Friday, June 18, 2010

Preschool Graduation!

Our little girl is getting to be not so little anymore. My baby is going to Kindergarten next year and I'm kind of freaking out! She's totally excited and talks about it almost daily. I'm the nervous one, thinking about the first day of school already. Yikes! Well, I'll get over it but it's still so wierd to think of her as being as old as she is. It's crazy. Anyways, with that, she graduated preschool last week! She was able to go to a wonderful preschool ran by the famous Ms. Tammy. Sam loved her! I did too. I had a really good experience with it and was sad to see Sam's preschool days behind her. Samantha's graduation was adorable. The kids did a little dance and song that they'd been practicing for weeks. They got to wear cute grad hats and get a little "diploma". It was really fun. It was all followed by cake and refreshements. And to top it off, they came home with a handful of helium balloons and a little gift. I'm so happy Sam was able to go to Ms. Tammy's and meet new friends and also have some old friends with her to share that experience.

The class doing their song and dance. It was really cute.

Sam and Ms. Tammy

Congrats, Sam!

Samantha with her friend, Sydney and her cousin, Taylee.

Samantha and Taylee. They're the best of friends!

Week 1 of "Stay-cation"

Week #1 of our "Stay-cation" was FABULOUS! We had such a great time! I truly felt like I was on vacation. We toured the city of Seattle and even though Jeremy and I had done mostly all of the things we did, it was just nice to do it as a family and have some fun! We ate out everyday. We bought little things at the gift shops for ourselves. We took tons of pictures. We got out the brochures. We "traveled" into the city 3 times. We spent too much money. We did it all! Here's a glimpse...and I mean a glimpse, of the good times we had!
Science Center

Harbor Cruise

Aquarium

Waterfront

EMP (Experience Music Project) and SFM (Science Fiction Museum)

Monorail

Rides At Seattle Center

Space Needle (2 times!)

Alki Beach

Woodland Park Zoo

A little R&R= Chicken Coop and Swimming!

I have so many pictures, I wish I could post them all!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

"Stay-cation" Sneak Peak

So, I've got a lot of posting to do in the near future, but I wanted to give you a little glimpse of what we've been up to...You see, Jeremy has two weeks off which started on Monday (the 7th). We thought about going to Disneyland but decided it was too expensive right now. Then, we decided to go to Idaho to visit my mom and see some sights but changed our minds again because we realized my mom would be coming here this summer anyways and there's not a ton to do that the kids would enjoy. SO, we finally decided on just staying home. BUT, instead of just being vegetables and doing nothing for 2 weeks, we would vacation in Seattle! So, that's what we're doing. It's only day 2 and I've got a ton of pictures! When I have more time I plan on showing them off, but until then... Day #1 (yesterday) of our "stay-cation" was going to the Seattle Science Center and visiting the Space Needle. Here's Collin at the Science Center in their play area. He LOVED driving this little car!

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Stay tuned for more! Today's outing was a harbor cruise off the Seattle Waterfront, the Aquarium, and dinner at the Spaghetti Factory! We've got LOTS more planned as well! It should be fun!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Troll, New Pets, And A Birthday Boy!

Despite our very sickly month, we've managed to do and have a few fun experiences! I've been sooo lazy about blogging these past couple weeks. There's always something more important that needs done...like the fact that I have a HUGE pile of clothes on my bed right now that need to be put away and it's almost 10:00p.m.! Oh well. I had to get updated, so here's what we've been up to lately.

The whole month of May was a sick mess! Everyone got sick at one point and poor Parker got sick twice. BUT, despite all of that I managed to get Parker POTTY TRAINED!!!!!! Yippeeeee!!! Yeah, I'm a little excited. He's doing amazing too! Does EVERYTHING in the potty. It's great.

A couple Saturdays ago I came home to these lovely things in my garage. The bunny was planned and we actually went and got her together as a family later that night, but these little chicks...not really appreciated! I was in shock. I hate birds! BUT, after a while I warmed up to the fact that we had them (but did not warm up to them!). I've only touched one of them once. The other day one of them jumped/flew out of the box and I was so terrified to get it I just let it roam around the garage until Jeremy got home. I love our bunny though. Her name is Ella and she's so cute! Yeah, two different pets in one day. We're really not trying to start a farm here, really. One bonus is the fresh eggs! Right?

Our latest fun was this past weekend. We decided to go do some sight seeing in Seattle. Jeremy and I have both lived here our entire lives and have never seen this huge troll! I mean, how can you miss it, right? Well, we did. It's living under a bridge, in an area called Fremont in Seattle. It's the same troll you seen in the movie "Ten Things I Hate About You". Anyways, it was kinda fun to see and walk around on. I was surprised at how many tourists showed up! At least two big buses with crazy picture-taking tourists arrived while we were there.

On our way home from the Troll, we stopped at GasWorks Park. It's a well-known park that people flock to, to watch fireworks on the 4th. We've seen it from a distance, but in all the years neither of us had ever stopped. SO, in our last sight seeing attempt we stopped and took some pictures and let the kids play. It's got a great view of the lake and some pretty neat old gas chambers (or something like that...really I have no idea what they're called or what I'm talking about, but they have to have something to do with the name of the park, right?)

And, lastly, it was Jeremy's birthday yesterday! Jeremy had to go into work, so we woke up and celebrated a little before he left. Jeremy LOVES ice cream cake, so I got him one and he blew out his 30 candles and we sang Happy Birthday and gave him a few gifts. The kids liked it because I let them eat cake for breakfast. Yum! When Jeremy got home from work we headed out to Mexican food with his family. It was so good! We enjoyed our meal and cupcakes that I brought, then headed to Target to spend his gift card that his sister got him. He didn't waste any time. All in all, it was a great day for him. Happy Birthday, Jer! We love you!

I totally need a new camera! If these pictures are lousy, sorry!