Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017: The Year in Silly Faces

Part of the boys’ bedtime routine is going through Snapchat’s Lenses feature or as we call it in our house, “Silly Faces.”  It’s part augmented reality photo filter, part selfie makeover and all together awesome. 

Here’s a look back at a small portion of the fun we had playing with the app this year. 

Thursday, December 28, 2017

They saved the princess

Super Mario BROTHERS!

Monday, December 25, 2017

A white Christmas for the Greenes

It snowed yesterday giving Seattle only its seventh white Christmas in the last 125 years.

And boy did the boys make the most of it!

Christmas morning before, aftermath and everything in between

The letters were hung by the chimney with care

Sam’s letter spanned three pages

Christmas morning it was game time

The walkie talkies were a showstopper. Literally, the kids stopped opening presents to play with them. A Christmas miracle!

Santa brought ‘em what they wanted: Sam’s remote control snake and Max’s drone

What it looked like before and after
Setting out cookies and milk for Santa

Sunday, December 24, 2017

May all our Christmases be Greene


Our family got an early Christmas Eve Eve present. All of us went to the sold out Macklemore show at KeyArena.

The kids had a great time and even got to hang out at the after party with some of the performers. More importantly for them, they got to have a late-night soda.

Christmas indeed came early!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Last-minute Christmas shipping

Last night for the second year in a row we joined our good friends the Hofmeisters and their family aboard the Christmas Ships.

For over 60 years these boats have gone out around Seattle to broadcast live caroling to parks and communities around the shoreline. Several smaller vessels follow along decked out in Christmas lights. We've watched in the past from our neighborhood beach next to a bonfire and now listened on board, as well.

It's a really special Northwest tradition that's a highlight for our family each year.

Guess what we’re off to see?

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Sunday fun day

Sam took his first trip on skates, we met some Star Wars characters and Max got a shocking new hairdo at the Science Center.

Yeah, I'd say it was a fun day indeed.