Spring brought a birthday, a beach hike, Easter, a lemonade stand, a trip to Monterrey, super heroes galore, gymnastics, a U2 concert, and lots of fun and play.
We had a wonderful visit in Barcelona! I was there for a work meetup and Danelle was able to join me and we extended it to a vacation. We really enjoyed the time together, the wonderful city, sites, food, and just wonderful atmosphere.
We had a wonderful and full Holidays in 2016. Angelica starred in her first live performance with her school’s ensemble performing ahead of the Willy Wonka play, it was a smashing success! We also had family hikes, Thanksgiving, ice skating, cookies with the Cantos, a few different family Christmases, and a wonderful visit to SF to see the decorations.
We started off summer with a great vacation down to Southern California to celebrate Tia Petra’s 95th birthday. It was also the first time all 5 of the Contreras cousins were together and the girls were very excited for that.
We stayed at a nice beach cottage in Redondo Beach, just a block off the pier and beach. The girls loved spending time at the beach, playing in the water and sand. It was a great start to the summer.
For 4th of July we stayed local and went to the Redwood City parade and celebrated with the Cantos family.
And then ended summer with a new addition to the family, a labradoodle puppy Penny!
We had a wonderful Spring time, celebrating several milestone birthdays a 5, 40, and 75!
We saw Frozen on Ice, discovered a great scone recipe, and had a Gymnastics party! For Spring break we took a road trip up to Portland, Oregon. It was two days of driving which was a lot for the little ones, but all in all pretty fun. Plus stopping at the Jelly Belly factory on the way home was a hit!
Wrapping up the Spring we were thrilled to have our cousins visit for Memorial Day weekend. We had a great time showing them around the Bay Area, even if a few things were closed. The girls were thrilled to see their cousins, and the boys were great with them.
The holidays included ice skating which we were happy to get Marisa out on the ice this year. My Mom came with us to Southern California to celebrate Christmas, and New Year’s we celebrated at home with the Cantos. A fun holiday season!
Time for Fall, a little soccer, Halloween and ballet.