Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cookie Helpers

I had lots of help with the cookies this year!
We made 3 dozen sugar cookies for Ellie's "Winter Party."
And a couple dozen gingerbread cookies, just because it is the month of December and they are incredibly delicious. Ellie decided she wanted to maker her gingerbread cookies with pink frosting, I decided... sure, why not?
Too bad Tommy get to help eat them!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

December Advent Calendar

December 5- Pictures in front of the tree

December 6- Ice Skating a the Holiday Rink
Tommy had a ball running on the ice. Brandon could hardly keep up with him!

December 6- Decorating our gingerbread house- I'm not sure if more candy went in the kiddos mouths or on the gingerbread house, but either way we had fun :)

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Christmas Advent Calendar

December 1- Cooking decorating Sur la Table
December 2- Making snowflakes
December 3- Snowflake Lane
Tommy was a bit nervous about the mysterious large creatures dancing about.
December 4- Holiday Party

Friday, November 26, 2010

Holiday Parade

That smile says it all.....

Monday, November 22, 2010

First Snow of 2010

The kids had a ball playing out in the snow. Tom was just happy to be eating it :) Ellie loved making snow angels and was so happy when Daddy got home to take her sledding!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Despite having something like 2 full weeks of sunny days in Seattle this October, we waited until the last Saturday before Halloween before we got our pumpkin. Yes it rained. But we still had fun :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Mount Rainier

On a beautiful sunny day in October we decided to make the trek to Mount Rainier to go on a little hike. We were pleasantly surprised to see the beautiful fall colors.

Ellie spotted a deer along the path. We also played a fun game of bear along the way.

The gorgeous view.

Monday, September 13, 2010

First Day of Kindergarten

Ellie was just a little bit excited :)
Brother had no idea what was going on....
Don't want to be late on the first day. That is a serious look of concentration!
There is no turning back....

This was a big day in our family. We officially entered the world of elementary school and the crazy life that it entails.... homework, play dates, extracurricular activities galore. Ellie is happy and enjoying life in kindergarten.

As for me, I had a lot of mixed emotions on the first day of school. I was nervous and excited for the Little Miss. No tears here but I was stilled surprised by the amount of emotion this milestone stirred up.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Fair

We made it to the fair this year. Oh..... and we had fun :)
Ellie milking the cow
Hard at work
Tommy checking out the cows. He mooed at them and they responded accordingly.
The highlight of Ellie's day. Yes the cotton candy was almost as tall is she is :)
Tommy got a kick out of the bunny.
And he wanted to take a ride on the sheep. He made a big fuss when we left the petting zoo. He couldn't get enough of those furry animals.
I have a new appreciation for Fern. Wilbur is as cute as she said he was.
Just watching Ellie go around and around on this ride made me sick.

We had a fun family day and will definitely return to the fair again!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cannon Beach

Ellie and Tommy hard at work at on their sand castles.
Ellie creating her first sand angel.
Haystack Rock

We love this place!