Thursday, October 27, 2011

Birthday Fun

My birthday was this week, and so we did a lot of celebrating with the girls and had a ton of fun.  My parents were in town, too, so the girls had a great time getting lots of extra love and attention.  Here are a bunch of shots from the beach by our house at Carkeek Park, the playground, the Pacific Science Center, the butterfly house, and birthday burger lunch.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Track Meet

Yesterday, I took the girls to the track for their very first time to go for a "run."  They made it one full lap (1/4 mile) and did amazingly well.  It was like watching the tortoise and the hare unfold in real life.  Annabelle stopped just after we started to watch a garbage truck and school bus, then spent most of her loop darting this way and that off the track to explore things.  Katherine, meanwhile, stayed the course and just happily made her way around the track, stopping for a breather every now and again to watch a plane go by.  After such a great run, we scampered over to the playground to shake out our legs and recover with some lunch.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Friends and Fun

This past weekend, a great friend from Atlanta came to town for a quick visit, and we had lots of fun with the girls enjoying many adventures.  Here are a few shots from the Ballard locks, and also from a restaurant where we had lunch on Saturday, bumped into the girls' buddy Tate, watched a little college football, and of course played a little Buck Hunter and Golden Tee.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Football Saturday

Well, we don't do this every Saturday, but this was an exception.  The girls both had mysterious 1 day fevers and were feeling lousy, Kirsten had to be at work all day for a special training, and the weather outside was just plain crummy.  So the girls and I snuggled in our jammies for a very large chunk of the day and enjoyed game after game of college football, always tracking 2-3 games at any given time.  The girls actually loved it, and got extremely into throwing their hands in the air and sort of saying, "touchdown!" (sounded more like "duh-dohhhhn") anytime someone scored.  It was a great lazy day, and they're feeling much better now.   We also went down to Steilacoom to visit Kirsten's grandparents and take in a local cider squeeze festival on Sunday.  No pictures unfortunately, but the girls especially liked the fresh apple pie a la mode.