Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ahhh Summer!

Here is a huge barrage of photos from the last few weeks.  Activities include swimming in the backyard (a lot), playing cornhole in the backyard, going blueberry picking, playing naked in the sprinkler, going to fun concerts like Recess Monkey at the beach and Caspar Babypants (essentially the U2 of the kid world).  The girls also took in their first Shakespeare play last week (a fun outdoor production of As You Like It), and we spent all day this past Sunday at an ultimate frisbee tournament playing in the grass and cheering on Kirsten.  Now the rainclouds are back in Seattle so we're resting and recharging. 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Annabelle Eats a Banana

This is video of Annabelle eating a banana all by herself (mostly).

Annabelle Eats a Banana from Sam Thompson on Vimeo.
Fast-motion pure banana enjoyment.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Katherine Kissing Monkey

I'm long overdue on posting lots of fun pictures from our many adventures of late (trust me- we've been busy!), but here's a great video from bedtime last night;

Katherine Kissing Monkey from Sam Thompson on Vimeo.
The girls have a favorite bedtime story starring "Monkey."  Last night, Kirsten asked if Katherine wanted to give Monkey a goodnight kiss... here's what happened.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fun at the Farm

On Friday, Kirsten surprised all of us with a family fun trip for the day out to Remlinger Farms.  We'd never been before, but it's a working berry farm that also has an amazing fun area with rides, animals, etc.  The girls were in heaven and powered through without an afternoon nap with no trouble.  Their favorites were driving the antique cars, roaming around in the hay tunnels, picking a few blueberries, sharing ice cream, and riding the train at the end of the day (note the very tired eyes in those photos).  We also braved a teacup-type spinning ride and even a small roller coaster, although Katherine let us know that was not her favorite.  This was also one of the first times Katherine has gotten to walk around a good bit in shoes (they've been barefoot all the time lately), so watching her clunk around in her high tops was pretty fun.  Enjoy the video clips and pics.  We all had such a fun time!

A Roller Coaster Day from Sam Thompson on Vimeo.
We had a flat out awesome day at Remlinger Farms, complete with a very very funny tantrum from Katherine after she got frustrated with the slippery hay-filled tunnel she got herself stuck in.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Park and Pine Cones

Yesterday the girls and I went to a new park to see a cool juggling show in an amphitheater there.  We actually saw the first half of this juggling show the night before when we all went to see him at the library right near our house, but we had to scoot home for bedtime about halfway through.  So we tried to catch the 2nd half the next day, but managed to miss everything but the finale due to traffic.  Ah well, we had a great time nonetheless just playing in the park and eating lunch, and learning that pine cones aren't necessarily the best nourishment.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Party Time

Summer seems to have finally arrived here in Seattle, so we've been capitalizing on using our pool as much as possible.  We've been swimming most every day with the girls, and they are really loving it.  We also got to go celebrate a friend's 1 year birthday this weekend, and the girls had a blast running around, playing with Tate, playing with new toys and books, and of course eating cupcakes.  Oh, and one of our friends arrived dressed as a turkey, which always makes for a good time!