Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bathroom Photo Shoot

Me and Preston decided to have a little photo shoot in the bathroom while we were waiting for the shower to warm up.

At first Preston wasn't too thrilled about the idea of the whole thing. Even though he was the one who insisted that I take our picture.


But he did warm up to the idea.


That is until I lost him again.


But he was willing to suck it up for one final photo!


What, you don't have photo shoots in the bathroom?

Friday, April 29, 2011

Lounging


Preston refused to use this thing when he was a baby. Absolutely wanted nothing to do with it. But apparently now that he's older he's warmed to it. And decided that it's a nice place to hang out.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter In Seattle

We celebrated Easter in Seattle this year! Of course it was the only day that we were there that it rained. But we didn't let a little rain ruin our day!

The Easter Bunny stopped by sometime in the middle of the night and left baskets for all of us.


Poor Preston, the bunny hid his and he had to search for it!


The bunny also hid a few eggs around the house to distract him from finding his basket. That silly bunny!


Preston did eventually find his basket. And he was so excited to see what was in it and that it was all for him!


Madison was pretty excited to dig into her basket too!


Preston got some window markers from Aunt Jen for Easter and took to creating some artwork for her on the windows. And when I asked him to initial his artwork with the first letter of his name he did! All by himself! Twice even! After all there were two windows!


We enjoyed some down time just hanging out for a while. And dressing up Madison in her bunny ears!


Can you tell that these two were pretty excited about Easter?


Then it was time to dye the eggs! Preston was so excited to do this! Once we got started though he just wanted all of the eggs to be green. Can you tell what his favorite color is? Ha!


Just as we were finishing up dying the eggs my friend Jenny and her boyfriend stopped by. I haven't seen Jenny in almost a year. Since before she moved over to Seattle! So I was pretty excited to see her! Although Preston might have been more excited than I was. He didn't leave Jenny and Robbie's laps practically the whole time they were there!

We had a very traditional Easter dinner of tacos. What you didn't have tacos for dinner on Easter? We were going to have them the night before but all of the snacking got in the way and we decided to just have them for dinner on Easter. They were very delish!

Easter in Seattle ended with an Easter egg hunt. Jen's backyard is under construction so it made it even more interesting! There were lots of places to hide the eggs.

I wondered if Preston would get into it or not since there wasn't any competition, but he loved it! He was all over the yard finding all of the eggs!


Madison loved watching Preston hunt for eggs since she's not big enough to participate...this year.


Unfortunately for Preston there really weren't all that many eggs hidden out there for him. Ha!


The drive home felt like it took forever, but it was worth it because we had a fabulous time in Seattle with Jen and Madison!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Ferry Ride

Brad made it into Seattle just in time for the weekend. And the sun. It was absolutely gorgeous in Seattle on Saturday. Like short sleeve, put your sun glasses on, Spring is here gorgeous.

We attempted to start the day out with an Easter Egg hunt but we missed it by minutes. Those things happen fast and when you factor in trying to get three exhausted adults and two small children out the door it's no surprise that we were a few minutes late. In fact I'm more surprised that we were only a few minutes late.

The Easter Egg hunt was being held at a community center that was attached to a fabulous park and the sun was shining so we stayed to play anyways!

Madison got to enjoy sitting and playing in the grass for the first time. And she seemed to enjoy herself. Plus seriously how cute is this little girl?! I just can't get over it!


Preston loved one of the swings they had there. He literally swung on it for like ten minutes. Just relaxing and enjoying himself! My adorable little man!


That is until Preston saw Madison climb into the baby swing. And then of course he had to climb into a baby swing too. I think it's official that Preston is too big for the baby swing. Please excuse me, I'll be over there crying in the corner after having yet another way that Preston is growing up pointed out to me.


Preston tried out one last toy at the park before it was time to take off. It was a little ride that the kids sit on it and you spin a wheel and the ride moves from one side to the other. It was a pretty big hit.


From the park we headed downtown to ride a ferry to Bainbridge. I thought Preston would get such a kick out of riding on a ferry. He loves boats and a ferry is a huge boat! He did enjoy himself but he was just not as into it as I thought he was going to be.

But he did love the sunshine.


As did Miss Madison.


Preston did love himself some of the popcorn that we got during the ride. I'm pretty sure he would have loved that whether we were on a boat of not though!


We attempted to take some pictures outside and enjoy the ride back to Seattle, but it was soooo windy. Seriously. Preston hid underneath the railing at one point just to get away from the wind. And while we were able to get a picture of Brad and Preston when we attempted one of me and Preston the wind and my hair were just not going to let it happen.


So we entertained ourselves inside taking pictures. Many many pictures. I'm sure people thought we were crazy. But we enjoyed ourselves!


When we got back to Jen's me and Preston and Jen took a little walk to pick up some snacks. And just enjoy the amazing weather that Seattle had!

While us grown ups ate enough snacks to substitute dinner for us the littler ones enjoyed some time playing in the playroom and watching a movie on the iPad. I'm not kidding when I say that Preston and Madison are seriously into technology.


Although Madison did take some time out of playing to practice her yoga skills.


We ended the night with a walk to get frozen yogurt and some stuff for Easter the next day. And also with one hell of a meltdown from Preston. There are no words to explain what my child turned into. Obviously it was time for a certain little boy to go to bed.

And the Easter Bunny to get to work!