Monday, July 28, 2008

Summertime at the park

Sometime earlier this summer we started going to the park two or three evenings a week as soon as K gets home. There are so many great playgrounds within minutes of our house. We usually pack a picnic dinner and if it is warm we head to one of the parks with wading pools. It has been great family time. Father and son run wild and mom gets to watch, enjoy, and relax.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Independence Day!

For our 4th of July celebration we went to the Mariners game. We got great seats right behind home plate from a guy selling tickets outside the stadium for the price of bleacher seats. Sam was very excited to watch "bay' ball!" and kept repeating "bay' ball" all the way to the stadium and all through the first few innings. Sam was very a very enthusiastic fan for three entire innings cheering and clapping. When he got too antsy after the seventh inning stretch rendition of Take Me Out to The Ballgame, we took him to the playground. It was a fun outing and my boys looked very cute in their matching shirts. ... and the Mariners won! We weren't quite ready to end our festivities after the game was over so we went over to my parent's house for a traditional 4th of July BBQ.This picture is for you Kara. We were lamenting that you weren't around to create a festive dessert, so Keenan decorated his angel food cake appropriately.

We put our own fireworks show on for Sam with sparklers and two fountains complete with a patriotic soundtrack (Grandpa's favorite Lee Greenwood's God Bless the USA). As you can see, he was thoroughly impressed.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Mr and Mrs Jones

My brother Jeff was married to beautiful Keiko in June here in Seattle. Here are some picts from the happy event. Congratulations!

Keiko and Sam!
Sam loves Keiko! He can say her name perfectly and does so everytime he sees her picture on the fridge.


Sam loves Mickey Mouse. He has two stuffed Mickey's which he loves to push around in his stroller, push on his swing outside and throw in and out of his crib. He shares his binky with Mickey and puts Mickey to bed (covering him up with a blanket and giving him a bink and patting his back and saying "night night"). I bought him a few episodes of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on itunes and now he wants to watch "Mouse" whenever he sees my computer or IPOD. He loves the hot dog dance and tries to copy everyone's moves. (I'll have to get a video of that to post someday)
Maybe he is just missing his aunt Kara who is working as an extra special friend of Mickey Mouse on Disney Cruise Line. We love you Kara!