcony
Grandpa the “block master”
Liam showcasing his mad skillz
The rest of these are from the San Diego Botanical Gardens
Copyright Greg Roberts 2010
I call this “Lime on Tree”
Pointing at a Pomegranate
Obligatory sunset from our rooftop, this is what we pay all this money for.
Even though he was pretty sick earlier last week, Liam sucked it up and headed up North for his first camping trip. We stayed the first night at a cabin just outside of Sequoia National Park. The drive through the park was amazing seeing the change in terrain and climate. The Sequoia trees were huge, and there was snow covering the ground at the highest elevations. Liam enjoyed the scenery and the brisk fresh air.
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We saw deer as soon as we got into Sequoia National Park.
We then headed up to Lake Don Pedro to meet up with Jess’s friend Amy for her husband Greg’s 40th birthday. There was a great group of people at the camp site, and Liam had a blast sleeping in a tent, going out on a boat, and playing in the dirt with other kids.
Here are all the kids that made the trip with Amy and her “Greg”.
We were amazed at how much Liam enjoyed this trip. He absolutely LOVES to be outside in the “sunshine” :) Mommy and Daddy scored points with him big-time!
We took Liam to see a butterfly display at the Wild Animal Park a couple weeks ago and met up with our friends Deanna and Tim who brought their daughter Brooklyn. Liam loves animals and is starting to identify them as we take walks, so the zoo is one of his favorite places. Along with animals, Liam is also loves the ladies and took to Brooklyn right away. He wanted to feed her “cookies” at the restaurant that we went to afterwards, it’s becoming his “move” although anymore he just goes in for the kiss right away. More on that later…
The Grays came to San Diego and stayed at the Grand Pacific Palisades Resort in Carlsbad. We got to go up and stay with them for the majority of the visit, and we had great weather and awesome view of the Carlsbad Flower Fields. Liam had a blast at the playground and pool right outside our door at the resort. Jess and Liam took the trip to Indian Wells to visit Great-Great Aunt Miriam. We had a nice lunch and Liam had fun running in the yard. It’s always fun when Grandma and Grandpa Gray visit, and Liam did his best to wear them out! He’s constantly on the move these days!
Second part in our Austin trip with Dan and Jimmy. We tried to hit as many hot spots in Austin as possible.
Another night on the town at world famous Stubbs BBQ with Dan and Jimmy which we followed up with a trip to the Spider House, one of their favorite watering holes.
On our last day in Austin we went to a park in their neighborhood and let Liam play around. Of course he met a girl and she fell for his charms.
Finally, our last couple nights we spent at a brand new resort, JW Marriot in San Antonio, that had a huge water park with lazy river that Liam loved. Jess was there for a conference but the dudes got to just relax. All and all it was fun, and I couldn’t get enough of those Texas skies.
We’re on a long weekend trip to Austin and San Antonio, partly for Jess’s work and partly for fun to hang out in Austin with her brothers. We flew out Friday morning, March 12th, and went for some good Tex-Mex at Trudy’s near University of Texas. Saturday morning we took a stroll through downtown and went to the huge state capital building. We then took a stroll around the river, which was extremely crowded which is because this weekend is the beginning of South By Southwest Music/Film festival which means tons of people, traffic, and good music.
It was a very nice day today in San Diego, mid-70’s, but we decided to make a trip up to Julian to do some light hiking and maybe catch a glimpse of snow.
Great panorama shot I put together overlooking Anza Borrego Desert in the distance.
Although most of the snow was gone, it was still a beautiful day and we had a great time walking around downtown Julian grabbing some lunch and of course a delicious apple pie. Later we let Liam loose in the countryside and he tore it up.
We first stopped by Lake Cuyamaca, but there was no holding Liam back from the water so we had to jet. He just wants to get right in and start swimming with the ducks.
Little late on this post, but here are some pictures from our second leg of our Christmas tour.
Liam working the drive-thru, and the traditional xmas opening
These next ones are Liam and Cole at the Dues where we hung out with Steve, Candy, Mike, Monica, Brad and Natalie.
Matt’s dare during one of the many games played
Liam on tour with Jackson, our friend Christy’s son
Our last stop was to see Julia and Rick which meant Liam got to hang out with Aliya. Liam loved all the Warren girls.
