Friday, November 30, 2012

Family Time!

This month, we got extra special visitors from Illinois: M and her two boys! L and her sister had a blast, as usual.

The cousins also enjoyed lots of quality time. P and Z loved playing at the beach.

Yeah, this California weather is really rough in November.

N is getting so big and seemed to enjoy his first time in California. Actually, this kid is so happy, we seems to enjoy just about anything.

A walk on the San Clemente pier with the original Meadows family, plus new additions. :)

Get those birds!

Happy N! 

And would you believe it, L and M got to attend another Monkees' concert, this time at the Escondido Performing Arts Center, just a 30-minute drive from Camp Pendleton!
What a fun night for these groovy kids! More on that concert at L's '60s Beat blog here.

And thanks to our parents for putting the kiddos to bed!

Slumber party!

Cousins K and B visited one evening as well. Papa and Gigi with all the grandkids.

Snuggle time with Aunt M.
 Thanks, M and the Gee boys, for flying all the way out here! We already miss you!

Meanwhile, A was busy playing at dozens of USMC Birthday Balls with the Marine brass quintet, including three roadtrips (for gigs) to Las Vegas within one week! Z was glad when her Daddy was back! Looks like Sleepy Head just woke up from her nap.

Our local pier in Oceanside. Hello, Mr. Pelican.

Also this month, A celebrated his 32nd birthday! Here's one of the birthday dinners with Z's YiaYia and Papou.

What a fun-filled month with family!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Fun-Filled Fall Festivites!

  This September and October were jam-packed with fun events! The festivities began with Z's first pony ride! Having no fear, she was quite confident and rode the horsey like a pro.

What a happy girl!

Z also enjoyed quality time and hugs with the other animals too. 

And even riding fake horses is fun too.

The Fall Festival at our church. Z couldn't get enough of the bounce house.

Just another day at the park.

Playtime with Minnie Mouse and pumpkin hats, handmade made by YiaYia.  

 At San Diego State's Homecoming game, Z had a blast watching Aztec football and sitting with the alumni band.

 She loved hearing her daddy play trombone in the stands and clapped whenever the band played the fight song.

 What an angel, despite having to skip naptime.

And as usual, A has worked a lot with the Marine band. Here's the band marching through Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco for Fleet Week (he's in the front on the far right).

The Marine Corps Birthday Ball. Happy 237th Birthday, Marines!

And finally, there were several opportunities to have fun with dressing up, thanks to several events the week of Halloween. Here are two purple fairies heading to the Camp Pendleton Fall Festival.

Z with her friends at our neighbor's costume party. Clearly the bag of popcorn they're eating put these kids into some sort of a trance.

And of course, A and L sported their retro attire at another party with friends from work.

And Princess Leia passed out candy to the trick-or-treaters. The Force is strong with this one.

Z's wings didn't survive by the end of the festivities but she had a great time being a little fairy.