Sunday, December 14, 2014

November Wacky Wednesdays

1st week: River walk along the Puyallup River
2nd week: Sherry's Berries organic produce and farm
3rd week: Hands-On Children's Museum in Olympia
4th week: Loyalty Park in Sumner


Picking dandelions

Later on we stopped and watched a skateboarder at the skate park.

These rocks were so fun to climb!

Turkeys at Sherry's Berries

We went for a stroll around the farm

In the cockpit of a helicopter at the Olympia Children's Museum

Sitting in the fire truck

Floating personalized boats down the water table

Build-It-Yourself room!  That's Micah under that hard hat.

A lovely day to play in the park

Twenty-two months

Micah really didn't want his picture taken.  This was the best I could get.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

October Wacky Wednesdays

1st week: Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
2nd week: Scholz Farm and Pumpkin Palace, Orting
3rd week: Community park on 86th and 144th
4th week: Goodwill and Starbucks
5th week: Schilter Family Farm (Pumpkin Patch), Nisqually

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Pumpkin Patch #2

Today was our annual trip to the pumpkin patch with Bob.  We got lucky with the weather again; the sun even came out.

Goofy Levi!

Nathan got SO CLOSE to the barrel this year with his pumpkin slingshot!

Levi wanted to try, too!  However, there was a chocolate lab who was chasing all the pumpkins.  She got pretty close to Levi.  With that and all the pressure to hold the slingshot a certain way, he changed his mind.  Thankfully, they gave us our money back!

This year we went on a hay ride.  Levi loved it!!!  He didn't want to get off at the end.  Actually, before we climbed on the trailer, he was thinking he was going to get to ride in the tractor itself.  Maybe someday, buddy!

I want that one, Mommy!

Here are my guys!

Pumpkin Patch #1

Took the boys to Scholz Farm and Pumpkin Palace this year.  What a great time we had!  We got lucky with the weather, and the animals were lots of fun.  Levi surprised me by walking clear to the far end of the pumpkin field, but Micah kept up with his brother the whole time.

I'm not sure what they were pointing at, but my favorite part of this picture is actually the four-story "Old Goat Hotel" on the left.  It's a special platform in the goat's pen!  Ha!  I'm disappointed the goat wasn't climbing on it while we were there.

His name is Newt.

Entering the corn maze.  It was nice and easy, and the boys could have wandered around in here for an hour.

Gingerbread Levi.

Favorite part of the pumpkin patch?  The plastic kitchen set.  Who knew?

Must copy big brother.

Looking at the cute little pig.  (I wasn't able to lure Levi away from the kitchen so easily.)


Don't thesed donkeys have the sweetest faces?

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Twenty-one months old

He's growing up so quickly!  Our 21-month-old is full of energy!  Micah can totally keep up with his older brother, who, conveniently, is a bit of a slow-poke.  He uses a lot of different words for communicating; however, most words are missing their initial consonants, so you have to know what he's talking about before you can understand what he's saying.  Micah LOVES to be helpful!  He's always putting away the dishes, washing things, and turning off the lights that he can reach.  He even picks up after Levi.  And he has the best laugh ever!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Wacky Wednesdays

Wednesdays are a relatively free day in our schedule and our best chance to take field trips, so this month I initiated "Wacky Wednesdays."  The goal is simply to try something new--or at least do something we don't do very often.  Our first field trip was a round trip to and from Vashon Island on the ferry.  Since we JUST missed the 10:50 ferry, we had some time to kill before the 11:40.  The boys were perfectly content wandering on the boardwalk. 

We didn't get off the boat when it docked at the island, but the boys and I really enjoyed the ride.  On the first leg of the trip, we rode outside.  On the way back we sat inside an ate part of our lunches.

For our second Wacky Wednesday outing, my plan was to go to Wiggle Works at South Hill Mall.  It turned out to be much more expensive than I was expecting, though, so we just played in the kids' area in the mall.

Here are some other recent photos that I love.
Micah is so brave!  Levi still has never dared to go down the big slide.

Loved it!  Now he's hooked.

Little boy in a big chair at GG's place

Hey, boys, I don't think you can both fit in that small box.  Good try, though!

Family shopping trip at Lowes

We stop at the library every Tuesday after preschool.  The boys just recently discovered
the computer games.  I love it when Micah wears the big headphones!

GG thought Micah's hat was hilarious.
Isn't he a little angel, sitting there with his hands folded?