Thursday, January 19, 2017

From "Miss you, mom" to Mr. Mom

Elisa is on her way to Spokane for a few days which means a boys' weekend for me and the little fellas.




Monday, January 16, 2017


We kicked off Cosi's visit with a dinner with all our old friends and neighbors.

The next day we put together a little day of fun for the boys, complete with a trip to the park...

The Flight Museum

Ice cream

Pinball and...

Pokémon cards!

Max's best bud, former neighbor and friend since birth, Cosimo, was in back in town this weekend. He and his family moved to Costa Rica last year and have only been back a couple times since.

Max had been counting down his visit and sleepover for months. Since he was here last July, we've daily heard, "When is Cosimo coming back?"

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Book it

Max is now reading chapter books on his own. His first is Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, which was one of Elisa's favorites when she was a little girl.

Looks like he might have the bookworm gene from his mom!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017

Boys will be boys

Crushing cheeseburgers

Playing in the park

Rolling in the park

Hiking in the park

And doing whatever this is.
Some highlights from the weekend of the boys doing boy things:

Monday, January 2, 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year, from the Grapes!

Here's to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017. Oh, and also a potty-trained Sam!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas 2016

I mean how could you not spoil these two?!

They teamed up on some present unwrapping

Assisted mom and dad on other gifts

Max took home the biggest haul with his own new iPad

Santa Max and our digital fire

The before...

and aftermath.

Making wrapping paper angels

We also made fresh squeezed orange juice with Grandma Patti

And closed the night out with an incredible Mama Elisa Christmas dinner
Another holiday in the books and despite some tantrums, tattling and occasional brawling, the Greene brothers made Santa's nice list.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmanukkah!

We're covered all of our bases:

Christmas ships ✔️
Letters and cookies for Santa ✔️
First night of Hanukkah ✔️
Sam singing Happy Birthday when we lit the candles on the menorah ✔️✔️✔️

Friday, December 23, 2016