The family flew down to West Palm Beach, FLA to visit Jess’s g-parents at their vacation home(s) on Nettles Island.
Nettles is an interesting little “island” just north of West Palm Beach.
Here are some shots around the square.
We recently purchased the Canon Rebel T1i DSLR in hopes to producing much higher quality photos of Liam and his adventures. So far, I’m pretty impressed with the difference between this and our Canon Elph point and shoot, but I still feel like I haven’t scratched the surface. Hopefully we’ll get some better lenses and really get some nice shots. Here are some samples:
Liam took part in his first Halloween trick or treating as well as his first costume party extravaganza at our friend Pete's house and surrounding neighborhood...
For a detailed look at his historic journey check out his route in spooktacular Point Loma.
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He was Nemo, from "Finding Nemo", and we were Dr. and Mrs. P. Sherman from 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney. Or for the people who have no idea what I'm talking about, the scuba divers from Sydney that took Nemo away... If you haven't seen the movie then it will really make no sense to you. So our costumes were really lame, but he looked great thanks to his outfit that my sister Stephanie bought for him, thanks Steph. Besides being incredibly tired and somewhat blasé about the whole thing, he ended up really enjoying Pete's party and was a hit with the "ladies" (older girls dressed as princesses, you know who you are.).
Liam has "officially" been walking for almost a month now and we decided to put some of his recent walks into video form. I say "officially" because he's been able to stand and take steps for several months prior, but it wasn't till a month ago that he could take more than 5 or 6 steps in a row and more importantly he now walks more than crawling.
We took Liam to the Bates Nut Farm out in East County this past weekend to pick out a few pumpkins. It was close to 100 degrees, and very crowded! It's a huge farm with hay rides and tons of family fun, but we couldn't take the heat so we didn't stick around long. Liam is walking these days, and we'll get some new video up soon!
Here's a compilation of photos and videos from Liam's first birthday extravaganza during the week of Sept. 1st. Both grandparents made their way as well as Greg's brother and sister. We started out with the three of us on his real birthday, sept. 1st, and then the family rolled in a couple days later and we had a big party at Kate Sessions Park.
Here are some of the good pics:
We went to Greg's company picnic for Illumina last weekend at the Wave House in Mission Beach. There were two FlowRider wave pools, free food and drinks, and a huge indoor pool! Greg and Liam went swimming until Liam's little lips turned blue. We then took Liam on a ride on his first carousel in Mission Beach.
Liam is now climbing stairs, and we are trying to teach him to come down safely on his own. He is always enticed by a full basked of laundry (clean or dirty) that he can pull everything out of and throw on the floor :)
12-months here we come!
As soon as Liam turned 11 months, his first tooth on the bottom came through. You can see #2 coming in right next to it. He's not complaining too much - no fever but he's kinda grumpy. He's always got something in his mouth, like his rubber ducky.
He's starting to feed himself more and more and tries new things each week. Right now he's loving shredded mozzarella cheese :) We just keep putting stuff in front of him, and if he doesn't want it he kindly throws it on the floor!
Our baby is almost 1, we can't believe it!
We made the trip back to Indiana to visit family, and a catch a few Phish shows. Liam stayed cool in the heat in his baby pool at Grandma & Pa Roberts, while Mommy and Daddy melted in the lot at the show with Brad and the Dues (it was 95 degrees and humid)! We then headed North to the Lake House where Liam met his Great-Grandma & Pa Brown for the first time, and had lots of laughs with his crazy Uncles. It was a short trip but we all had fun :)
Liam's new favorite thing to do is stand up under the dining room table, right in the middle where no one can reach him unless you get down there with him!
I'm pulling this video from the vaults, I think we recorded it about a 4 weeks ago when Liam was getting good at walking around the couch. I still can't help but laugh at the sounds of farts and I bet you won't be able to resist either. Enjoy
Just a quick update on our busy bee Liam. He is standing and "cruising" along the couch, and crawling at amazing speeds. He's found a cheesier smile, and likes to make an angry face now too. We went hiking a few weekends ago in Encinitas, and then took a road trip up to Palomar Mountain and visited the big telescope there. Liam loves being attached to daddy :)
We haven't posted any new pics of Liam in a while, and he is almost 9 months! Over Mother's Day weekend, Liam had his first photo shoot down at the beach. He loved hanging out in the sand, and we got a really good family portrait! Here is a sneak peek of some of the shots from the beach, and some candids Mommy took recently :)
Check out some early footage of Liam crawling. He's actually gotten a lot better since this and is planning to compete in the 2012 Olympics in the 200m hurdles. Gone are the days of him being content to stay in one spot. Next up, walking, and shortly followed by that, hand stands I'm sure.
