Thursday, June 30, 2011

Naked Bikers, Dedication, and Playtime!

Here are some shots from the last week or so.  We've been super busy, but this is a quick photo recap of some of our activities.  My parents were in town for the girls' dedication at church 2 Sundays ago, and there are a few shots from that (Annabelle totally flipped out...).  We also went to the renowned Fremont Solstice Parade on that Saturday where we saw a plethora of naked bikers.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Golfing and Sliding

Here are some pics from a few different park adventures this past weekend.  Katherine was indeed unhappy for a moment in the one pic with Kirsten and Annabelle by the water, but the sliding faces are looks of pure delight!

Friday, June 10, 2011

High Fives All Around

Yesterday, the girls had their 16 month checkup with the doc, and they got their next round of booster shots too (never fun, but good to get it done...).  The doc said both girls look just perfect and healthy, so we're very thankful.  Annabelle is just slightly ahead of Katherine in growth, but they're really close and both growing really well.  Annabelle weighed in at 20lbs, 7oz, and Katherine is 20lbs, 3oz.  The girls love giving high fives to people, so yesterday I tried asking them to high-five each other.  Here's the result;

High Fives All Around from Sam Thompson on Vimeo.
Katherine and Annabelle high-fiving.  And a quick dance party too.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sun, sun, sun, fun, and Mrs. Bush!

This weekend it seems Seattle finally got the memo about summertime and the sun came out!  Kirsten had a full weekend of ultimate playoff games, so the girls and I went out to cheer and play in the grass both Saturday and Sunday.  (Note: Kirsten's ultimate team is headed up by the owners of Georgetown Brewery, and the growler of beer Annabelle has is well capped... she just liked the cold hard bottle.)  Saturday night we all went down to a bike crit race in Ballard too.  The girls loved cheering and clapping each lap (about every minute).  On Monday, we had a great family outing to the zoo where we played in the grass some more, made lots of animal sounds, and then had a yummy burger and fries lunch out.  This morning a friend got us tickets to see Laura Bush speak at Key Arena, so the girls and I packed up and made it happen.  We were seated right in the front VIP area, and we got a lot of unhappy looks when we arrived so I was really nervous about how the girls would behave, but they were really super, munched on cheerios, and enjoyed all the action.  Whew. 

Friday, June 3, 2011

A New Baby

On Wednesday night, I picked Roy up at the airport.  He flew straight over from Taiwan and is another rescued street dog.  He's about 4 months old and we are fostering him until he finds a permanent home.  He turned our lives upside down the first night he was here, but has since settled in a bit more and is becoming easier.  Having a new baby (aka Roy) to care for has made us realize how relatively easy life with just the girls and Lucy actually is.  Anyway, here are a few shots of Roy, and if you know anyone in Seattle who might be interested in this sweet, cute little guy, please send them here.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Go Mariners!

On Monday, we took the girls to their first Mariners game, and we had a lot of fun.  They made it for 8 full innings, the Mariners beat the Orioles, and we even had sunshine!  Katherine doesn't like loud cheering, but other than that, they had quite a time.  We took the bus to and from our house and it made for a really easy family outing, with two exhausted little girls sleeping on our chests for the bus ride home.