Saturday, January 5, 2019

Monday, December 31, 2018

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Skater boys

The boys and I hit up Seattle Center today for a little time on the ice. Max has really started to come around on skates and is quite proud of his abilities. Sam had fun slipping and sliding with me and his ice walker. 









Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Christmas 2018

Scenes from the Greene family Christmas 2018:

Writing letters and drawing pictures for Santa the night before Christmas




Leaving cookies, milk and cards for Santa. 
Sam wasn't at all excited for Christmas.




Sam's picture and letter to St. Nick 



And Max's drawing of the jolly old fellow 


Setting out carrots and lettuce for the reindeer 


Reading the Night Before Christmas on the night before Christmas


At 7:55 a.m. Christmas morning it was game time. 

Here's the before



and aftermath 


And all the frenetic unwrapping between









We indeed love Grandma


And Pop Pop


And Grandma Patti 


And noogies from Grandpa Gary



Grandma Patti, Grandpa Gary, their basset Christmas shirts and one little peeker through the window! 


Time to refuel with bagels and smoked salmon 


Our cutest little Christmas elf!


Trying out the big gifts from Santa!



The grand finale: Christmas dinner at David & Michael's new house!




Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Merry Christmas!

We've been a little light on updates here at the Grape with our focus on helping our matriarch recuperate. However, we've found some time here and there to make sure we celebrated the season.  

On Christmas Eve morning, let's catch up on all the holiday things: 

🎄 We started shortly after Thanksgiving, when we decked the halls and decked out our tree and house for the holidays 




🎄 Next up a trip to the ballpark to check out the new holiday event, Enchant, which is a light maze and ice skating on the field
















🎄 Santa visit #1 was at the Mt. Baker Clubhouse, and then a trip down to Mt. Baker Beach with all of our Mt. Baker friends to see the Christmas Ships. Tradition!



🎄 We also took the boys downtown to see the decorations.



🎄 The photo doesn't do it justice, but the lights on the house below synced up to music to dance around, which made for a fun weeknight holiday excursion. 


🎄 You gotta have holiday cookies during the holidays, whether they're made or received!




🎄 Santa Brunch with our friends the Hofmeisters and Santa visit #2




🎄 Sam's kindergarten class made gingerbread houses and they turned out 👍


🎄 Finally, it was time for Santa visit #3 (the official one), and our annual trip to Molbak's for our Christmas photos. Elisa was feeling well enough to join in the reindeer games, and the grandparents joined in the fun, too.