Saturday, March 31, 2012

New Bed

After enduring months of early-morning bed invasions by Amelia and Soren, we finally decided to upgrade to a king-sized bed. Our mattress arrived a few days before the bed, and the kids had a great time rolling around and playing on the rolled-up mattress.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Jello Mustaches

Katie recently introduced Amelia and Soren to one of her favorite childhood activities: making jello playdough. The kids helped mix and cook it, and couldn't wait to start playing with the playdough. Here are a couple of our favorite looks:

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Hiking Practice

Knowing that we will be doing a lot of hiking on our trip to Southeast Asia later this year, we have decided to get some practice over the coming months. We caught a rare sunbreak this weekend and headed down to the Arboretum waterfront trail for a practice run. Soren and Amelia had a grand time splashing through puddles, saying hi to the ducks and climbing over tree stumps and piles of woodchips. We were all tired and dirty by the end of the hike - especially Soren - but everybody walked the entire trail and we all enjoyed some hot cocoa and cookies as a reward. Hopefully, the first of many successful hikes this year!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Flying High!

We headed over to the Museum of Flight on a rainy weekend day. Amelia and Soren had a great time exploring all the different aircraft on display, from hot air balloons, airplanes and a capsule from the space station. Amelia loved "Obama's plane" (actually, the late 1950s version), while Soren preferred the Concorde.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


We took Amelia and Soren to see the Harlem Globetrotters play in the world championship game against the International was amazing they happened to pick Seattle to host the game! :) Both kids were glued to the action, both the basketball and all of Big Easy's hi-jinks, but they both agreed their favorite part was watching the Globetrotters' mascot Globie dancing and marching around revving up the fans.