We were in Red Bluff this weekend for a Mercy High School benefit event at the Burnsini Winery Saturday evening that Claire helped sponsor. Craig, Andrea and Baby Isabel came up from LA, Aunt Kat rode up with us and the 96080 crowd were all there to host us. Francie and Isabel were so cute together... both crawling like crazy, although Isabel is still a little more "sure-footed" than Francie :) Ronan turns one next week and is holding his own with these tough girls! We had great meals and lots of time to hang out at Oma and Opa's house. The auction event at the winery was lots of fun with great weather and a relaxed, fun crowd to enjoy it with. This was a great way to cap off our 4 of 6 weekend-in-Red-Bluff streak!
They had tables fanned out around a fire pit... yummy appetizers, Pacific Sun Olive Oil with french bread, salami, olives and cheese and then a New York Steak and potatoes dinner (oh yeah ,and cheesecake for dessert!)
Francie and Isabel were busy playing under our table on the grass while we all enjoyed our dinners... Heff gave up his sunglasses and the Crackberry to keep them entertained and even though it was on keylock mode, these little deviants managed to make an emergency call! Sorry 911 operators for the "Da-da-da-de" you might have heard between 7-8pm Saturday night.
Madeline took such good care of Francie all night... Heff's god-daughter is going to be the BEST babysitter! Here she is holding Francie-pants who is trying to decide if she likes her first try gumming away at a New York Steak
Aunt Kat is starring in an Infomercial for "Leg Perfect" workout equipment this week, she was on a strict 7 day diet for maximum ''before and after" pictures results. I just want to broadcast across the internet airwaves... She did not eat any cheesecake. Or wine for that matter. ;)
Let's get this party started. After a rockin' silent auction we bid up a few live auction items and Madeline was our designated bidder for the item we won... an SF Bay Cruise for 6 with drinks at Sam's dinner at Chez Panisse. She won the bidding war.
I love my little Doodle-bug! We are very lucky to have such a fun bunch of family in Red Bluff and in Menlo Park... we get a little bit of the country in RB and have so much fun on our visits. See everybody in a few weeks for Mark and Sarah's big wedding weekend!!