Friday, October 4, 2013

Wiki Wiki Walkathon

Today was the Wiki Wiki Walkathon at the kids' school. The sun was shining and the kids had a great time! They did a few laps, played with friends, got Jamba Juice, baked treats, candy and popcorn, and tried to win some raffle prizes (shucks, not this year.)

Ellena and her buddy, Luci. The girls had so much fun together!

Pops was in Boston the last few days and arrived home while we were still at school. He joined us at the walkathon and the kids were much happier to see them than this picture shows. They must have been pooped out from all of their laps...

Monday, September 30, 2013

Baltimore Trip

Mom and Pops got to sneak away for a quick trip to Baltimore to watch the Ravens' home opener against the Browns. Driving into the City, we got our first glimpse of M&T Bank Stadium.

Our first meal in Baltimore - had to hunt down the best crab cakes!

Found the yummiest steamed crab at LP Steamers- so good, we had to come back for another meal before we left!

Great club level seats.

Got to meet Ray Rice! Highlight of the trip (besides the food)!

Holo Holo

Here are a few pictures of the kids going holo holo (all dressed up!) The above picture is before they were off to their school's picture day. Lots of gel and fancy shirts for the kids!

We celebrated Grandma Madeline and Grandpa Joe's wedding anniversary at our favorite Italian restaurant, Tropea. Evan got to wear his new dinner jacket. My goodness. He looked sharp. Ellena didn't want to change out of her Ravens Purple Friday school clothes, so she threw on her fancy sparkle boots.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Washington State Fair

The kids received free passes to the Washington State Fair from school, and I got one from work, too! So we decided to try it out (we had done the Evergreen State Fair a couple years ago) and see what it was like to "do the Puyallup." There was a petting zoo area and this turned out to be one of the kids' favorite activities of the day - petting the soft bunny!

Petting a chick that was a few days old.

Evan was so brave! He rode a sheep!

There was a catch and release fishing activity for the kids. Evan caught one pretty quick.

Ellena took a while, but she finally got one! And she even touched the fish!

It was a great day - the weather was fabulous and we had lots of fun. A few weeks after the fair, Ellena was telling us about an assignment in school. She had to pick the best event of her life - she chose the Alice in Wonderland play from this summer because she got to be on stage. Evan couldn't believe that was what she chose. He said if it was his list, he would have said, "First Disneyland and second Washington State Fair." I guess he really enjoyed himself at the fair!

First Days of School

Wednesday, September 4th was Evan's first day of 2nd grade! He got his mohawk cleaned up and Pops added a hashtag on the side.

Thursday, September 5th was Ellena's first day of Kindergarten! We also had a Ravens game that night, so the kids wore their jerseys to school.

It's going to be a great school year!