Saturday, February 25, 2012

Day in Napa/Sanoma

Today we decided to take simultaneous advantage of the beautiful weather and our proximity to Napa Valley. We headed up to Napa/Sanoma Valley for some wine, lunch and scenery.

The Girls

Daddy and Baby Girl

After our day of fun and wine tasting (more adult fun!) we started the trek back to the East Bay. A few miles before getting on the major freeway, something was clearly wrong with the car. Uh oh. I pulled us over and, sure enough:

Flat Tire

Fortunately, in the realm of car trouble, a flat tire is very easy to deal with. Noelle and I improvised a parking lot picnic while Dad did the heavy lifting.

Why are we eating here?

The spare tire was a little flat itself. So, one more stop at a gas station for some air and we were on our way, no worse for wear. Unfortunately, this is the undeniable sign that it is time to replace my tires. While the tread looks good, the mileage and performance say they're through!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

We're Pregnant!

Pictures say it all:
Introducing Baby Hayes #2 (due August, 2012)

I'm super excited, even if I don't know it yet =)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Fun with Visitors!

Alex and I got some major relief this weekend with baby duty; Noelle's Grandma Brock, Aunt Stacy and Uncle Ian all came to visit! Fortunately, the weather cooperated and we had weekend full of outdoor fun =)

Hanging with Grandma

One thing that definitely wasn't lacking this past weekend was special treats. Not only did Noelle get her own goodies, but she became very convincing at asking for bites from everyone else.

Aunt Stacy and Dad sharing their ice cream

Her very first cupcake; vanilla with rainbow sprinkles!

All of this treat eating was to replenish energy lost from running around outside. We went to the park (three times) and, best of all, Tilden Park's Animal Farm. Somehow, all of our photographs are just of Noelle. I guess we're biased. Those animals just aren't interesting in comparison.

Visiting with a cow

Contemplating the great mystery that is the chicken

Finally, Dad was trying out his new tripod. So, we had some photo fun.

 Silly Mom

The Family