Wednesday, May 26, 2010

No More Training Wheels

Ben took Anna's training wheels off about a week ago. She is doing great!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I had pictures taken of the kids recently, and they came out beautifully. I was in a few of them, but Ben was at work. Here are two, and you can view the rest on my friend Jessica's blog, who I've known since her high bar spinning days in elementary school.

200th Sea World Picture

We have been to Sea World quite a few times and posted many pictures, but a few more can't hurt, right? We went with a group from church that got tickets for $6, and we had a lot of fun. I realized the kids have a good grasp on marine life from all of our Sea World trips when we saw the movie "Oceans" a few weeks later. They named every animal in the movie.


Anna received a student of the month award at her old school, and then again at her new school. She loves kindergarten, and was excited we were all there to see her get the award.

The Emerald City

Ben and I had some airline vouchers to use by the end of April so we took a quick trip to Seattle. Neither of us had ever been, and we squeezed all of the tourist attractions into a weekend.

Pike Place Market was beautiful.

The fresh flowers were my absolute favorite, and it killed me not to buy any. They are so affordable, I would always have fresh flowers in my house if I lived in Seattle.

We ate delicious mini-donuts at the market.

And I bought souvenirs outside for the kids while Ben took pictures.

We rode the monorail.

And went up to the top of the Space Needle.

Which is overpriced, but still a must do. It was also freezing up there!

We took an underground city tour.

And a harbor cruise, which was gorgeous.

We walked a good portion of the city, got to know the public transportation, went to the movies a few times, had great food, and slept in late for two mornings!