Sunday, June 28, 2015

summer in sammamish

There's just something about summertime in the Pacific Northwest--the green trees, the long days, and the beautiful blue sky and water. We had a great week spending time with my family and continuing Andre's indoctrination into all things Washington. Here are some of my favorite moments:
 We drove down to Vancouver for a Treasure family picnic and got to see my grandparents and lots of cousins. Rhett loved it.

 We had to show Andre a real Washington beach, so we headed to Shoreline for a picnic at low tide. The kids loved the tide pools, Andre and I pretended to plunder the leftover ship wreckage, and Rhett and Peter splashed and got super muddy. Win win win.

 How did I live so close for so long and never visit the Microsoft visitor's center? We had the best time trying all the new technology and looking like total gamers (ha!). Rhett waved his hand around for a few days after the fact like he was playing a Kinnect. He's a sponge, I tell you!
 Father's Day in matching daddy-son socks, because when Target tells you you need something, you can't say no.
 Star Wars night at the Mariners game! They pulled out all the stops costumed characters, an amazing fireworks show after the game, and a Mariners win. This is a rare occurrence, people!
 We met up with my dear friend Whitney and got to meet sweet Kate. She and Rhett basically had a playground date when he took her for a spin on the firetruck and they shared a PB&J.
 Rhett LOVED being with his cousins. He would wake up every morning and nap and say "Cousins?" and has been talking about them every day since we got home. If only we lived closer!

Monday, June 15, 2015

photos by rhett

Rhett's newest obsession is stealing our phones (no matter where they are hidden) and either pretending to call Nana and Poppy or walking around with the camera turned on saying "Cheese". He's a natural with an iPhone camera--here are a few of his recent masterpieces. Clearly he has a gift.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

whole 30 week 1 in gifs

This week André and I embarked on the Whole grains, dairy, or sugar for the entire month of June. Just meat, lots of veggies, and a little fruit. I think we're crazy.
The Whole 30 is a roller coaster of emotions, so there's no better way to showcase it then through gifs:

I was a serial snacker with a serious sweet tooth

The night before we started, we binged our chocolate Jo-Jos to get rid of the contraband. This may have been a bad decision as we started the next day with a cookie hangover. 

Day 1 was great. I ate all the veggies and started analyzing my eating habits. Because after 12 hours I was clearly an expert.

Days 2 and 3 brought amazing sleep. This Whole 30 thing isn't that hard and totally worth it!

Unfortunately, it didn't last, and by day 4 I'm a wreck. Food just doesn't sound good.

I'm ready for a nap by 10 am

By Day 5 my patience is gone. It's Friday--where's my weekend treat?

I'm making Rhett's lunch and am tempted to eat it all and make him eat spinach instead.

Luckily, I remember a bag of peaches in the fridge to tide me over.

On the morning of day 7, I'm seriously considering if this is worth it. But then my skirt fits great and I feel great and I'm all like...

Monday, June 1, 2015

little moments: may

 Little boy in a big dino footprint (Rhett looks 6 years old in this picture)
Lego version of CU campus...we loved the mini buffalos
His morning book reading position of choice
Evening stretches after a busy day...being a toddler is rough
 Watch out, Arrow. André's coming for you.
An afternoon at the archery range where we compared ourselves to every fictional archer (Arrow, Katniss, Hawkeye, etc.)
Picking library books is hard work
A typical scene of free toy finding...sanitizing in the tub
 Apparently being a young, female Republican in Boulder is a rare thing (who knew?), so the RNC keeps hitting me up. A little confidence booster, no lie
Rhett spent an entire music class giving hugs to all his lady friends
Bolder Boulder finishers!
Just shooting baskets on a full-size hoop and saying "miss" every time. I think he thinks he's missing by inches, not feet. 
Pearl Street train selfie. One of our favorite new summer activities!
Iris fields for daysss
A visit to the goat farm, where the goats couldn't keeps their mouths/hooves off André
When Rhett sees a kickball game, he has to drop everything to watch. This is serious business, folks. 
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