Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Festivities

There is a pending barrage of photos, but in the meantime, here's another quickie from this week.  We went downtown a few nights ago with friends Colin and Kire to see the gingerbread houses, watch the snow fall in a downtown mall, enjoy hot chocolate, and ride the carousel.  All things were a big hit with the girls, and they didn't want their carousel ride to end.  Last night we went to Bellevue to see the Christmas lights at the botanical gardens, and the girls loved the lights, but they were a bit difficult to keep contained (as you can see from the craziness of that one photo).  We had plans to go to snowflake lane last night too, but headed home for bedtime after the lights.  The girls are very excited about Santa.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

Here are a few  photos from several weeks ago- a couple from a playground we all visited while shopping, and also a few from the girls' first official 1 mile long walk on their own feet (with a bakery aid station stop right in the middle of course).  Many more photos to come very soon.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving and More

Here are some shots from Thanksgiving and a few nights ago when we went to pick out our Christmas tree.  Unfortunately my camera has been messed up lately, and I'm in the process of trying to figure it out.  Anyway, these are the best of what I got, but even some of these are a bit blurry, and I missed a lot of fun stuff, as we got to have a really festive huge family Thanksgiving at our house.  Despite not many photos to show for it, we had a wonderful time and the girls couldn't believe their good fortune with having all their favorite people in the world under one roof!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Turkey Toss, etc.

On Saturday we all went to the zoo to take in the annual "Turkey Toss" where many of the animals get special Thanksgiving turkey treats (or pumpkins for some).  It was chilly, but we all had a great time, though probably not quite as great a time as the bears.  Yesterday we went to the Pacific Science Center to see our first official movie with the girls.  It was 45 minutes and a really cool IMAX movie about elephants and orangutans.  The girls loved it, despite the fact that they weren't so hot at keeping their 3D glasses on.  We had a great weekend and are really looking forward to Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Baby Evy's Birthday and More

We went to cousin Evy's first birthday party this weekend.  Annabelle and Katherine love Evy and love babies, and have now started calling most babies they see Evy hoping it's her.  Here are a bunch of photos from the party and also from the park where both girls did big girl swings for the first time and a few from the Pacific Science Center on Monday where we saw dinosaurs (another thing the girls really enjoy).

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

College Campus Visit

A lot of people have their kids in some sort of pre-preschool already before age 2, and that's just dandy for those who choose to go that route.  We, on the other hand, have decided to forgo such mundane learning avenues, and have already begun college hunting.  On Monday, we went to visit our friend Bo at his dorm at Seattle Pacific University.  The girls enjoyed college life.  Pretty much it seems to consist of skateboarding and biking down the hall, eating, and playing outside in the leaves and grass.  I think they're ready.