Sunday, December 4, 2016

A view from Daycare

The UW Portage Bay daycare will open from the winter quarter! And the view from Mimi's Montessori preschool classroom is spectacular. The toys and games are pretty fun too.   


Trampoline time for Mimi

Mimi starts her own gymnastics class this week. This is the last indoor playground she'll need for jet gym fix for a while. This week the trampoline was a huge hit. She bounced and bounced, then patiently waited her turn, to bounce some more.


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday snowfunday

We drove up to visit the snow at snoqualmie pass. Of course Zachary dived in, literally to tummy toboggan down the slope. He also made snow angels, a snow man, and had several snow fights. Miriam had never seen snow and was unsure about the cold wet stuff. This was exacerbated by her need to run around in a tutu with no leggings!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Bathroom

Nine year old to almost three year old.
"Close the door"
Pause
"No, get out and close the door"

Miriam comes out carrying potty full of pee. And say"Zachary needs his space, but I need to poop."

Sunday, November 6, 2016

New step stool - New world.

We just made an IKEA run. The highlight of the trip apparently was a new GIANT STEPSTOOL. Our downstairs sink is in a giant 1980s built in, and it is just hard for Mimi to reach the sink. She just tried it, came BURSTING out of the bathroom with joy, explained about how great it was because now she can USE THE POTTY and WASH HER HANDS ALL BY HERSELF.

Then she leapt through the doorway and shouted:

"I FEEL A CELEBRATION COMING UP!!!!"

and ran a few laps around the loop.

Oh, there she goes again.....

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween - Seattle edition

It rained! It was dark! We got to light candles inside pumpkins (no fire restrictions!). So much fun.

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Halloween pt 2

Our neighborhood party, right nextdoor. So much fun.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Autumnal Leaves and Sunshine



Hard at work

After the evening constitutional of running around in circles to avoid B.E.D. Miriam decided she had some work to do. Pulled out Zs little old laptop toy, and lay on the floor to type, and put in a CD to play some music, and check her email.

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Looping around

The advantage in our new house... 


Testing the fire ladder

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Gymnastics for the gold

Zachary was inspired by the summer olympics. He would like to win a gold medal, who wouldn't! So he sensibly asked what event we thought he would be good at. Given his mad climbing skills and upper body strength we suggested gymnastics. He had already been really engrossed with pommel and rings. So I found our local gym - Seattle Gymnastics Academy. Z has class once a week and comes away glowing. On a Saturday, the SGA has free time at the same time Mimi can indoor playground. So here she is running around enjoying herself. Once she is three she can start classes too. She can't wait.