Saturday, June 13, 2009

Spring Update!

Like I said before, I am horrible about updating this blog. With being so busy with work, I hardly ever turn on the computer when I get home.
Since my last update, Natalie has turned 4! I can't believe she is already that old. I seems like we just brought her home. She is a sassy little thing and can almost write her whole name by herself. We had a little birthday party for her with one other family that has kids the same age as ours. We had a princess party with Costco pizza and chocolate cake. Natalie really enjoyed herself.

Later that same day, I had the opportunity to take a helicopter ride with my boss around the lovely Seattle and Eastside areas of Washington. Man, we love it here and it was a beautiful day. I got some pretty good pictures, but some are a little glarey! We even circled our house and I could see Robby waving at us!

Robby will be done with school this Friday, the 19th. He will then officially be a third grader. Unfortunately, Natalie will not be starting kindergarten until fall of 2010.

I have also included some pictures of one of the Japanese Maple trees in our front yard. We could see some red things up in the tree the other night and went out to investigate. It turns out, there is a dead rose bush (not completely) with one branch that extends all the way up in this tree. The red buds were beginning to bloom (EVERYTHING is blooming here!). Enjoy the pics, oh, and Nana, we really enjoyed seeing you at the airport for the brief time that we did and can't wait to see you later on in the summer. Love you!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

April Update

I know it has been awhile. Here are some recent pictures from our super busy lives. A yummy birthday cake from the kids, chocolate with fudge icing. Natalie had her first trip to the dentist, only 2 tiny cavities! Mark said she did awesome. A picture of our new cat (not sure why we got one). His name is Isosceles. He is huge and fat and drinks out of the toilet. The kids love him, there is cat hair everywhere, and Misty is not so lonely. The Easter Bunny brought the kids some treats too. Enjoy the pics!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

So, I haven't taken any pics...

Ok, I promised everyone an update, but I sat down to do it and realized we haven't taken any pictures since Robby's school performance. I promise I will get pictures posted this weekend. I have to take some. We just have been so busy with work and school, not much has changed.

The only big change we recently had was we found Benelli a new home on Saturday. We were thinking about it for awhile. He has been eating so many rocks and seemed to limp all the time. We have a ton of stairs! A friend of Mark's came by to see about doing some work on the property and had his daughter with him. He happened to mention they were going to go to the pound to pick out a new friend. We pointed out our little guy, and they decided to take him home. He is out on a small ranch and was instantly buddies with their cat. I think he will be much happier there and won't be picked on as much. Misty had really been giving him a hard time lately. Anyway, Robby sobbed for about a half an hour a couple times that day. We sure do miss him, but it does seem to make things a little simpler with only one dog. Misty still hasn't quite figured out what to make of it. She has been super good and won't leave my side. I think she is wondering when she is getting the boot. She's not going anywhere!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

January update...

Ok, so I have been bad up updating the family blog. Thanks for reminding me, John. We got a ton of snow in December. We actually ended up missing a couple days of work because we couldn't get there. We had to go and register the big orange Dodge so we could get around. Apparently, the amout of snow we got was very rare, so everyone was in freak out mode. Robby actually had 4 days of school that were cancelled! Christmas was white and great! Now, the snow has finally melted and were are able to go back to our regular schedules. I am currently a legal assistant with a law firm on Mercer Island. It is a super stressful job, but I work with some really nice people. Mark loves his job on the Island as well. Natalie is in daycare fulltime and is enjoying learning her alphabet and numbers along with her creative side in "preschool". Robby just had his 2nd Grade performance at school. It was called "Americans Moving West". It was a great little show and he did awesome. He even got to play the zylophone during one of the songs--see blurry pic. We included one clip of them singing "Don't fence Me In". Here are some pics of the past month and a half. Misty loves the pellet stove. Oh yeah, Nana, the kids love their snowman jammies! Enjoy!