Monday, April 13, 2009

Cousins, swords and Easter eggs

My cousin Cathy and her family came into town for Easter weekend.

On Saturday we hit the Cherry Blossom Festival in SF. They had lots of martial arts performances which we thought would be fun for the kids to watch. But mostly, they were into eating and looking at all the funky little toys at the Japanese stores in the Japan Center.

Lucas scored a wooden sword, which he proceeded to wield about on the empty downtown streets as we walked back to the BART station.

On Easter morning my sister's family came over too. Here are all the kids together in one photo, miraculously, everyone's looking at the camera.
The Easter egg hunt was mostly just Lucas and Milan. Cassidy and Connor also picked up their fair share of candy, there was definitely plenty to go around. Of course Lucas was very concerned about being able to find the most, while Milan is still at the age where the few that she finds is just fine with her.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Take me out to the ballgame!!!

I got four free tickets for the SF Giants opening day from work (thanks Clif Bar)! Since Lucas had never been to a professional sports event, I figured this would be a big treat.

We invited Miles, and Lindsey, his mom, would join us at the game.

It was raining this morning, pretty hard too, but we hedged our bets and headed out to the BART station anyway.We got there via BART and Muni, with about an hour to spare before the game started. So the boys inhaled their hot dogs as we sat there. Lucas was marveling at the enormity of AT&T Park. They boys were trying to guess how many people could fill up the seats. I think they agreed on somewhere between one million and 350.

We still had time to kill before the game, so the boys cajoled me into getting cotton candy.

The boys were pretty excited with the opening ceremonies - the fireworks, the unfurling of the big flag, the singing.

But then the game started. We weren't even at the bottom of the first when they started asking me, "Is it over yet?" I told them that we had to wait for Lindsey before we went to the big slide in the kids area. About every 5 minutes, one of them would say, "Is it over yet, when will it be over?"

Thankfully Lindsey arrived somewhere during the 2nd inning with garlic fries in hand. We snacked on garlic fries then we left during the 3rd inning to hit the big slides.

As the boys waited in line for the slide for the second or third time, Miles looked at Lucas and said, "This is so much more fun than watching that boring game." Lucas heartily agreed.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Spring soccer!

Unlike the last time when Lucas played organized soccer, this season looks much more promising for him. He's really into it and is like a magnet with that ball.