Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Let me see if I can put our visit to see Thomas the Tank Engine last week in perspective. 

If you're a Baby Boomer, it was like meeting one of the Beatles.

If you're Gen Xer, like me, it would be like coming face-to-face with Michael Jordan.

And if you're a tween girl right now, just picture going backstage to meet Biebs.

Get it? 

Thomas is a huge deal to the toddler boy set, as was evidenced by the munchkin mob scene in Snoqualmie sporting train gear and clutching $20 toy trains. 

But, what can I say? It was something Max looked forward to all week and it made his day. And as a parent, you can't ask for much more than that.

The Greenes and Max's hero
A Thomas tattoo that didn't get washed off for three days
This creepy fellow is Thomas' boss, Sir Topham Hatt
A table, tracks and trains = Max's happy place
A ride on Thomas. #Priceless

Sayonara, Ichiro

We'll miss you, 51.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

It's a...

Elisa's ultrasound went well. Mom and baby are doing great. The ultrasound tech put the baby's gender in an envelope and we opened it at Place Pigalle in Pike Place Market.

During lunch the restaurant was playing the artist who we're considering naming our second son after. A sign? We think so.

Cheers to the next generation of the Little Boys Club!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Meet the Mariners

A couple of weeks ago the Mariners held their annual employee autograph session, which is a terrific perk. At the last minute, I decided to bring Max. Here are some highlights:

Little Ichi meet big Ichi. Max started shouting, "Where's Ichiro?!" after we saw the first three or four players. 
Max, being the polite young man that he is, said, "Arigato," to Ichiro after he got his autograph. Seriously. 
Max meets Jesus.
Giving Miggy a pound. 
Max's team autographed baseball.
Max's reaction to being told he can't play with his team autographed baseball. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Proud papa

"Daddy can I sleep with my baseball and bat?"

Wednesday, July 4, 2012