Sunday, December 21, 2014


As we near Christmas, the holiday fun is ramping up!  This weekend we had a blast at an "ugly sweater party" with our friends - both the moms and dads got in on the action.

Last weekend we made our way to the top of the Space Needle with the same families to enjoy Space Santa.

Monday, December 8, 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Getting back from the Bay Area, we had the perfect transition from Thanksgiving into the Christmas timeframe with SNOW!  The day after getting home we got a slight dusting of snow, but it was enough for the boys to put on their ski clothes, make snowballs, and make a teeny tiny snowman. 
To continue with the holiday spirit, we took the boys to see Santa.  I can't believe they're now too big to sit on his lap.  I almost don't believe it!

This year instead of Nutcracker (which I haven't actually seen in probably 25 years) we took the boys to see The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, which was awesome. The play was at the Paramount in Seattle and was a fancy event - the whole theater was dressed up which was fun.  The boys didn't totally understand the entire play (i.e. "mommy, why was his head not screwed on just right?") but all in it was a great event.

Thanksgiving roundup!

Thanksgiving came and went in such a flash I neglected to regale with stories of food, travels, and fun.  We decided to go to the Bay Area this year - we typically don't travel during holidays at all, but we gave in and did a trip from Tuesday to Friday which was perfect for avoiding travel madness at the airport, but not enough time to see and catch up with everyone.  After arriving late late Tuesday evening, we got the boys to bed and then followed suite almost 5min later. 

Wednesday we rose early and made our way back into the city (SF) to meet up with our friends at Golden Gate park for breakfast and much playgrounding.  It's funny, these are friends we met when we had the boys and knew for only a year, but everytime we talk or see them it seems like we've known each other forever.  Love it.

After the park, we made our way to Rob and Emily's house, and then met up with Ryan in the Mission.  After a quick picnic lunch and more playgrounding, we packed up to head back to Marin - but not before driving down Lombard now as tourists and past our old house.  I miss that city!

Thursday morning we got up and out with the boys for a quick hike.  Wilson immediately took his shirt off proclaiming it was "so hot" (it was 70 at best).

After that, we made our way back to my mom's for the boys to "hang" with my grandma, their great grandma doing art.  We enjoyed a perfect Thanksgiving lunch with the boys, my parents, my grandma, and my aunt Jean. 

 Post lunch, we made our way to my old stomping grounds - the San Anselmo creek.  I don't know how many hours I spent in that creek "making potions" with Lisa and making up adventures.  Wilson seems to be right in line as we could barely get him out of the creek...