To us it seems Sander, more than most kids likes to use his “binoculars”, mostly to see sharks at home. However, sometimes at soccer class they also use them to see things. Sander tends to leave his “binoculars” on the longest. Here is a good shot of Sander and some of his classmates listening to a story by the coach and using said “binoculars”.


Greek Festival

Today we went to the Oakland Greek Festival. It was up in the hills at the Greek Orthodox Church. Quite hot, but the food was great. So many good things. Lots of people with Greek noses. When the little kids came out to dance the girls all looked like little Nicole’s.

Check out the Loukoumades machine. Makes those really well.

Trip to Seattle

Chris needed to spend a couple of weeks up in the Seattle office for work, so Olin and I joined him for a long weekend while Sander had a blast hanging with Gran and Papa D. We had a picture perfect day on Friday. Chris was able to take part of the afternoon off, so we took the ferry to Bainbridge Island. It was a beautiful day to be on the Island. Seemed everyone left work early for the day. A lot of people were on the beach, sun bathing and cooking out. We took a walk on the beach, collected seashells and ate dinner in the very cute downtown area.


We tried riding outside on the ferry but it got far to windy and cold. I was able to get a shot of Chris and Olin before I had to head in. It was also such a clear day that we had a view of Mt. Rainer, rare I am told.




3 Months, Really?

It is hard to believe it has been 3 months (plus a couple of days) since Olin joined us. He is growing leaps and bounds, which you would know if you held him. He has done quite a good job packing on the pounds, which may have lead to him sleeping quite well. Whatever has lead to him sleeping well we are more than thankful. No wonder people have more kids (don’t worry it hasn’t swayed us from staying a very happy family of four).

Olin has amazing smiles, which he passes around freely. He will also talk to you to his hearts content, very loudly I might add. We are working on his indoor voice, however I am not quite sure he understands, he just smiles and coos (loudly I might add). I guess we shouldn’t be surprised after all he made a lot of noise from the moment he joined us.

He has captured all of our hearts including big brother Sander, whose first words of the day typically consist of, what’s Olin doing? I want to go see him.

One of my favorite pictures is Olin, sleeping just like his Daddy, arm over eyes. The second is just plain cute.


A Trip to the Beach

A few weekends back when we were having abnormally warm weather we packed up the boys and headed to the beach in San Francisco. It was Olin’s first trip to the beach. As you can see he quite enjoyed his time.


Sander also had a very good time, digging a big hole and jumping in it and playing tag with the waves. We lost to the waves most of the time.



After we finished playing we headed over to Chris’ uncle’s house for Greek Easter. It was wonderful food and company. We had a great time.