Monday, June 27, 2011

The Dragons

Soccer ended for Ian and the Dragons on Saturday. He had some really funny team mates that made going to soccer games pretty entertaining this season. I won't go into too much detail but there were shoes flying and little boys talking a LOT of trash.

He and James had the same color shirts even though they were on different teams so James would usually sneak a treat and a drink from Ian's games as well as his own. Tricky...

End of school dance party

My friend Brooke had this brilliant idea to have a dance party for the kids to celebrate the end of school and it turned out to be so fun. We had a DJ, three tables of food to snack on and tons of fun stuff for the kids to do including:
Light saber balloons.

A slip-n-slide (that is james).

Face and arm painting.

Tons of food.

The limbo and lots and lots of dancing in the street.

They were completely delirious by the time we finally got them home and in to bed. Can you tell?

I'm hoping it becomes an annual event!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Welcome to summer

I am so excited for summer vacation - no schedules, nice weather (we hope), fun day trips, playing in the sun. I always thought the last day of school was the best day ever - but instead of celebrating I can tell Ian is feeling kind of sad. Don't worry - I will make his summer so fun he will never want to go back to school - ever! (just kidding).
FIRST day of school:

LAST day of school:

I made a banner across the front door for them to run through when they got home.

It is amazing to think about how much they change over the course of a school year. I feel like he is learning things so quickly and yet he is the same in so many ways. He is happy, clumsy, fearless, sweet, charming, annoying - and I love every single spec of him.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Pirates

James' first soccer season ended yesterday. He wouldn't play the first two games but once he got comfortable with it he was kind of a crazy little player. Go Pirates!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Field Day

I helped out at Ian's field day today. It wasn't super warm but it wasn't raining either so it went pretty well. Firsts for Ian: kickball (how could that be?), hula hooping, jumping rope, baton relay, tug-of-war. It definitely brought back memories of elementary school...

Jamesy came at the end and got to have his first real school lunch and join in for recess.

Blowing me kisses as we leave - i love that kid.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The real picture

The other day while I was on the phone with Cami she mentioned that the blog always makes the boys seem like best friends but inevitably while we are talking they are either crying or being put on time out. The truth is - 1. usually when we are out doing something and having fun (and therefore taking pictures) they are pretty well behaved - and 2. they turn into devils as soon as I get on the phone - always.
Truthfully they ARE really good buddies and they spend most of their days playing together. However, I have noticed lately that most of their fighting can be traced back to this: Ian is bossy, likes to make up lots of rules for all of his made up games, and really likes to change the rules in whatever way he needs to so he wins said games - and James really likes to hit, kick and scratch in retaliation of Ian's rules.
So what I am trying to say is they are sweet - but they are also usually throwing each other down the slide.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Weekend Trip

We decided on Saturday afternoon that we needed to get out of town. We wanted somewhere close, so we didn't have to spend much time in the car so we headed to Port Townsend. We got there in time to explore a bit and eat some dinner. Then we went back to the hotel for several hours of swimming in the pool. I can't begin to explain how crazy the boys were in the water - it made me excited for the lake this summer (as if I need to be any more excited about going to the lake - 37 days and counting).

The next morning we got up and swam some more and then went to a yummy crepe place for brunch before we got on the ferry to Whidbey Island.

It is moments like these (below) when I get visions of these two getting older and teaming up against their parents.

Once we arrived at Whidbey Island we went to explore Fort Casey - an old military base that was once used to protect the Puget Sound ports. There were ladders, tunnels, guns, a huge grassy field to run in and a beach to throw rocks at. We probably spent a good 4-5 hours playing.

James fell asleep on Curt's shoulder during the tour so I laid him on our blanket in the grass and he napped (that is what happens when you swim until 10 at night and still wake up at 7).

Hooray for fun getaways and perfect weather - it almost makes this gloomy spring bearable. (and btw, Ian's pockets were so full of his favorite rocks from the beach that he had to hold his shorts up the whole walk back to the car)