Gorgeous October Day at the Beach

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 12-10-2009

Today was one of those FABULOUS Seattle fall days. The weather was gorgeous, the sky was clear and we didn’t have anything planned, except cleaning the house. So after hearing someone talk about going walking on Alki I packed up the boys and we headed out. What a perfect day. Finley has been begging to go to the beach to play in the sand and fly a kite.

The Gorgeous View

The Gorgeous View

Digging and Loving It

Digging and Loving It

Looking back at Seattle.  Wish I had a better zoom.

Looking back at Seattle. Wish I had a better zoom.

As we were rounding the corner to come to the sandy side of Alki Finley exclaimed, ” oh no, we forgot the sand toys.” I remember the conversation before we left – I asked him multiple times to get his bucket and shovels and then I got distracted and we left. Now I am feeling bad. We left the house to go to the beach to dig and build castles and we forgot the tools. So I drove all the way to the end of the commercial area of Alki hoping that maybe I could find a store selling a pail (we had a shovel in the car). Finley is really upset at this point and I feel awful. So we head out and I think a cup will work. So we head to Starbuck’s and my morning latte and cup of water turn into the best Seattle sandtoys ever. We had tons of fun with them.

Our Seattle Sand Toys

Our Seattle Sand Toys

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Mommy and Declan enjoying the sun and the sand - in October - gotta love Seattle.

Mommy and Declan enjoying the sun and the sand - in October - gotta love Seattle.

Declan’s First Baseball Game

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 11-10-2009

On Tyler’s last day at Cedarbrook his produce guy gave him some club level seats to the Mariner’s game. So we took the boys and had a great time.

Declan at his first game

Declan at his first game

Trying to get a good picture of mommy and the boys - boys weren't cooperating.

Trying to get a good picture of mommy and the boys - boys weren't cooperating.

Mommy and Declan

Mommy and Declan

Finley enjoying his favorite part of the game - snacks!

Finley enjoying his favorite part of the game - snacks!

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The Zoo

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 11-10-2009

It was a gorgeous day a few Saturday’s ago so we decided to go to the zoo. Tyler was working and I decided to take the boys. Megan and Josh ended up coming with us and we had a great time.

Finley in the boat at the new penguin exhibit

Finley in the boat at the new penguin exhibit

Finley and Auntie Megan on the Komodo Dragon

Finley and Auntie Megan on the Komodo Dragon

Finley and Auntie Megan on the Carousel

Finley and Auntie Megan on the Carousel

Brothers Being Silly

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 03-10-2009

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The Bouncy Place

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 03-10-2009

Our friends attend another cooperative preschool in the area and they had a fundraiser at The Bouncy Place. It is a huge warehouse filled with bouncy toys. Finley loves it. So we headed down there and had a great evening. Finley, Tyler and Samantha bounced the night away.

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B is for Banana

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 03-10-2009

Each week our playgroup has a letter that we work on. A few weeks ago we focused on B. We looked at B words and made Banana bread.

Mixing the bread

Mixing the bread

Our finished bread.

Our finished bread.

Samantha’s 13th Birthday!

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 03-10-2009

Samantha is officially a teenager – hopefully we’ll survive. :)

we started the celebration with our long standing tradition of a trip to the Spaghetti Factory for dinner.

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Samantha listening to them sing to her.

Samantha listening to them sing to her.

Finley laughing while they sang.

Finley laughing while they sang.

The weekend before her birthday we had her family birthday dinner. The tradition in our family is that you get to pick your own birthday dinner and celebrate with the family. Samantha picked (as I think she has picked every year for at least 5 years) Spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread and Caesar salad.

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Declan Giggles

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Posted by Jennifer | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 03-10-2009