Merry Christmas to all!!!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Wednesday we relaxed around the house while we waited for Allie and Jordan to arrive after a long drive from San Francisco. During the day Addison got some guitar lessons from her Papa and got to visit Nana's horse Chloe. She had such a great time!
Allie and Jordan got in late Wednesday night and it was fun for the family to catch up....we don't get everyone in the same place very often.
Thursday the boys went up to the pit to go shooting while the girls got things ready for dinner. We had a great dinner and even better conversation - the perfect Thanksgiving! Friday we ventured into Bend for lunch at Red Robin and a little Black Friday shopping but we didn't come home with too much loot.
Saturday we had a nice family breakfast and then we headed back home so we could spend Sunday getting our tree and getting the house decorated for Christmas.
What a great weekend :)
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
We started out with a trip to the pumpkin patch at Maris Farms in Buckley. Addison *loved* it here....there were tons of pumpkins (of course) but also goats, cows, pigs, and even a few turkeys. She had a great time running around in the mud and checking out the whole farm.
And all lit up!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
It's still *very* early (about 6 weeks) but we have a doctor appointment/ultrasound at the end of the month and a tentative due date of May 31st!
We're absolutely thrilled and we know Addison will make a wonderful big sister :)
Erik & Denise
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Denis and Gary after arriving at my parents house
Day 2 of their visit we headed downtown for a little visit to Pike Place Market. We had a yummy lunch at Lowell's and Uncle Denis even had a rubber fish thrown at him at the world famous Pike Place Fish. Unfortunately we didn't catch that moment on film!!
Addison checking out the cute fishmongers :)
Emma and Gary in front of the market
Days 3, 4 and 5 were filled with all things wedding!!
Day 6 (the day after the wedding) was the All Ireland Hurling final between Waterford and Kilkenny. Erik got up bright and early Sunday morning (before 7am!) to drive the crew down to Fado Irish Pub downtown since they were the only place in town showing the game. They all enjoyed a yummy Irish breakfast and some early morning beers :)
Day 7 we were off to the Puyallup Fair! it was Addison's first time and she loved people watching and looking at all the animals.
Checking out the foot massagers
Days 8, 9 and 10 the group visited Las Vegas! They had a great trip and even won a little!!
Day 11 we headed back downtown for an Argosy Harbor Cruise and a visit to the aquarium.
Waiting in line on the pier
Before boarding the boat
Getting a tan on deck
Checking out the seals with Gary
Emma, Gary, Addison & me
Next stop was the Seattle Aquarium, which is one of Addison's favorite places to visit!
Addison made fast friends - as usual!
Checking out the fish with Grandpa
Checking out the octopus with Uncle Denis
Fun picture with mommy :)
Visiting the fish in the dome
Looking at the seals
More fun with Grandpa
Day 12 we spent the day shopping at the Seattle Premium Outlets in Tulalip. Since it was Saturday Erik, Tricia and David got come along too :)
Day 14 (Monday) was our last full day to do something so we headed back downtown to visit Pacific Place and Seattle Center.
Addison's first carousel ride (with mommy, of course!)
With grandpa too
Next we were off to Seattle Center...
Enjoying the fountain with Gary
We had a great two weeks showing our visitors around and we were sad to see them go this week :( Hopefully we'll be able to visit them all in Ireland again soon!
This weekend is another busy one as we get to celebrate Erik's great-grandma's 100th birthday!! Addison is very fortunate to have a great-great grandmother so we're looking forward to experiencing this milestone with her.