Today is my 16 year anniversary of riding home on my first motorcycle! It's raining in San Jose and so today, rather than ride to work to celebrate, I am "riding" around on my desk at work where it is dry. Thankfully, I did get to ride this week and it should be dry this weekend. In the mean time... Mwaaaaaaaaa-ahhhhh-yahhh... Vrooooommmmm-mwaaahhhhh-ahhhhhh...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Happiness is created by these kiddos.
Earlier this week I woke up with Enzo sleeping next to me, face to face. Waking up next to one or both kids is pretty common. If they wake in the night or early morning they often come in and join us. Usually I know when Ana joins as she is a bit obvious. Enzo can be a bit of a ninja and get in without us noticing.
So, I awoke and see my beautiful boy in front of me. A short while later he starts laughing in his sleep. My day was made from that. After a bit of a laugh he settled down and continued sleeping, without waking during his laugh. Laughing during sleep is high on my ultimate scale of goodness. It warms my heart to be able to witness it in someone I love so much.
Yesterday I got to watch Ana in her dance class. And that was fun. But the most awesome part was towards the end. The kids were to do do somersaults on the mat which was about 12 feet long. Each kid got up in turn and then a teacher would direct the kids head down with a gentle nudge and sort of push them into a roll from their hips. It took a while for each to cross the mat as the kids did about 5 or so rolls to cross. Ana was last. When she got to the mat the teacher was just moving to direct her head down when... she was too late. Ana was already rolling! Super fast, roll after roll, the teacher just trying to catch up but never quite catching the rolling Ana! Ana came up to standing for a second after each roll and dove back in with a flurry from her skirt and dress, yes- she put on both. She looked like a swimmer doing a butterfly stroke, popping up briefly and then back in with skirts instead of water whirling around her. When she got to the end she popped up and it was all done in no time, the teacher just catching up. The teacher, me, Phyllis, and Tami were left laughing as Ana casually went back for the next activity. That was a good laugh.
Posted by Randy at 9:45 AM
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
We went to the annual Clubmans British Motorcycle show at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. They also have a Japan and Europe exhibition in another building. I took them myself this year. And, I have almost no pictures because of it. Kiddos are a lot of work.
After the bike show, we hung out at Grandma and Grandpa's.
The rain was coming down steady. Neither rain nor bubbles, apparently, photograph well from my phone. But, I took pictures anyway. The kids sat in the door way blowing bubbles out into the falling rain for quite a while at Grandma and Grandpa's.
Much more recently, we went to Charlotte's birthday dinner and played in the park after.
Posted by Randy at 12:19 AM
Friday, April 11, 2014
Here is some of what has gone on in the last several weeks, recorded in pictures.
Posted by Randy at 3:57 PM