Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hood Canal, Pool Time, G&G Camp, HFM, Cabo

What do all of the above have in common?? They pretty much sum up our REALLY busy end of of summer weeks. I truly can not believe it has been over a month since I last posted anything and I apologize to anyone who may still check in on my blog. I will try harder to post more often now that summer is over and fall is upon us. I'll sum up our last 6 week with pictures (because that is way more fun than anything I have to write)!

In the beginning of Aug we spent a long weekend in Hood Canal with friends. The weather was pretty bad but it didn't stop us from taking advantage of the beautiful scenery and the kids really could have cared less. Jackson fell in love with Ella and we learned that bubble machines are great entertainment even in the rain. They had a great time playing, hiking, checking out the shells and just hanging out.

We had some really hot days and Jackson had some good pool time at both his great grandparents house and our neighbors house. He's a big fan of the water!

Things then took a turn for the worse and Jackson got a pretty bad virus. It was kind of a combination of hand, foot, mouth disease and the chicken pox. He had the fever, rash, runny nose...the whole shebang. Not fun!
Thankfully he managed to recover with the help from my Mom (she's a saint and drove up at the last minute because Jackson couldn't go to the nanny's with his illness) and we all got some good Tristan time. The cousins are really starting to interact and they are like two wild banshees together. They are going to have a lot of fun together.

We also spent an evening with Jimmy's Mom at a Bar B Que. It was a beautiful summer evening in Seattle and we had good fortune to be at a beautiful home on the Lake Washington. Lucky us :-)

Lastly Jackson spent a week at my parents house (G&G Camp) while Jimmy and I spent our 3rd anniversary in Cabo with good friends. While we missed Jackson like crazy it was an amazing trip. We ate too much, drank too much, lay in the sun and just relaxed. I think the pictures pretty much sum it up!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Picnic in the Park

We've been going on picnics lately and we are getting pretty good at it. You'd think a picnic would be a very simple thing but being the crazy lady I am I make everything a little more complex. The last few picnics have consisted of grilled chicken, homemade pasta salad, shrimp and mango ceviche w/ chips, of course wine and all the, straws, plates, cups, a blanket, garbage bag, cooler, sippy cup, lots of wipes, etc. It is quite the production but Jackson thinks it's great and it's a lot of fun to eat dinner in an open field. We've been ending our picnics with long walks aimed to wear Jackson out so as soon as we get home he's exhausted and it's bedtime! It's very fun, I highly recommend it!

Monday, July 26, 2010

A few weeks ago we had a friend over who happens to be a professional photographer and he snapped a few pics of Jackson playing. They are so great and I forgot to share them. Our friend Matt lives in the Portland area and if you are in need of a photographer for anything he is awesome!