Opening Day at the Pool

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 17-05-2009

Yesterday was opening day of the swim season at our pool. We stopped by for the Barbecue and Finley and Tyler took a little swim. Last year Finley wasn’t too big into swimming, but this year he was a little fish. He got a new life vest (which he calls his swim jacket), but we think it is a little big so we’ll find something else for this summer. It was such a gorgeous day. We’ll be spending most of our summer at the pool.

Finley resting in the grass before swimming

Finley resting in the grass before swimming

Finley running around play "tag" with his friends (who are really Samantha's friends)
Samantha playing tag

Samantha playing tag

Finley climbing in the play area at the pool

Finley climbing in the play area at the pool

Getting ready to get in the pool in his new "swim jacket"
Finley and Tyler swimming

Finley and Tyler swimming

Visit to the Fire Station

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 17-05-2009

Finley and Tyler were able to go visit the Seattle Fire Department last week. Finley really enjoyed it.

Finley watching the fire fighter talk

Finley watching the fire fighter talk

Elmo’s Green Thumb

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 17-05-2009

On Monday our friends Jessica and Ethan invited us to go to an Elmo live production at the Tacoma Dome. I wasn’t sure how much Finley would enjoy it because he isn’t big on giant characters. The show was very entertaining (lots of music, lights and dancing) and we had great seats (front row in front of the stage). He was busy watching for the whole show. Towards the end he really was enjoying the characters and the show. On the way home he asked if we were going again tomorrow. Maybe next year. Thanks Jessica and Than for a fun evening.

View from our Seats

View from our Seats

Finley enjoying his RED snow cone.  We both were wearing a lot of it by the end of the night.

Finley enjoying his RED snow cone. We both were wearing a lot of it by the end of the night.

Finley and Ethan enjoying their snacks

Finley and Ethan enjoying their snacks

Samantha’s Math Olympiad Trip

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 12-05-2009

Two weeks ago Samantha was one of 35 students from her school’s math team to participate in the 2009 Washington State Math Olympiad. It was a fun trip to Port Angeles, with a stop in the new Twilight store (Samantha enjoyed that).

At the Math Olympiad Samantha’s team was the only team from her school to get a perfect score on the Algebra portion of the test! YIPPEE! She did very well on all other portions of the test.

We are also very excited that Samantha has been accepted into all honors classes next year for 7th grade. She has worked hard this year and we are looking forward to the challenges of honors.

Marvista Math Olympiad

Marvista Math Olympiad

Seattle Mounted Police

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 10-05-2009

Finley, Tyler and Auntie Aly went on a tour at the Seattle Mounted Police Station. Finley liked the horses and the park.

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Tyler or Finley?

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 10-05-2009

Ever since Finley was born everyone says he looks just like Tyler. While I agree he does I do think he looks a little like me too. On Friday Tyler went to his Granny’s house and she had some pictures of Tyler when he was little. Oh my – I had to do a double take, even though I knew that was Tyler and not Finley.

What do you think?

Tyler 2 by jheffordanderson on Treemo

Tyler 1 by jheffordanderson on Treemo

Here they are zoomed in a little bit.

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The Birthday Continues

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 10-05-2009

On Finley’s birthday we took him to the Spaghetti Factory for dinner. This is a family tradition we started when Samantha was about 3 and have continued to go there every year for dinner to celebrate our birthdays. This was the first year that Finley really enjoyed it.

He was very upset though when they came and took his salad. He told the waiter as he was walking away, ” I wasn’t done with that.” The waiter didn’t hear him and he moved onto his Spaghetti.

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Finley’s Friend’s Birthday Party

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 10-05-2009

Finley had a few friends over to celebrate his 2nd Birthday. This was our first “friends” birthday party. Finley had a great time, but we were exhausted when everyone left and our backyard looked like a toy store exploded. Every truck and tractor Finley owns was out in the yard.

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