About Koen and Eilan

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We like to play, to fight, to love, to comfort each other... but most of all.. my brother is my best friend.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

I sick.

 I stayed home from school today because my belly hurts. 
Mommy fell for it.

Enjoying family night watching the Nuggets. 

Beautiful day at the zoo....

Brotherly love....

Taking my brother for a ride...

The older they get... the harder it gets to take a photo without silly faces.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Return from hibernation

Wow, what a busy past few months!
Notice how I've prefaced this post with my excuse for not providing an update for awhile.

Ok, where do we begin.....

We had a really bad freeze this past October which killed many of the pumpkin crop. So digging for these gems was a chore. But we found some great ones!

Koen receiving his metal at the end of soccer season. He even scored a few goals!

 November... excellent month. Eilan turned 3 years old! We invited a couple friends from school to the zoo. They had a great time with all the animals.

And a second celebration at Ong & Ba Ngoai's house when we went to visit for Thanksgiving. (Notice the super awesome Spiderman mask and cape? It was a custom make by super awesome Aunty Lan. It is still a part of his daily attire.)

Hanging with the cousins...

I don't have to say anything about Koen's homework he brought home:

Moving on to December.... 

 The BEST snowman EVER. Tada!

Koen cheesin' it at his Christmas program at school.

 And of coarse... Christmas in Orlando! Santa was nice enough to follow us there....

World travelers...


 And happy to be back home. At Taco Bell. Eating tacos. We like Taco Bell.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Big 5

My apologies to our loyal friends and family members who have not seen any updates for awhile. We are alive and well... just been a bit busy. Koen's now in Kindergarten and LOVES it. He's made many new friends and has gotten used to the new schedule. It took Eilan a couple weeks to accept that Koen is no longer with him at the same school. Morning drop offs have gotten better now that he knows we'll be back for him at the end of the day.

We recently celebrated Koen's 5th birthday at Lakeside Amusement Park. 

Then we took the boys out to dinner at a Fondue restaurant. Of coarse, desert was the best part of the meal!


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

To all the fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, great-great-grandfathers, and all the father figures out there. Wishing you a wonderful Father's Day!

To celebrate this year, we took the boys to Boulder for their first hike. Lucky for mom, grandpa  was able to join us... because this was how most of the hike went....

Waiting for grandpa to meet us... Who's Who???

Rock piles..

And it wouldn't be a good hike without getting to play the drums.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


People say it all the time, and it's very true, that your kids grow up so fast. Every milestone they reach, every accomplishment they achieve, reminds us that you need to enjoy every moment you get with them. 
Our baby Koen graduated from Pre-K yesterday. It was the cutest thing to see all these little ones in cap and gowns. Congratulations Koen!

Row Row Row Your Boat...

Mommy had a business trip to San Francisco this past week and the boys tagged along. We stopped by Golden Gate Park and rode around in a paddle boat.

We ate dinner down by the Wharf and stopped by Ghirardelli for some chocolate.

While Mom as at work, the boys got to play at the Discovery Museum and stopped by a local park.