Archive for April, 2009

Easter

Friday, April 17th, 2009

We were lucky to have great weather for Easter this year!  Annemarie was happy to take part in the big Easter egg hunt at our neighbor's place in Petaluma - although we're not sure that she really understood the whole process.  We imagine she'll probably be able to find more ...

Early April 2009

Friday, April 17th, 2009

On April 4, we took mom out to dimsum at Hong Kong East Ocean Restaurant in the Emeryville Marina - the weather was GLORIOUS!  It worked out perfectly that a number of our friends could join us - Tao, Dan, Yuan, and baby Talia, whom we got to meet for ...

March birthday celebrations

Friday, April 17th, 2009

March is a big month for Spiller family birthdays, so on March 14 we gathered for a big family birthday bash...  Helga had a special round-number birthday (maybe 30? she wouldn't tell), and Karl arranged a special brunch at Salute Ristorante, on the bay in Richmond.

March 2009

Friday, April 17th, 2009

The arrival of spring brought lots more opportunities to play and explore outside! "Horses are very cool - they're like extra-big dogs!" (Petting the horses out at the CVR in Petaluma) "Whenever a laptop is out, I'm so there!  You never know when a good music video might come up!" With the warmer ...

February 2009

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Another action-packed month!  First, Annemarie's first haircut! Annemarie's first time on a motorcycle! "Ummm, daddy?  You're not REALLY going to let them ride away with me, ARE YOU???" On a rainy-day trip to Ikea, we discovered that Annemarie REALLY loves mac & cheese - this has made feeding her much easier!  She also ...

January 2009

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Annemarie started getting much more active and interested in the outdoors in this timeframe - we started taking her out to the park more, which she loves (e.g., the play structures, the people-watching opportunities, and most importantly, the DOGS that are often running around there!) Annemarie is also still REALLY into ...

Annemarie’s Birthday

Friday, April 17th, 2009

January 3, 2009 was a big day - Annemarie's first birthday!  To celebrate the big day, Annemarie wore a nice dress... "Wow, are these for me????" "Forget the presents, RIBBONS are just the BEST!" "Actually, I take that back, presents are pretty cool too!" "And so is my faithful fan club!" "And CAKE!!!!  What an ...

Late December 2008

Friday, April 17th, 2009

"Holidays are fun, but exhausting..." Testing out the Chinese New Year outfit! "Look Annemarie, we'll try to demonstrate, THIS is what you're supposed to do - you lie down, and then you go to sleep!" Already learning horseback riding! Hanging out with the Wongs in Pinole This was the first time that Annemarie climbed onto ...

Christmas 2008

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Sorry, we've been swamped with everything, so we have been many months behind...  It's time to get up to date in a few (long!) posts with lots of pictures and videos!  First up is Christmas 2008! The whole family got together for Christmas Eve in Kensington, which was nice.  It was ...