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

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Another Sunday Funday

We watched a 3D IMAX film

Learned about oxygen

Ate cheeseburgers

Checked out the Christmas trains



Built and tested rocket ships

Made instruments

And even climbed inside an instrument

A fun day indeed.
This was nine days ago, but still worth sharing. The boys and I spent a Sunday Funday at Seattle Center.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Holiday loop

Can you tell Home Alone has been on repeat in our house for the last three weeks?!


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Stick a fork in it

I know the food is mediocre and there's about a thousand other locations, but I'm gonna miss the Old Spaghetti Factory in downtown Seattle when it closes next month.

My parents used to take me when I was a kid. There's nothing like spaghetti, salad, and spumoni ice cream served inside a trolley. Glad I got to share that memory with my boys one more time before Seattle progressed again.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Guess what we watched for the first time tonight

Rain train

What to do on a soggy vacation day in the house? What else? You make a rain train.

We had tickets and Sam's animals came along for trips to New York, Hawaii and a volcano. Oh, and I added audio courtesy of a ten-minute loop of YouTube sound effects.

Woo-woo indeed.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

You can go home again

During his Thanksgiving break from 2nd grade, Max returned to his alma mater and joined his brother at PlayGarden this morning.

They made crafts, did circle time, sang songs and painted (themselves). And of course big brother had to teach his little brother the fine art of catching chickens.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Purple, gold and the Greenes

We were on hand for the Huskies final home game of the season. At least we were on hand for about 2/3rds of it. Light rail rides, tailgating and football can be exhausting.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Party animal

Our party animal partied with an animal and Mom's homemade apple cider donuts.