Sunday, April 28, 2013


After our winter success with ice skating, we decided to give roller skating a try on a rainy Sunday.  Soren went for the popular shorts-over-pants look, while Amelia wore her favorite princess dress, both of which looked great with the rink rental skates!  The kids took a little while to get their roller-legs under them, but by the end, they kept insisting on "just one more time" around the rink!

Monday, April 22, 2013


We had a great long weekend escape to Victoria, BC.  While we packed in a lot during the weekend, some of the highlights included Miniature World, high tea at the Fairmount (and lots of swimming in the pool there), the Butchart Gardens (particularly the carousel and sunken garden), and the scoop shop where Mommy used to go on her family visits as a young girl.  We've got a few other long weekend trips planned later this summer...hopefully, they will all live up to this one!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Hailing in Seattle

We didn't receive any snow this winter, but we've had a few hailstorms in early April.  Amelia and Soren had a blast making hail-balls and tracks on the tennis least for the half-hour until the hail melted!


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Swim Lessons

Amelia has recently started up swim lessons again and she is having a blast!  She is not quite swimming on her own yet (though the floatie she is using is so small you can barely see it), but she is close!  Here is a brief video of this week's lesson highlight!