Not a whole lot of pictures were taken this week, but a lot of laughs were had. Whether it was Tate informing me that he loves short stories but was concerned that I wasn’t familiar with that genre to Lulu deciding that she is definitely getting a dog because she saw three on the way home from football practice (she told me that’s how Eric decided to grow a beard, so the same must be true in this situation). And of course, what with us finally being in October, there was a whole lot of Halloween talk. Tate can hardly wait to make his costume. He was super excited to have time with Saskia because “she is epic at making Halloween costumes”.

Morning drop off was a bit rough this week. Lulu has been very nervous to go to school, but on Thursday, she was extra brave. We got there about 5 minutes early and she went to the playground all by herself to play and told me I didn’t need to stay until the bell rang. Progress!

They both did an excellent job at keeping up with their chores this week. Lulu even took on a little extra work and helped make lunches a few times 🙂

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And of course any free moment we had was filled with an Annie performance

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Getting back into a good school routine and adjusted to a new class can be rough (which we learned this past week), but luckily we had football practice, menchie runs, and just some good old giggles to break up the “back into the swing of things blues”….

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those socks were a huge hit this week

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tying your shoes is so much faster when you work together

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Tate the rockstar…who only sings Death Cab for Cutie

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Mechie’s is the cure for a rough day at school

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All is right with the world again…I am so delighted to be back with my favorite kiddos. And what a wonderful first week back it was. Here is a brief look into a few of our final summer time adventures:

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Park playdates with the cousins turned into Harry Potter themed adventures

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Lulu had to take a meditation break

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“I put my hands up in the air and wave them like I just do not care. That’s what I want to do all the time”

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The last day of summer vacation calls for a stop at Maltby Café on the way to the corn maze

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cinnamon rolls=happy kiddos

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Pumpkins galore! Trying to find the biggest one

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all set for the corn maze adventure

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couldn’t pass up the opportunity to put on a silly little skit 🙂

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you would think the pumpkins or the corn maze would be the most exciting thing of the day, but no. Rather it was Bandit, the barnyard dog

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The first day of school would not be complete without yanking your tooth out during class!

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Adventures in our World

Adventures to Whidbey Island and Discovery Park surfaced the love for exploration and imagination in our enchanted world.IMG_2372IMG_2414 (1)IMG_2439 IMG_2459 IMG_2452 IMG_2445 IMG_2431 IMG_2413 IMG_2404 IMG_2394 IMG_2391 IMG_2381 IMG_2377 IMG_2369 IMG_2363 IMG_2347 IMG_2346 IMG_2351 IMG_2345

(Don’t be deceived.. this was right before an extra push… 😉IMG_2342 IMG_2317 IMG_2323 IMG_2307

(The dreaded Seattle Center…)IMG_2189 IMG_2335 IMG_2332 IMG_2325

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IMG_2183 IMG_2157 IMG_2147 IMG_2145 IMG_2142 (Lulu wanted a fancy breakfast with pinkies up!)IMG_2136 FullSizeRender (5) IMG_2131 IMG_2121 IMG_2120 FullSizeRender (6) IMG_2181 IMG_2180 IMG_2178

(Pick up game of “Capture the Basketball” and later on HoopShootIMG_2169 IMG_2167

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So THRILLED to have a summer with Tate and Lulu. Below is a little taste of the past three weeks. From basketball hoops to ferry rides to fountains to canoeing the lake, it has been a sweet, sunshine filled solstice. Here goes another couple months of sweet joys, many adventures and learning more about our world.

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goodbye school, hello summer

Some things I learned on Tate and Lulu’s last day of school…

1. “You can’t call us 1st and 3rd graders until after our first day of school”-Tate. Won’t make that mistake again

2. Tate’s two favorite things about 2nd grade were forming the Punchkins group and studying whales

3. Lulu’s favorite things were art and playing on the bars…no surprise there 🙂

But above all…they are so excited IT’S SUMMER! Time to be footless and fancy free

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celebrating summer on their homemade swings

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No better way to kick off summer than a trip to the strawberry patch and picnic in the park with your cousins! Tate had a good time up until his shoes started to give him blisters. “Day 1 of summer and I already have an injury”-Tate. Luckily, I think that injury paid off when we walked away with 7 lbs of fresh strawberries. Lulu the berry monster was in 7th heaven…I thought she might eat them all on the way home!

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Working hard!

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these two went back and forth between picking the berries and jumping from row to row as fast as they could

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And of course a long and hard days work in the field calls for some celebratory menchies….

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Our second day of summer and final day together started with a lazy morning and then we proceeded to hop from park to park. We spent most of our time at QAE where we found ourselves in a riveting game of basketball. Tate so kindly gave me lots of advice on how to be better and informed me I need to trust him on this since he is going to be in the NBA on day

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played too hard

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lunch in the backyard with fancy drinks makes for two happy kiddos

We eventually found ourselves at the farmers market. “That ice cream truck over there is calling my name!”-Tate. Well when the ice cream tuck calls, obviously you must go!

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