Saturday, November 26, 2011


Yesterday was kind of grey around here so were headed to the bowling alley with Penny, Jason, Wyatt, and Malcolm. Esther was actually pretty into it when we let he have some turns and got really excited when she knocked pins down. Dottie was as into it as she has ever been also getting over the top excited when she had her turn. The rainy season is upon us...I am thinking we might be frequent visitors to the Serra Bowl this season!




thanksgiving 2011

We had a lovely thanksgiving this year with the Svane's (our next door neighbors) and Allie. Chuck's culinary skills executed an amazingly delicious turkey along enough sides to feed an army. By the end of the evening, we were stuffed and our house was well played in (aka. trashed). Bring on the holidays!

how many necklaces?

Monday, November 21, 2011

tooth brushing

Esther is learning some skills from her big sister.
She has 3 little teeth so far and we are waiting on the 4th! (If you can believe it, she's has had only 1 top tooth for at least a month and the other one still can't be seen)


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

field trip to the ferry building with sweet peas

Dottie's preschool went on a field trip to the Ferry Building downtown yesterday to check out the farmer's marker because they are doing a unit on fruits and vegetables. I was lucky enough to help as a chaperone and because Chuck works right across the street, he came for a bit too. The kids all got assigned a kind of fruit or vegetable that they had to look for in the market and purchase.
This week, they will make vegetable soup at school and have the fruit for snacks.

4 apples to hunt for at the farmers market

Monday, November 14, 2011


Dottie, Esther, and I traveled to Vegas to meet up with Chuck after a business trip this past week. We did it up complete with gondola ride, the circus, a trip to Paris and New York, a visit to the lions, iced hot chocolate at Serendipity, and pretty much anything and everything Vegas has to offer that didn't include gambling. We had a fantastic time but I am pretty sure at the end of it all on Sunday, we were absolutely Vegased out! The kids were so pooped out that Esther slept in until 10:00 this morning and Dottie until 8:30...

A huge highlight of the trip was the constant game of bride spotting which was even more fun because we were there on 11/11/11. They were expecting around 5,00 weddings that day and I am pretty sure we saw at least 400 of the brides. Dottie would shout out, "Mom, there's a bride!!...There's a bride!!...She's so beautiful!". One of them even gave her a bouquet! On our 10 minute gondola ride, we witnessed 2 weddings and an engagement. Vegas is one crazy place!

To see even more pictures of our trip, CLICK HERE.


11/11/11 bride in Vegas

good buddies...

dottie and boone.
she still claims that he will be her future husband...
we're pretty okay with that because he is pretty darn cute. she just has to wait at least 20-30 years!

Dottie & Boone

Friday, November 4, 2011


for some reason or another, dottie insists that all of her "E's" must look like combs.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

miss. moustache

esther was not feeling the love of the moustache at boone's birthday party last night...


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

halloween 2011

This year Dottie went out as 2 scoops of ice cream (sadly I couldn't pull it together to make one of the scoops mint chip and unfortunately many people thought she was a cupcake which she was quick to correct them on it!) and Esther was a very cute little pink piggy (she actually even kept the costume on the whole night)!

The whole day was a complete success. Chuck came home from work early so we could all head to a party at Dottie's school and then on to Cortland Street in our neighborhood for trick or treating. We ended the eve with a little hanging out at friends houses afterwards. Esther loved her first lollipop ever and I am pretty sure Dottie has had only 1 or 2 pieces of candy total. The rest she is sorting and sorting and then sorting again. The highlight of her evening (besides trick or treating of course!) was handing out candy at Kim and Jon's house. She treated it like a very, very important job and could not be distracted by anyone or anything.

Too see even more pictures of our halloween, CLICK HERE.



The gang