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).

Thomasson Farm

Last week we went to the pumpkin patch with James' preschool class. James and Mags love going to school together.
We love Miss Rhonda - cutest preschool teacher ever.

When he took his pants off that night I found about a half cup of corn on the floor that had been hiding in his pant cuffs. I think his first field trip was a success.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Happy Halloween

Here is the world's most excited Power Ranger and grumpiest Harry Potter. 
 For last weeks party we spray painted his hair black. This week I begged him not to do it again.

It was extra fun to have Grandma and Grandpa to trick-or-treat with us. James was crazy - he could have gone all night (of course because he was getting candy). Ian would have been done with just our street - but our neighborhood was very festive and there was even a haunted house to walk through AND it didn't rain - so it was a good night.