Saturday, September 29, 2012

fun at the park

Here are a few pictures from the boys in the park just down the street this morning. Oliver's friend Tessa was celebrating her 3rd birthday there! (although I didn't actually manage to get any pictures of the party)

Love this picture of my boys!
it was a chilly fall morning
Love this one of Oliver - he asked me to take his picture
on the move
towards the big boys!
he made it!
roughhousing time!
and on to better things

Friday, September 28, 2012

playing under the table

Here's a little clip of Elliott playing under the table a few weeks ago while I was trying to make dinner. He was still unsure about pulling up to standing, but since this video, he does it all the time. In fact, I now have a hard time putting him down anywhere without him standing up.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Remlinger Farm

A few months ago I bought a Groupon for 1/2 off tickets to Remlinger Farm, mostly because they advertised that they had a steam train, which I knew Oliver would love. We finally had a chance to go last weekend and had a nice time. The weather was perfect and Oliver enjoyed all the rides and vehicles to play on.
on the steam train
Elliott and daddy
Elliott does not like the noise of the whistle!
Elliott spent most of the day in the Ergo
but he didn't mind
Oliver loved driving the buggies (which were on a track so it felt like you were actually driving them)
running from one thing to another, there was so much to do!
he drove a few tractors
and was thrilled that they had ponies to ride
He hadn't been on one since last year, but they put him on one and he never looked back.

driving an old school bus
and an old fire engine
Mr. E having fun
running in the hay jumping area
what a day!

Saturday, September 22, 2012


A few cute pictures of the boys, together, in early September.
Oliver adores his little bro!
my cute boys
a kiss and a whack on the head

everyone loves giving Elliott attention

Friday, September 21, 2012

more pictures from CA

Here are a few more pictures from our recent trip to California. As you can see, the boys had a wonderful time. Oliver talks about going back down there every day.
Very excited to be at Little Farm at Tilden Park. We actually remembered to pick up lettuce and celery for the animals this time!
watching the chickens with Gramma
feeding a big cow
and a goat
Oliver ate a lot of this while we were down
and he helped me cook, by stacking all of the ingredients (behind him)
he enjoyed holding Gramma's ceramic geckos
Elliott also likes to help me cook
especially since Gramma's counters are big enough for him to play on
they took a lot of these
hanging out with Uncle before bedtime

Thursday, September 20, 2012

stand up paddle board yoga!

My friend Kaila and I bought Groupons for three stand up paddle board yoga classes (SUP yoga) out on the Puget Sound this summer. We have our last class tomorrow and we have been having a blast this week. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous and during our class on Tuesday we were visited by a few seals. Nick has been bringing the boys down to the beach at the end of class to watch us come in. I would highly recommend it!
my headstand, not as hard as I thought it would be
Kaila during a zen moment in class
Me, paddling off into the sunset
me again
Kaila paddling off into the sunset
Kaila again
I gave Oliver a short ride on Tuesday, he loved it!
quick family photo, Elliott is staring at the bright green seaweed in the water

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


While we were in California, Evan thought the boys would have fun running around at his climbing gym. Boy, was he right! They loved it! It took Oliver a little while to warm up the place, but once he did, he had a blast. Elliott also loved crawling around in the ground and mats since they are much softer than our hardwood floors. Here's a video and some pictures: 

I only bouldered a few feet off the ground with Elliott in the Ergo, but he loved it!

fun with the ropes!

Oliver took this
rolling around on the mats
they roughhouse already!