It was a perfect day yesterday so we went to Kate Sessions Park, here in PB. Liam had a great time watching all of the kites flying around and we tried to soak in some sun. Liam also had his first Easter egg hunt, he found 5 while Jess got 1.
Grandma and Grandpa Gray came out to visit for Spring Break. They were excited to meet Liam's Nanny Carol and his friend Mizuki, who he shares Nanny Carol with. We had great weather to spend relaxing at the Welk Resort in Escondido. Liam sure loved giving Grandma kisses :)
We took a road trip to Indian Wells to visit Liam's Great-Great Aunt Miriam. She was very happy to meet him. Our little man is 7 months old tomorrow!
Greg's Day Off + Liam Napping + Boredom = Peeps Show.
So I bought some Peeps the other day and was thinking what if Liam had a dream about them. I wonder what that would look like.... I wonder.
Liam had his 6 month checkup yesterday. He seems to be doing really well. Just about 16lbs and 28inches, and still really high in the percentile for height. The funny part was when the strapped him into the Borg and performed an eye test. They had him look at a computer screen with some crazy images all the while monitoring his brain waves and midi-chlorian count. He actually scored really high, and we are expecting a call from Yoda any minute. ARRRRRRR
There are a lot of clothes that Liam is about to be too big for, so we decided to showcase a couple outfits in a mock baseball game... enjoy
Something about this yellow cube gets Liam all giddy...
I just had to post this picture of our sweet baby who will be 5 months old on Sunday! He is now rolling over both ways - but only when he wants to. He's having a great time with his Nanny Carol, and Mommy is getting back into the swing of things at work. We have put him to sleep upstairs for the past 2 nights, but he's still waking to eat early in the AM. Maybe this weekend we'll see if we can let him try to stay in his crib all night. We're starting to see a little more hair too - but it looks dark? Who knows what our guy is going to look like!
Although January is usually cold (low 60s) and rainy, this month has been incredibly warm so far and to take advantage of sunny weather we took the little one to chill on the beach, take in some surf, and generally lay down the vibe for all the ladies.
Can't complain about that view...
Liam was being modest and decided not to show off his beach muscles yet, "it's too early" he says. Notice that he still supports the Colts, even in the off-season.
First contact with the Pacific and our big sandbox.
My mom came out for 2 weeks after Christmas to help us adjust to Jess going back to work. We had a great time hanging out, and mom got to escape the cold and frigid temps of the Midwest to experience one of the best weeks we've ever had in mid-January. Liam will now be hanging with, Carol, our new nanny, 3 days a week while Jess will work from home the remaining days. Thanks Grandma!
Liam's camera crew put together this short film taped live during a meeting of the minds that happened last Saturday in Newport Beach. Liam would like to give special thanks to his costar Carter Adams, especially during the sharing montage, for not drooling on him and for eventually giving his lobster buddy back. enjoy
Well we had a busy trip back to Indiana for Liam's first Christmas, where the weather ranged from -13 and icy to 65 and sunny! Liam met tons of relatives, aunts, uncles, great-aunts, great-uncles, second and third cousins, and of course the grandparents! We all felt a little under the weather from all of our travels, but had a great time seeing family and friends.
Well, we are getting ready to head home to Indiana for the Holidays! We made the rounds to the Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach Christmas parades the past few weekends. Liam wasn't too interested :) But he sure seems to be growing up these past few weeks - he is holding his head up better, and is getting much more vocal. He can even pose and do the "Al Bundy" for his daddy, Greg is so proud. He'll be meeting the rest of the family soon!
We had a great time with Grandma and Grandpa Roberts and Aunt Stephanie for Liam's first Thanksgiving! Mommy and Daddy got to go out while the babysitters where here, but we sure missed Liam while we were gone!
Grandma and Grandpa bought Liam his crib, so we have that all set up now. He took a nap in the crib the other day :)
Liam sure gets a kick out of Daddy's beard, which seems to be a permanent fixture lately.
