Saturday, May 16, 2009

Nice Weather

There is really no place I would rather be then Seattle when it's nice out! Today was one of those beautiful days, the kind that renews your energy and makes you want to get out and enjoy life and not waste a minute!

Mark and I took the kids to Country Village to get an ice cream cone and had the FUNNIEST experience! It was more of an ice cream stand and the guy working there was from India and didn't really speak english very well. When he gave one of the kids their cone I asked, "What do you say?" Immediately the guy working there answered "thank you". He thought that I was talking to him! I tried to explain but it was so awkward and emberassing for all of us. Mark and I laughed the whole night about it.

Quinn LOVED the rock wall. She has a very stubborn and strong willed personality and she seems to almost thrive when she is challenged. Even though that rock wall was very difficult for her to climb she did it over and over again the entire time. We always joke that she is an adrenaline junkie because she loves to go fast or high or upside down...whatever is the craziest.They got this really cool new pirate ship that has a cannon you can move around, ladders and flags and treasure etc. the kids loved it! Even though it was about 85 degrees today, Collin showed his true Seattle spirit and wore jeans and a long sleeved shirt!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mother's Day Lunch

For Mother's Day this year I was invited to Collin's preschool for a luncheon. It was SO cute! His teacher is absolutely amazing. When I got there Collin escorted me upstairs and showed me into Debbie's dinning room where the table was set with a table cloth, nice plates and glasses and best of all a beautiful card that Collin made me! Next the kids took their mom's plates into the kitchen where Debbie dished us up a really beautiful serving of chicken salad (only one plate got broken in the process). While the mom's ate Debbie had the kids eat in the kitchen so the mom's could talk. After lunch, the kids cleared our plates and brought us in some delicious strawberry shortcake. While we ate the kids sang to us, and then gave us a necklace that they made and then Debbie read to us a list of questions that she asked the kids and the answers that they gave about us. It was such a special afternoon and I felt so loved and grateful for my children. Thanks Collin!
This is Collin and his buddy Seth (the only other boy in the class).
They just happened to be wearing the same thing.

This tasted as good as it looks!

Collin waited on me the entire time!
Collin was pretty shy during the presentation.

Here's a you tube video of the song they sang.