Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Flying high at FanFest

Max was the only one able to make it out to FanFest this year. Well, that is beside me.

And beside me is where he was for the final hour or so of the event after spending the earlier portion with a friend.

The highlight was a trip on the zip line in the outfield, which Max requested and showed no fear on. Check out the video below.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Taco Night & Movie Night

Not sure what's going on in the crazy world outside, but inside our house this evening it's Taco Night & Movie Night.

And all is alright.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

From "Miss you, mom" to Mr. Mom

The Elisa is on her way to Spokane for a few days which means a boys' weekend for me and the little fellas.

Monday, January 16, 2017


We kicked off Cosi's visit with a dinner with all our old friends and neighbors.

The next day we put together a little day of fun for the boys, complete with a trip to the park...

The Flight Museum

Ice cream

Pinball and...

Pokémon cards!

Max's best bud, former neighbor and friend since birth, Cosimo, was in back in town this weekend. He and his family moved to Costa Rica last year and have only been back a couple times since.

Max had been counting down his visit and sleepover for months. Since he was here last July, we've daily heard, "When is Cosimo coming back?"

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Book it

Max is now reading chapter books on his own. His first is Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, which was one of Elisa's favorites when she was a little girl.

Looks like he might have the bookworm gene from his mom!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017

Boys will be boys

Crushing cheeseburgers

Playing in the park

Rolling in the park

Hiking in the park

And doing whatever this is.
Some highlights from the weekend of the boys doing boy things:

Monday, January 2, 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year, from the Grapes!

Here's to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017. Oh, and also a potty-trained Sam!