Grandma and Grandpa Roberts are in town, so we got to go the big football game this past Sunday night. The Colts pulled off a big win! We were brave enough to wear our Colts jerseys among all the crazy Chargers fans, but it was worth it. We had great seats and we had a great time, but we did miss Liam while we were out. We caught a glimpse of John Madden before the game - he is quite a large man.
Liam is starting to drool A LOT! So he's sporting a bib most of the time these days :) We got him a cute "Grandma's Prince Charming" outfit, but I couldn't get him to smile for the picture - next time he's wearing it! He and Maggie had a staring contest the other day - it's really the first time he's noticed her and he stared and yelled at her :)
Grandma and Grandpa Gray were out over Halloween weekend, so we all went up to Carlsbad for a little vacation. Liam dressed in a little pumpkin outfit and was a good smiley boy for Grandma and Grandpa. We went to the Museum of Making Music and Greg tried to play the drums with Liam in his Bjorn.
Liam is now 2 months old!
Greg and Jess celebrated their 2-year wedding anniversary last week - can't believe it! Daddy has been feeding Liam a bottle every night and giving mommy a break. Jess's friend Erin came to visit this weekend and got to spend some time with Liam. We all went out to dinner for some good seafood and had a good time!
Liam slept through his 2nd Colts game this weekend, but at least they won! Mommy and Daddy tried on their respective carrier contraptions - he's still too small for both of them.
And today, Liam is 2 weeks old! We can hardly believe it. We've taken him on a few stroller rides down the boardwalk, and he gives mommy a big smile after he's done eating (every time!)
Liam also reached out to "touch his monkey" today - we all enjoyed that :)
Six days old and he's already broken into the music/film business with an expertly crafted music video about his life. This epic bio-pic is packed with Liam's early childhood moments that would ultimately define his life as a newborn.
Our friends Luke and Kathleen rented some GoCars for a birthday stroll through downtown San Diego. The cars are basically modified scooters with three wheels and go about 35mph. We had about 8 of them and our gang took over the streets of San Diego. Watch out Hells Angels...
Jess's parents came out for Memorial weekend to see their pregnant daughter for the first time in person, and to celebrate Jess's birthday. Baby Roberts got some cute little outfits (Go Cubs) and also a little brown onesie that looks just like daddy's work shirt :) We went out for a nice brunch at the 94'th Aero Squadron restaurant so Jess's dad could check out the airplanes. It was a quick visit, but we all had a great time!
Jess and I went to New Orleans last weekend for my sister's graduation from Tulane university. It's the first time both of us have been there since Katrina and it was interesting to see how much things have progressed. The graduation was in the Superdome and we stayed in the French Quarter just a few streets off of Bourbon. The trip was fun, although preggers was on the sidelines and couldn't earn any beads :(
James Carville and his wife were the speakers at the graduation which was very interesting, but slowed down once they started to announce all of the names one by one for several hours. We used the time to help us think of baby names, but it didn't help too much. Here are some of our pictures, you can see them all on our flickr page.
Pete and I went to the Red Bull Air Race at the San Diego Bay today. This was the second time that we've gone and is always interesting to see how crazy these guys are. We stood on the downtown side this year and we were able to see most of everything without actually paying to enter the "viewing" area.
Today we went to the Earth Day fair in Balboa Park downtown. It was like a phish show without phish... I'm sure some of you will understand. Anyway, lots of drum circles, solar panels, multi-colored trash cans, activists, and stinky hippies :) Jess's friend Amy was in town for just the weekend and we decided to check the fair out before dropping her off at the airport.
Frozen juggler, with a nice 70's rock mullet
Jess and Amy
Jess and I took a much needed night out last Wednesday (April 16th), and went to the sold out Eddie Vedder (pearl jam) show at Spreckles Theatre downtown. The show was the last of a small tour that he did to help promote the "Into The Wild" dvd release, of which he did the whole soundtrack. If he haven't seen the movie or listened to the soundtrack both are worth picking up.
Jess went solo on this trip, as I was stuck at the gas station with a dead battery (good ole american cars). All of the tests that we got the results for looked good, no third leg yet.
Yep that's right Jess is pregnant and we've got our first ultrasound to prove it...