Thursday, February 21, 2008

Pictures of the Day: McDonald's in San Jose

The Brewster Boys at Dennis the Menace Park in Monterey

Punky makes a point with a Chicken McNugget

Russell takes a bite of a Filet-O-Fish sandwich

As far as I know, we went to McDonalds as a family for the first time ever this past weekend. The Brewster Boys don't eat beef (my semi-Buddhist Grandmother would be proud), so Punky had the Chicken McNuggets and Russell had a Filet-O-Fish Sandwich. They ate 100% of their lunches, which surprised me. Normally, they only like home cooking and select dishes from a few restaurants.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Monterey Trip Report, 2008 Edition

It was time for our annual trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which was an overnight excursion over the Presidents' Day weekend. As usual, we went to the aquarium over two days. This allowed us to carefully manage the boys' sensory input, which generally overloads (re: meltdown) at the 3-hour mark.

We never seem to tire of the amazing displays of sea life in the aquarium. My personal favorite is the jellyfish section, while the boys love screaming "shark" in the Kelp Forest and Outer Bay displays. Have I ever mentioned that Punky always carries a small leopard shark or killer whale with him where ever he goes?

The Brewster Boys love the Aquarium, but they seem to enjoy staying in hotels even more. They love ordering room service, watching On Demand Disney cartoons, and especially jumping on the beds.

The Brewster Boys examine a jellyfish tank

Jenny points out a feeding sardine to Russell

Russell glances at a leopard shark swimming by

The Brewster Boys laugh as a wave hits the Wave Tunnel

"We love the Hilton Garden Inn in Monterey"

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Chinese New Year!

This is a picture from 2007 of the Brewster Boys in their Chinese New Year's Day outfits

Belated Chinese New Year greetings from our family to you, dear reader. It's the Year of the Rat. My father is a Rat, by the way (it's a good thing). More pictures to follow.