Friday, December 30, 2011

Sushi Lover

Some of you may have heard of the famous hot-dog sushi roll, served at several of the finest conveyor-belt sushi establishments around town:

We had looked at hot-dog rolls whir by on many prior occasions, but this week, Soren decided that looking at them was no longer good enough and took matters into his own hands:

Using his well-honed grab-and-stuff technique, Soren put one piece

and then the other in his mouth at the same time

and polished them off before anyone else had a chance to grab one (not that any of us were planning on it)! Total elapsed time, 12.8 seconds! Next stop: Coney Island for the 4th of July hot-dog eating contest!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Funny Mirror

We went to dinner a few nights ago at our favorite Greek restaurant, Cafe Vios, and Soren spent a lot of time with one of the mirrors in the play area. When we asked Soren what he saw, he told us that Big, Upside-Down Soren was in the mirror. We could hardly pull him away from his new friend!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Car Track

Amelia and Soren received a lot of wonderful gifts over the holidays (thanks everyone)! The one they've been playing with the most is a great jeep track. As this video shows, the kids have had a great time sending the cars racing around the track, and the room!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Fashion Plate

With Nana and Taid in Seattle for the holidays (and for Daddy's operation), the kids have spent a good deal of time at the local playgrounds. Taid asked Amelia to pose for a few photos in her new jacket and for once, she obliged!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Chanukah Rocking

We headed over to the JCC's Chanukah party for a rocking evening. The kids got to play dreidel, make - and eat - dreidels (marshmallow and a Hershey's Kiss on a pretzel stick) and color pictures of dreidels. After the dreidel fun, we rocked out with the Not-Its and their opening bands. The kids are already asking about their next concert!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Spicy Kisses

We found a great new Sichuan restaurant over in Redmond this weekend and the kids chowed down on some of our favorites, including ma po tofu and dan dan noodles. Soren discovered that stabbing tofu with his chopstick was both effective and a lot of fun. Definitely a good way to get him to try some new food, and the kids gave us "spicy kisses" after every bite...what fun!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Decorating Grandpa's Tree

We went over to Grandpa and Grandma Becky's house for dinner and the kids got a great surprise: Amelia and Soren were put in charge of decorating the Christmas tree for the first time. They had a great time checking out all of the ornaments and hanging their favorites on the tree (though there were a few minor adjustments after Soren hung his fifth golden ball on the same branch)!