Saturday, November 22, 2014

Last Week

 My friend Katie & I went to the Taste of the Holidays wine walk last weekend, it was so fun!
 We volunteered the first hour and we were in charge of selling tickets. Everyone buying tickets was laughing that we were wearing the same earrings- Not planned at all but made us laugh. Great minds think alike:)
 Lizzie, Lauren, Lilly, & Lucy having some football Sunday snacks! Such a funny coincidence that all four girls have L names!
 Lauren was excited to have baby Annika over the other day. She sure is cute!
The always flattering school pics...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Visiting Hayley

 We met up with Hayley for lunch down in Fremont today. 
The sun was out and it was a gorgeous day in Seattle!
 We went up to Kerry Park (which I'd surprisingly never been to!) and it was amazing!
 Not a cloud in the sky, the most picture perfect day to be there.
 Hayley nannies for a family that lives right next door to the park...not too shabby!

 It was super cold, down in the low 40's but the kids still had a great time playing at the playground.

We will definitely be going back!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Snoqualmie Falls

 We went to Snoqualmie Falls today since we had the day off school. It was a beautiful sunny day but there was so much mist from the falls it felt like it was raining at the top!
 The kids had so much fun with their friends.
 I love the professional hikers with their binoculars!

 That 1/2 mile downhill hike really wore them out and we had to stop for a snack
 So much water coming down today!
 Such a treat to have a sunny day off of school in November!!

Cutest hikers around!

Lauren's 2nd Gym Meet

 Ben was happy to have a buddy to watch the meet with!

 Lauren's Team won 1st place in their division. This was her gyms first 1st place trophy! The girls were SO excited and shocked!
 With their coaches Keala & Megs.
 Lucky to have friends that are willing to watch all 4 hours of her meet!
 Bust Buddies

 Lauren got first place on her floor routine. We were so excited when we heard her name called!
(She also got 4th on bars and 5th overall).

 Happy Girl!

 Proud of her!
Oma & Opa came to cheer her on too! 
Lucky girl to have so many fans.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Veteran's Day Assembly

 The 3rd graders spoke and performed songs at our school's Veteran's Day assembly on Friday.
Lauren's friend Julia opened the assembly and Lauren spoke second. 
Then they all sang songs, which were so sweet. 
It was hands down the best Veteran's Day assembly I've been to...and I've been to a lot:) 

Sky

The sunsets have been so incredible this week! 
This is the view from our front porch.

Mail

After a particularly rough day last week I came home to this in my mailbox. 
It made me whole week. 
Thanks Hadley Jane!

Farewell

Our good friends are moving to the UK so we had a going away party for them last weekend. This was the only picture I took. It was such a fun night, going to miss them so much!

Team Storm Party

Last Saturday was Ben's last game. 
The team went to Zeek's after for a pizza party to celebrate. 
It was a great season with a great group of boys!

Halloween!

 Lauren dressed as a salt shaker and Ben was an orca!
 We trick or treated around our neighborhood first. 
Lizzie (our neighbor) was a pepper shaker & her brother was a hobo.
 Salt & Pepper couldn't be more perfect for these 2 bff's. 
They couldn't be more different but compliment each other perfectly!
We headed over to Ryan & Megan's after we were done in our neighborhood. I didn't get any good group shots:( But the kids were all super cute and had lots of fun!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Team Lightning End of Season Party!

 We had Lauren's team party last night- the girls had so much fun getting to hang out and play!
 Silly Faces
 Ben photo bombed them:)
 Coach Edgar & Coach Mike- 2 of the nicest coaches you'll ever meet!
Instead of trophies they got shirts!

Coach Edgar's Speech

(Click on the link to watch the video)
Such a fun season, especially at the end when the finally started winning:)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Prep

 Yesterday we were supposed to go to the pumpkin patch. It was windy and rainy on and off all day and none of us could really muster up the energy to get there. Luckily Flower World is down the street and it's a close second to a pumpkin patch.
 Twins!
 The kids had fun seeing all the animals- the Peacocks were beautiful. 
There were a bunch of baby peacocks too which the kids loved.
 Picking Pumpkins!

 They both wanted "Selfies"- they don't seem to understand yet that "Selfies" are pictures you take of yourself:) Probably a good thing!

 The Carvers!
Ben's is "Steve" from Minecraft and Lauren decided to go simple with a cursive L!