Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Toy Story 3

Laughed. Cried. Loved it.

This was Sam's first real experience in a movie theater and he did awesome. Watched all but 10 minutes of the movie. He's a natural movie go'er.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sara's Tea Party

My friend Heather and I had the honor of hosting a baby shower in honor of Sarah and her soon to arrive baby girl, Grace.

We had a little too much fun putting on the tea party themed shower. I mean, we went ALL out. Heather made AMAZING sandwiches and helped so much with getting the Clubhouse ready and preparing the tea. I planned the decorations and desserts as well as sending out the invitations. We could not have been happier with how things came together.
My mom let us borrow all of her tea cups and plates along with some beautiful laces and table cloths. The room was so girly and frilly by the time we had finished. It was perfect.
This is my partner in planning, Heather. She is great. (and shhh, she's also pregnant! I cant keep a secret :)
The banner reads,"Sugar & Spice."My pictures just don't do this room justice.You have to drink tea with your pinky finger raised. That's just how it is.Everyone had a great time.After tea time Sarah opened her many gifts.
This is the nursing cover that I made for her. Its one of my favorites. I also made her a diaper bag because she has been having trouble finding one that she likes. It was a lot of work, but it turned out really cute. I also made Gracie a quilt and a polka dot outfit and put them inside of the bag. For Thank You favors I wrapped up some pomegranate teas and made a little take home packet for all the ladies. These were a last minute idea, and I am so happy that they turned out.

The party was a success and a huge thank you to Heather for joining me, Shannon for helping with set up and clean up, my mom for loaning out her antiques and Sarah for having a baby girl! We cant wait to meet her! Thank you to everyone that came and spoiled Sarah and Grace.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Another day out

Check out my little piece of Hawaii. (Matthew - in no way does this mean that I don't need to go back to the islands. Because I do.)

Grandpa Ben brought this outfit back from Kona when he visited a few weeks ago. We have been waiting for a nice day to sport it and Wednesday was just such a day.

After playing around in the front yard for a bit, we met up with some friends and took a quick trip to the petting zoo in Everett. The boys had a great time playing with the goats, bunnies and baby cows. Sam had fun attempting to feed all of the animals wood chips (that they were not too keen on eating) while I gave as much attention to my goat-fans as possible. You can call me "The Goat Whisperer" because I had an entourage following me around almost the whole time. And its not the first time these animals have randomly flocked to me. My boyfriend in High School made fun of me for this after a trip to the zoo. Its a good thing that I like them as much as they like me :)
When the furry "kids" started to get a little too personal (like sneezing on me and chewing on my hair) we took our human kids down to the beach to play at the ocean. While Tyler munched on some snacks, Sam played with the sea weed. Us girls had a good time out with the boys and we know that they enjoyed it as well. The proof is in the picture:

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Pointe Defiance

Sam and I got out of the house yesterday and took a drive to Pointe Defiance Zoo and Aquarium with the Richie family.
Because the weather was so nice, we got to see a lot of the animals in action. The polar bears were swimming and wrestling and the mommy tiger was out entertaining the crowd.
Sam really enjoyed the aquariums and loved being able to finally walk around the exhibits himself.
Although we wish that Matt could come hang out with us during the day, it was a lot of fun to go out with Quinn, Ben and the kiddos. We had a blast.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Olympic Game Farm

In celebration of Matt finishing school on Friday (for a little while at least) we took a ferry ride out to Kingston to check out the Olympic Game Farm in Sequim.
They look angry, but we really were happy to be on the Ferry.Sam was so excited about being on the boat that the strong wind and noisy horn didn't phase him too much at all. He loved looking out at the water and talking to the other people on board.When we got to the Peninsula Sam slept while Matt and I took the hour drive along the ocean. It is such a pretty area and we really enjoyed the trip over. We arrived at the Farm just in time to take a driving tour through the park.
I have never experienced anything like this. You coast through animal exhibits with a loaf of wheat bread and open windows.
Sam loved hanging out of the car.As the animals approach your car, you can feed them, pet them and try not to get totally slobbered on.
There were Yaks, Zebras, Deer, Bison, Elks, and Llamas to encounter.
This is our view of the car in front of us. There were times when we had 2 Yaks at each window.
Not to mention all the bunny rabbits bounding around.(which meant that there were tons of Eagles and Hawks as well.)All of these animals were free roaming through the reserve so our car was pretty much a moving snack bar.
The livestock actually had very pretty white teeth. Looks like he's smiling.Sam was very hesitant about the hungry animals, but by the end he start throwing some bread himself.

The most afraid he got was when a Peacock that was roosting on the fence yelled out into our car. It was LOUD. Sam was not impressed.
The park also had a Rhino, Tigers, Bears, Lions, Prairie Dogs, Cougars and Wolves. However, these animals were caged up, but we were still able to throw them bread. One of the Kodiak bears was sitting right next to the fence literally waving to us for food. He was so funny.
My favorite was HANDS DOWN the baby bear. He was so adorable. Only 6 months old. I wouldn't get a picture of him because he was moving around too much, but Sam and I really enjoyed watching him play.

My least favorite animal was the Bison. They were extremely cool to be up next to because they were as big as our SUV. But what I didn't realize was that they have a tongue that they use to grab the food that is AT LEAST A FOOT LONG, BLUE and very STINKY! They brought their giant faces right into the car and then reached around with their thick tongue searching for bread. I, to say the least, was NOT amused. I will admit that I panicked a little but I had no interest in feeding them after I saw that thing. Yuck.
Besides the terrifying bison encounter, we had a really fun time. It was really cool to be able to get so close to a lot of these animals and we are happy that we got to get out and do something as a family. What a fun day trip!