Saturday, December 29, 2012

Max's ridiculously fun day

Working in baseball, I spend quite a bit of time away from home during the summer. But during the holidays I'm fortunate enough to have this week between Christmas and New Year's Day off.  

With Elisa feeling a little under the weather and Sam literally attached to her much of the time, Max and I headed down to Seattle Center to have a daddy and dude day.   

Here's video of Max ice skating on his own with help of a little walker. I'll always remember Max squealing, "I'm skating, daddy! I'm skating!"

We ran into Max's preschool teacher Sophie on the rink, which delighted him to no end.

Cheeseburger, cheeseburger, cheeseburger

Max playing conductor for the Center House train

This is what put the ridiculous in a ridiculously fun day. I made a call to a friend at KOMO TV to get us up to see their chopper. 

 If you look real close, you can see Max's mind being blown.

We got a special tour from Gary the helicopter pilot, who Max peppered with questions like, "What does this do?" and "What about this thing?" and...

The grin just wouldn't go away.

Feeding our little woodland friend


More boy joy

Oh hai, spider. 

And yes, it's a Christmas miracle. We found a tiny pile of snow (or ice dump) to make a tiny snowman. 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Asleep at the wheel [video]

On Christmas Eve, Sam could only be dreaming that Santa brings him a race car tomorrow.

Season's Greetings from the Greenes and our grapes


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

On the menu today...


Saturday, December 15, 2012

It's not even New Year's Eve...

But, Sam already busted out the bubbly.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Happy first month, Sam

While his due date said he should only be 9 days old, we've already had a full month to enjoy our little man.

His early arrival may be a harbinger of what's to come. He started craning his neck early, when he was just days old, and has already rolled over twice, which is months sooner than normal. On top of that, our early bird already has all the movements down for crawling.

We can't wait to see what the months ahead hold. Who knows? He could be talking before the New Year.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

All in due time

Today was Sam's due date.

We feel so thankful to have had the past three weeks to get to know this little guy. One thing we've learned is that he's an eater. Need evidence? He put on a full pound in the last week.

We love his snorts, squeaks, funny faces and most of all, having him healthy and home.