Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Happy Seven

 Ian is seven.  He thinks everything he does is hilarious.  He is really sweet and helpful with the twins and can still play for hours with Jamesy. He thinks he is big, is looking forward to going back to school (and so am I) and is going to love 1st grade.  And thank goodness for Peggy Ann and my mom because we actually got to celebrate his birthday with the annual slip and slide party despite the fact that the twins were only two weeks old.


We kept is small - just family and the barkers and the kids had so much fun. Grandma Clay was the hit of the party - she went down the slip and slide with the kids over and over and over. Thank you Grandma and Grandpa Leonard for the fun party and Happy Birthday Ian Marcus!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

3 snow days in a row = awesome

 We have been sledding every morning for the last three days - I think every day James said - "this is the best day ever!" Snow is really fun when you don't have to deal with it very often. 

Most of the pictures are from the first day without a ton a snow and we only have about 4-5 inches now but it is enough to make everything beautiful and white. And today even Curt's office was closed which made it the best snow day ever.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

We got a tree!

 Baby Annabelle came with us to help pick it out. It is ridiculously big (not the one pictured below) and makes the house smell like Christmas.

  So happy to have Scott and Doris here from Hong Kong.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

The Nutcracker

 This was James' first time coming with us to the Nutcracker and I must say he did really well - we talked a lot about the story before we went but he kept asking me why they weren't talking.

 After we hung out and ate at the Center House we picked up Curt from work and walked to the Gingerbread house display at the Sheraton.

Last month catch-up

 I haven't been very good at blogging lately so here is some catch-up - last month we went to the Science Center twice, Ian and Curt went to a Seahawks game together, the boys and I went to see Frog and Toad at the Seattle Children's Theatre (they loved it and keep singing the songs), went to see the new Muppet movie which they also loved (me too), and got to spend a week of fun with Lisa's family who was in town from Austin for Thanksgiving.  Scott and Doris surprised everyone by flying in with baby Annabelle on Thanksgiving day so we were together with all of Curt's siblings but one sister (we missed you Julie!) - it was so great. I love that we get to see family during the holidays - can't wait for our Christmas visitors!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Ian's Thankful list:
the beautiful world
his nice teacher
that mom can help in his class
the Armed Services

James' Thankful list:
mommy helps him with things
Ian helping him build legos

Friday, November 04, 2011

A little fall visit

 Grandma Clay came to visit for a week and Grandpa for a long weekend so we got to do lots of fun stuff, including: checking out the boys' classrooms at school.

 Wrestling with Grandpa, a lot.
 Visiting with the Leonards, watching Ian play soccer and piano, and doing fun crafts.
  Thanks for the visit mom and dad - it is never long enough. James told me in the car today "it isn't as fun without Grandma" - and I agree (you too, dad).