Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer or bust!

Today was the LAST day of Kindergarten!
I am amazed at how fast this school year went by. It seems like when I was in school the year took FOREVER to pass and I was so excited when summer break came around. But now, it seems like there wasn't enough school days and now I am wondering how I am going to keep A busy all summer.

Amazing the difference a year makes.

I am so proud of A. She made it through her first year of school with only a few complaints. It's been a year of learning and making friends. Every day I am amazed that she can read and write. Even though now, I have zero privacy, she's reading over my shoulder all the time.

I was really bummed that her school doesn't do "kinder graduations" so her friend's mom and I made them feel special by making them matching shirts and graduation hats. I made their graduation hats out of purple felt, purple yarn for the tassle and some cardboard to keep the corners stiff. It was pretty simple to make.

Now, it's time to plan the summer. I am trying to come up with a "Summer Bucket List". There is a super cute Country Village by our new house that I really want to check out with the girls. They have this adorable English tea house that has children's tea menu. 

The weather has been crap the past few days and looks like it's going to stay crap for the next week. First official day of summer is coming up and it's suppose to rain all day. Gee, thanks Washington! 

So here's to summer, children growing up way to fast and to drinking a glass of wine on the deck every night after the littles go to sleep. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Opening Day

It's that time of the year again. Baseball season.

Time for cold beers, warm nights and home runs.

Last night we went to the Mariner's Open House. The official opening day was an away game and they just renovated Safeco so it was free to park and get in and super sweet deals on food and beer. Who can't pass up a $5 beer at a professional baseball game? Plus we all got to watch the game on their new massive screen. It was crazy how many people showed up, I think they said around 15-20,000? It was a good night and of course made even better that the Mariners won. 

Here's to a good season! And hoping that sunshine and warm weather starts to stick around. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Oh my sunshine

A rare day in Seattle, the sun has been out all day and a nice crisp 45 degrees.

Days like this I feel horrible for spending the day inside cleaning so after I picked A up from school I decided to take the girls to the park that is in our complex.

Reagan enjoys the slide.

I sat on the little bench that's in front of the park and just enjoyed the sunshine. It's been a while since I was able to sit in the sun and not be freezing. On normal days when the sun comes out here it gets pretty cold, the cloud cover seems to keep the heat in. 9 months since we moved I have learned you need to enjoy the sun while you can because you don't know when it's coming back for a few days.

I now understand how people can get "seasonal depression" here. It's been really hard getting use to only seeing the sun on rare occasions during the winter. I am pretty sure it's going to take me a few winters to get use to this. Hopefully once we're in a house and a little more settled it will be easier. 
It does make those days the sun is out extra special. We're looking at a couple more months until the warm weather starts and the sun will come out for longer. Until then I am sitting on our patio enjoying the sunshine because I know the next three days we're going to get rain.

Is it summer yet? I know a few littles who sure can't wait for more park time.