Saturday, September 13, 2014

Houghton Park

We met up with Vianne & her folks at the park last week. We also have fun visiting with this cutie! 


 Team Lightning!
 Ben is #2! 

 The spectators! 

 Most of Team Storm! 
We're backing to spending Saturdays at the soccer field. Both kids are playing and having lots of fun! 

Back to School

Off to 1st grade for Ben & I and off to 3rd grade for Lauren! 

Monday, September 01, 2014

Ben's Back to School Interview- 1st grade

My favorite food: Mac N Cheese

My favorite sport to play: soccer

The best show on television is: Ninjago & Power Rangers

The coolest person on Earth is: my Mom

My favorite thing about school is: Math

The thing I do most awesomely is: play soccer & tetherball 

If I could change my name, it would be: Kyson

If I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to: Disneyland

My favorite color is: Turquoise 

My favorite toy is: Lego guys

When I grow up I want to be: a football player

My favorite movie is: The Lego Movie & Frozen

My favorite song is: Baby by Justin Bieber

My favorite book is: orca books

Three words that describe me are: nice, sweet, & good

One food I really don't like is: beets

My best friend is: Blake W. 

If I had one wish it would be:   knowing everything on Minecraft      

Lauren's Back to School Interview- 3rd grade

My favorite food: pickles

My favorite sport to play: gymnastics

The best show on television is: Full House

The coolest person on Earth is: Me 

My favorite thing about school is: Recess, Art, Math, Writing

The thing I do most awesomely is: gymnastics

If I could change my name, it would be: Kaitlyn

If I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to: Hawaii

My favorite color is: purple

My favorite toy is: my Bitty Baby

When I grow up I want to be: An Olympic Gymnast 

My favorite movie is: Annie

My favorite song is: Best Day of My Life by American Authors

My favorite book is: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Three words that describe me are: Awesome, Flexible, Fun 

One food I really don't like is: potatoes, mangos

My best friend is: Lizzie

If I had one wish it would be: to have a dog


 We spent the day in Langley yesterday with my parents and some of our good friends. It was the perfect send off to summer. A beautiful day in a beautiful place with fabulous company:) 
 The kids were very excited to go crabbing! 

 The boys had to be the ones to pull the traps up. So strong:) 

 They were pretty bummed when all they got were females so they had to throw them back. 
 The girls turn- they only got one and it was a soft shell! Just not our day for crabbing. Luckily some friends in the yacht club got a bunch and shared with us:)
 The boys spent a lot of their day "fishing" off the dock with their nets. Nothing was biting though...shocking since they were using hot dogs, watermelon, and crab shells for bait! 
 It turned out to be a gorgeous day, the view was amazing! 
 Love these 4 buddies! 
 Love these 2 buddies too;) 
 We walked up to town and the kids were amazed by the glass blowing factory. It was pretty impressive to watch. 
 They were also very excited to take the little shuttle around town for a ride. Thanks Nana for riding along! 
We went for a long kayak ride, it was fun and beautiful and we saw 2 seals that were swimming all around us. They played around the boat a ton when we got back too, it was so fun! 
 Since the fish weren't biting off the dock the boys decided to try from this boat...oddly enough, it didn't work. 
 Right before we left we went out for one last check of the crab traps and we got 1!!! The kids were beyond thrilled to have keeper. 
 So proud!
 Love this crew!
 This crab had quite the face, kind of cute actually...almost felt bad keeping him. 
 We didn't get on the ferry until after 8 and we hadn't even had dinner yet. After the ferry we had dinner at Arnie's in Mukilteo, we were the only people going in at 9:00 with our kids to have dinner. Parents of the year award is going to us, for sure! 
 My moms friend gave the girls these tiaras and they were so excited to wear them once it got dark. I kept calling them "ferry" princesses:) Hee Hee 

So long summer vacation, you were awesome!! 

End of Summer Fun

 We've been making the most of our last week of summer vacation! Lauren (and Ben) got to spend the day at the pool with Lizzie, which they LOVED...and I was quite jealous to be getting texts with these pictures while sitting in meetings:) 

We also had to get pretty toes to start school:) 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Ben's ice bucket challenge

Lauren's ice bucket challenge

20th reunion

 Last weekend was Kevin's 20th High School reunion. It was fun to catch up with old friends.
 Evan & Niki
 We felt like we were going to prom with all the pics!
 Of course we didn't have 2 kids when we went to prom... 

 This was one of the pics hanging up at the reunion- Kevin & Evan are the two laying in front. Niki are are were so proud:) 
 Rob, Evan, & Kevin

 They had a fun photo booth, we got some cute pics but my scanner isn't working. I'll post those later!
 Kevin, Evan, & Scot
 Kevin, Scot, & Kirk
 Kevin, Evan, Scot, & Kirk
Bored wives sitting in the corner selfie:)