Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Beach boys

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Swing town

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Fourth is first

This past weekend Max told me his favorite day of the year was the 4th of July.  I'd have to agree. It's a full day of fun with friends and family in Edmonds, a town about 30 minutes north of Seattle.

We prefunked on July 3rd at Safeco Field with a game and post-game fireworks.

On Independence Day we watched the Edmonds parade, ate, had an egg toss, played baseball and ate some more.

We came home got the kids ready for bed and then an impromptu party came together in our neighborhood. The dozen or so kids on our block tossed Pop Its and rode their bikes around as it got dark. To be safe, me and another dad parked our cars at either end of the street to stop any potential cross traffic.

When it was finally time to go to bed Max told me this was his favorite day of his life.

Happy Birthday, America.

Friday, June 30, 2017


Monday, June 26, 2017

Second grade is in the books!

Here's to Max and all of Ms. Grey's crazy kids in Room 5!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Memorial Day getaway

From the Department of Better Late Than Never, I present this three-week-old post that somehow never got posted. Enjoy!

We used the long Memorial Day holiday and the fact the Mariners were on the road to escape for a few days to nearby Vashon Island. 

We rented a house on the beach with our friends who also have two boys. 

The kids had an awesome time exploring the low tides and playing together. The parents had a good time eating, drinking and enjoying the extra set of hands to take care of the kids.