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.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Face Dive

Last night we made a tunnel using a blanket and the couch.  Annabelle loved doing laps and going through the tunnel.  Katherine had other intentions...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween Remix

I know, I know- 3 posts in 2 days?!?!?  Yes.  3 posts in 2 days.  But this is it for this short intense burst.  These are some shots from a new playground the girls and I tried yesterday.  They wanted to wear their Halloween costumes, and I thought I'd capitalize on the commonly heard comment, "oh, their Dad must have dressed them," so we went all out with fun clothes.  They were wearing matching mouse hats too, but those didn't last too long.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Trick or Treat!

We debated about whether or not to take the girls trick or treating this year.  I mean, they don't eat candy or know what it is, so the act is a bit pointless.  But sensibility prevailed, and we headed out to visit a few folks on our block.  Kirsten's brother Tim joined the fun, and the girls had an absolute ball.  Annabelle particularly enjoyed darting into people's houses as soon as they opened the door.  She also put most of her candy into Katherine's bucket.  Katherine was adamant about making sure each door was tightly closed after each transaction was complete.  It was a roaring success of an evening.