Today we had the opportunity to attend our first Seattle Storm game as a family. The Storm were in the playoffs, and this was their final game against the Minnesota Lynx. None of us had ever been to a Women's NBA game before, and we enjoyed watching the team and socializing with some of Lennie's friends / co-workers.
Matthew charmed all of the people in the stands around us, and he also enjoyed spending some time with his dad.
Although the Storm lost the game (it was a close one!), we certainly had a great time!
At our daycare, the kids are often involved in art projects and other crafty activities. Here are a few of the delights that our son has worked on over the last few weeks (he's getting much better at coloring, I must say!):
Autumn Tree with a "Foot" Trunk
Paint on Paper Plate
He may not be Picasso yet, but it sure is fun to see our son continually learn and grow!
To me, it's the most wonderful time of year: the beginning of a new college football season! Husky fans packed the house to "Retake Montlake" today. After a year of construction, the new Husky stadium was unveiled, and it was quite the experience. As a fan, I'm glad to be back on the shores of Lake Washington, and I'm ready to cheer on the team in another great year of Husky Football!
The whole family is ready to cheer on the Huskies. We've been working with Matthew to celebrate with "Touchdown" (as you can see, he's even practicing in his sleep!), and he's just started saying "Go!" as he watches the games. What fun!
Put me in Coach Sark!
Ready to watch the game with Dad?
What a great day at the stadium -- here's to a great season. Go Huskies!
My mom is in town this week taking care of Matthew while our daycare was on vacation. I got the rare opportunity to sneak out for lunch with Grammy and Matthew today. We had a great time chatting over a tasty burger, and Matthew charmed the families around us. He even made a dent in his very own corn dog:
Our daycare was closed for a few days this week, so my Mom came to town to help out with Matthew. They had a great time taking in the sunshine, playing in the park, and laughing. We also had the opportunity to spend some time with my youngest brother and his family. It's been a whirlwind of guests and adventures, and we're grateful for the time that we get to spend with our family.
After we dropped my Mom off at the airport today, we happened upon a garage sale on the way home. I spied a Spider-man kid's futon for the low-low price of $2. We've been looking for some Matthew-sized furniture, and as soon as we got home, he made himself comfortable -- complete with a book!
I sure do love this kid, and it's so much fun to see him develop his own personality! What a great adventure we're on!
Our fine city is celebrating it's centennial this year, and as a part of the festivities, they decided to recreate a concert festival that occurred here in the '60s. Since it was a free, family-friendly event, we went down to the festival for a few hours to enjoy a picnic lunch and some of the local bands that took the stage.
To me, there is nothing better than Caprese Season, I mean Summer. Today's lunch included a big bowl of tomato, basil, and mozzarella -- my favorite! The tomatoes and basil were from our garden, which makes the meal even better.
Today as we made our way into church from the far corners of the parking lot, Matthew decided that he wanted to walk by himself the whole way. It's like he was saying "Don't worry, Dad, I've got this!"
What a cutie -- I love watching this guy learn and grow!