Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Go Mariners!

Ok - so they are in last place . . by a LOT . . . but they sure showed the fans a great couple of games! We went to 2 Mariners games and they won both of them - 10 to 8 and 7 to 3. Here is the Safeco field sign from our seats on the Saturday game (seriously zoomed in) Do not be fooled by the gray look of the skies - it turned into a gorgeous day! Here is the view from our seats (not zoomed in):
Here are Monte & I - self photography is never the best:
and the Monte Man - the seats look really empty because we got there about 2 hours early!
Here is a picture of the scoreboard after the 1st inning of the Saturday game - if you can't see it, the score is 6 - 0 in our favor!
We had a really great time in Seattle this weekend! We walked alot, talked alot, and just relaxed! We ran into one of my best friends from jr/high school! It was so random - we decided to walk around for a bit during the Friday game and literally ran into her and her hubby. We haven't seen them in at least 7 or 8 years! It was great to see them and get to visit with them for a while.

If I were a Super Hero . . .

Last week Andrew brought this picture home from preschool:
I guess I just don't feed that kid enough! He eats more than the other 3 combined these days! Would that make his super hero name "Flys home to Eat-Man"? And what would his suit look like? I guess I should be thankful that he wants to fly home to eat and not McDonalds :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I got an early birthday present!!

Monte surprised me with 6 Mariner's tickets!! 2 seats for each of 3 games - for Friday, Saturday and Sunday September 26, 27, 28! His boss has season tickets and he let us have them, plus stay at their condo on the waterfront. I am sooooo excited!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

My little stamper

Last Thursday, after school , Natalie came home and got a bunch of my stamp stuff out. She stamped for about an hour and had come up with these 3 cards. I only helped a little with the ribbon. I like her brown one so much that I'm going to have to copy it!! she even cleaned up the whole mess by her self - that is a huge task considering how much stuff was out. I will have to take a picture of the "creative space" next time. UGH - still working with my camera settings! Sorry you can't see the bottom one - it was light yellow cardstock.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Saturday night fun!

Every year at the end of the summer our friends have a big get together/bbq at their house. Their kids invite their friends and they invite us! This year it happened to be a little later than normal - more like a back-to-school party since school had already started. They set up their 2 jumpers - they have a velcro wall and a bungee run. It's sooo much fun to play on them! We also had a fire in the fire pit and lit fireworks. They have a large chess/checkerboard board made of cement squares permanently in on part of the lawn. They use giant chess pieces and black/red cones to play. It was a great day!
Here is a picture of Kaylee playing in the chess pieces with my nephew Jacob. She really seems to like playing with the little kids and they love her! The teenaged boys stuck Colten high up on the velcro wall - he couldn't get himself down! I have to say that Dale & Jessicas friends are always so good to play with and include my kids in their activities when we are all together. Even though my kids are way younger than them. (Dale is 18 and Jessica is 13)
This is what the velcro wall looks like.

Andrew's first day of Preschool!

This is my Andrew on his first day of preschool. He was so excited to go! He is going to Ready-Set-Go Preschool with Mrs. Kelli. Colten went there 2 years ago, so Andrew already felt right at home at her house! He gets to go on Wednesdays and Fridays. this leaves me with an empty house for the first time in 11 years. It's a little bit sad and a whole lot quiet when everyone is gone. I am volunteering at both elementary schools on Wednesdays and will have Friday morning free! I'm sure I'll find something to do! Andrew and his good friend Ethan.

Colten's first Day of Kindergarten

Here is Colten on his first day of kindergarten! Isn't he so handsome?? His teacher this year is Mrs. Childers - he really likes her. He has a few friends from church in his class - Kamille & Seth, and he is making new friends every day. He has a crazy schedule to get home during the week. He rides the bus home on Monday, Thursday & Friday, rides a different bus to the middle school on Tuesdays (where Kaylee gets him and they walk to the church together) and I pick him up on Wednesdays. Sheesh - I can barely keep track of all that! Good thing his teacher helps him out.
And of course one with his sisters before they head to the bus.
The flash on my camera was washing them out so I tried to correct the color. I think I need some photo shop lessons from Dedre! Oh and I'd have to get photo shop too.