Friday, May 31, 2013

Family Fun

Nana, Taid and Auntie Zoe came out to Seattle for the kids' birthdays.  They brought the good weather from the East Coast, so we spent a lot of time outside enjoying Seattle in the summer!


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Dancing Queens

Our friends Hannah and Natalie came over with their parents for a BBQ, and under Hannah's expert guidance, Amelia and Natalie put on an impressive dance show.

Saturday, May 25, 2013


After lots of practice dressing up as superheroes at home, Amelia and Soren were finally invited to a superhero birthday party for our neighbor Will.  Amelia helped Soren make a mask to complete his Spiderman costume and even persuaded Mommy to show off her Superman socks!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Look what Amelia found...

a little red-nosed reindeer hiding out upstairs!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Soren's Spectacle

Soren's class had their end-of-year "Spectacle" show of songs and dance.  Soren wasn't particularly excited to be up on stage at the beginning of the show, but got more comfortable with each song, and by the end, he was smiling and singing loudly.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Gnomes' Paradise

We headed over to Orcas Island, in the San Juans, to celebrate Mommy's birthday and Mother's Day.  We had a great time exploring the island, including hiking down to Cascade Falls and heading up to the top of Mount Constitution in Moran State Park.  We also had some tasty meals and visited a fun farmer's market in Eastsound (including a cider and mead festival).  But the best part of the trip was definitely our lodging:  the Gnome House, which included not only lots and lots of gnomes, but also a hot tub, playground, sheep meadow, and Cedar the dog, who spent hours playing fetch with Soren and Amelia.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Here Comes the Sun!

Like most Seattlites, the moment the sun comes out, we rush outside to enjoy the few glorious hours (and get immediate sunburns)!  We spent most of this weekend outdoors, cleaning up the garden and planting new plants (Amelia took the lead planting the leeks), watching Mommy in her tennis tournament, and playing in the park after brunch with Autumn, Sonia and their parents.  Hopefully, the first of many great weekends this summer!


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Soren's Style

Soren has been taking charge of what he's wearing over the last few months, but he's recently taken it to a whole new level, putting on fashion shows in the evening.  Here is one of his favorite outfits!