Turkey Trot 2014

Today’s Turkey Trot was met with cheers of joy which were quickly followed by anxiety, refusal to participate, lots of prodding and cajoling, and some reluctant and extremely slow bike pedaling. We stuck with it, and while there was next to no running involved, there were some smiles, singing, and race car noises. Also, everyone loved out hats. Totally worth it!





“When I grow up”


Sam has been talking about growing up a lot lately. He wants to have a mustache when he grows up. He wants to be a daddy. He wants to be a grandpa.  He wants to be a teacher. And he wants to be on the Seahawks team because his favorite colors are blue and green (sorry Dave).  This last announcement was followed up by, “Are the Seahawks football, Mommy?”

Feeling Better/Thanksgiving Project

The last few days have been rough on our Sammy-Sam. He woke up wheezing on Sunday morning and, when the wheezing worsened, had to take a trip to the emergency room on Sunday afternoon. He was a trooper at the ER.  He got a breathing treatment, some steroids, and a chest x-ray. Back at home, we had to give him puffs of an inhaler, which he hated because “it tastes disgusting”.

Today, Sam is feeling much better and is in the mood for some arts and crafts. We bundled up and headed out to the woods to find some pinecones. When we couldn’t find any good pinecones, we started collecting leaves. We’re hoping to use them to make turkeys.  We’ll see how that turns out.  Finally, we headed home for some hot chocolate. It’s nice to see some smiles from him!

Sam in his new hat

Sam in his new hat

Sam with his "leaf treasures"

Sam with his “leaf treasures”


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Halloween Craziness!

This year we had the Pasleys and some neighbors over to extort candy from our well-intentioned neighbors. They may have lost years on the life spans of their doorbells but nobody had to resort to anything too unpleasant!

Autumn 2014

I’ve been really bad at posting photos from our outings this autumn. Consider that oversight fixed!

First we have Salmon Days in Issaquah with the Pasleys and then Jubilee Farms where we got our first set of pumpkins of the year.