Saturday, October 29, 2011

Baby Cuteness

it's been 3 weeks since i have seen seth and i couldn't wait to see him again. had a great visit oohing and ahhing over seth. i brought the pumpkin carving kit and helped skylar and his buddy blake carve pumpkins. they turned out fantastic! i love visiting my family :)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ice Skates and Ponies

we had christopher's kids for a fun packed weekend. we started with skateboarding in the rain and the girls definitely did not mind getting wet. then it was off to the ice skating rink.
Christopher placed the highest bid at the United Way auction for this ice skating package and what a good one it was. They all want to go back.
After ice skating we picked up 2 pumpkin carving kits. elizabeth and megan both carved bat
kitty, william carved a grave site, christopher a scary mean face and i did the ghosts. it was so much fun and the accomplishment of seeing them lit was a high. elizabeth made us pumpkin
bread before we went to sleep.

our last day together we went to pony paradise for a halloween festival. they fished for plastic duckies, got face paintings, bobbed for apples, took a covered wagon ride, bounced on bouncy toys, played ping pong (my favorite!), fed a llama and goats, and the finale were the pony rides.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Indian Heaven

christopher had been itching to get out into the back country so last weekend we headed towards trout lake to cultus creek where we started our trek up to deep lake in the indian heaven wilderness.
my backpack felt really good and the hike up was so doable.

we hiked with christopher's buddy, merritt, who carried a monster pack. found out his wife barbara sent him off with a ton of food!

i was so relieved that we never got wet from the rain. we only had to endure the pitter patter of rain on our tent as we slept thru the night. i was averaging 10-12 hours a sleep a night. oh yeah, super chill weekend.
it was so beautiful up there even though the fog was persistent. did manage to see mt. adams from deep lake late saturday afternoon.

love this shot of christopher's reflection....

as we drove out sunday morning i snapped a photo of the beautiful fall foliage. the colors were amazing! there were amazing red leaves too down the road, but they turned out blurry.

here is a final shot of mt. adams as we were leaving.
you can view all of our photos HERE

Monday, October 10, 2011

Welcome Baby SETH!

My sister Linda gave birth to Seth on Sunday 10-9-11 at 7:02 a.m. weighing 6 lbs. 14 oz. (18.5 inches)!!!
Not even 7 lbs, but he felt like a solid brick :)  Born 2 weeks early and a pure joy.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Another Weekend Another Skate Park

i met up with linda and skylar at the skate barn in renton. this picture only shows half of the warehouse. nice that the kids have a dry and fun place to go during the winter weekends. it's close to Ikea where we headed for a cheap dinner afterwards.