Monday, July 19, 2010

Day Out With Thomas

AKA... the best day of Blake's life!
Thomas the train came to the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie... and since Blake is obsessed with him, we knew we couldn't miss it! The entire grounds were devoted to "Thomas," there was SO much to do!

here is the life size Thomas that pulled us

they had trains set up everywhere...they even let the kids be the "conductor" and control the trains

here we are standing in line, ready to board the train.... Blake was SO excited he didn't know what to do with himself. He was jumping all over the place, laughing, crying, pretty much freaking out, I think he just had no idea how to control his emotions, it was pretty hilarious!

we finally made it onto Thomas' coaches... Adam made sure to say 'hi' and 'bye' to all the cars that went by

not the best group shot, but proof that we were all there together!

we then stood in line to get to take pictures in front of Thomas, which was a good 30 min wait, but they had some other small trains that we were able to ride while Daddy waited in line!

there was a huge tent with dozens of these tracks set up, along with some mega blocks, coloring stations, puppet shows, Thomas movies, sing alongs, tattoos, food, and a GIANT gift shop!

we got the boys a train whistle, which they love... Blake can only blow into it once before he starts smiling so big he can't do it anymore :)

they also had a little 'treasure' hunt, where you could go to different stations and get your paper stamped, once you got them all they gave the kids a prize... it was a little Thomas view finder camera. Blake took 'pictures' of everything on the way back to the car, we got to see Thomas go by one more time and he was telling everyone in the coaches to 'say cheese!'

minutes after we got into the car... this was the scene
the boys were so good all day, we had such a fun day together as a family!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

4th of July tradition

Long before I was married, my family used to go to the Tacoma Rainiers Fireworks Extravaganza every year for the 4th of July... now that I have my own family we started making it our tradition too! The last couple years we've gone with some friends and have a blast! Nothing better than a baseball game and fireworks! This year the weather was perfect, sunny, but not too hot, the Rainiers won, it was a great game... and the fireworks were amazing!

the boys love to go to games... they have so much fun

getting ready to watch the fireworks

waiting patiently.... adam lasted about 3 min into the show before he fell asleep

loving every minute!

i love this man!
Happy 4th of July!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Blake turnes 3


here's blake on the morning of his birthday showing us how old he is!

for his birthday we invited a few friends to come play at Chuck E Cheese... he talked about it everyday the week before his birthday... and is still talking about it now! (pa came to play too... and helped me out a TON, he was a lifesaver! thanks dad!)

opening presents and eating cupcakes (i know, i went all out on the cake :)

here's everyone that came to help celebrate!

the moms (such beautiful ladies!) and my cute boys!

olivia and ella... such pretty girls. gunner and jaime...what a handsome dude.

the conks... we always have so much fun with them!
stephanie also brought her girls aubry and katie... but i didn't get any good pictures of them, sorry... they were having way too much fun to say cheese for me!
thank you to everyone that came, we had so much fun... Blake LOVED it, and had a great birthday!


blake got a huge semi truck from auntie aj... he LOVES it

we had another birthday party with just family... it was also my sisters boyfriend, Tommy's birthday, so we had a joint party. here is blake opening presents... one of which were Pop It's... those things you throw on the ground on the 4th of July, both kids had a blast playing with those!

he also got a giant Thomas play tent, which he loves but takes up so much room (thanks for that Marilyn!) :)

both baseball lovers, so this was the obvious choice!
jonathan unfortunately had to work during both of blakes parties, but i still got a picture of the birthday boy with is daddy!
Happy Birthday Blake, we are so blessed to have you as a part of our family. You are so sweet, smart and funny... we LOVE you so much!