Monday, June 16, 2008

Father's Day

Hope everyone had a terrific Father's Day. After breakfast in bed with a yummy meal prepared by Sarah Beth, Jeff and the girls made a homemade kite to take with us on our trip to Gas Works Park. Jeff and Emily also made the most awesome lemonade. It was good we drank it all before we left on our picinic!

The weather was picture perfect. It actually was very toasty and Sarah Beth and I were sunburned on our faces. The view was spectactular. The Seattle skyline, Lake Union and all the boats criss crossing, and the dozen or so kites that were flying high in the sky. We tried very hard to get our kit up in the air to no avail. To heavy, so back to the drawing board the girls go.

I cooked Jeff's favorite dinner with a twist. Orange Beef Stroganoff. Through out the day the kids gave Jeff several gifts; a Mariner's hat, a big jug to drink from, navy blue crocks, a Greatest Dad t-shirt, and a mini ice tea maker. Jeff loved his gifts including a low key day and nap.

Hope your day was great too!

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Quack, Quack!

Ahoy there me mates!
What a grand day we had on Saturday, June 14Th. The RMH celebrated Father's Day, a day early by arranging for the DUCK vehicles to come to the house, pick up families and take us on a ride to Lake Union and IN Lake Union!

What a great time we had. The weather was picture perfect. It actually felt like summer for a change. Everyone has been calling this month Junuary because it has been so very unseasonably cold.

Our driver was insane and played great music and it was choreographed to some serious staging of costumes and gags on his part. The kids had a great time, Jeff did not get motion sickness and Joseph was completely worn out by the time we got back.

The RMH foundation threw a huge BBQ when we arrived back at the house. Oh did I mention the woods behind our house caught on fire just before we left on the DUCK? We thought they were giving new meaning to the word huge BBQ! Joseph and all the kids were so excited. There were firetrucks, police cars, ambulances, EMT trucks and just about every other emergency vehicle here when the DUCK vehicles rolled up. And here we though the we not scheduled to visit to RMH until Wednesday!

Hope you enjoy the pictures. Don't forget to stop over at for more details of Joseph and the girls!

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Mariners Game

Our first week was so jam packed with activities, the Seattle Mariners Game was one of them. The night was miserable. It was cold, major down pour and we were so thankful that the stadium roof was retractable and we were in covered seats! Thankfully Janet brought a blanket so we could snuggle together and keep warm. Jeff sat with Barbara, Janet sat with friends from work and the kids and I sat together.
Before the game we went to this great spot over in Ballard called Scooter's Grill for dinner. They had the BEST milkshakes in the world. Every flavor imagined and were hand made. The burgers were grilled with any kind of fixings and hand cut french fries. Can you say yum! I wish that all the pictures I took at the stadium turned out but this is when my new camera malfunctioned and delted more than 50 pictures.
We had a great time. None of use had ever been to a major league game before so that made this even more fun. Enjoy the pictures.

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Seattle Aquarium pictures

Click to play Sprouses at Seattle Aquarium 6/08
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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Woodland Park Zoo

What a great was had by all! We were dog tired by the time the day ended. It was down right cold when the day started, about 45 degrees. It never really went above 50degress all day and it was cloudy. Kept the crowd down.

The highlight of the day came when the children got to feed the giraffes. We love the giraffes and to get to feed them, WOW! Joseph has never shown and interest before, but this time after watching the girls, he ran up to the feed stand and did it too! I loved it. He lost intrest when he finished and found out that he could not pet them. :0)

My camera malfunctioned and I lost the pictures of the baby gorilla that was born about a month ago. She was cuddling with her Momma right beside the viewing window. Joseph very gently and quietly got right up against the glass and said, "Aw, look at the sleeping baby". The penguins are gone because they are getting new digs. The new attraction is the flamingo's. It is so funny to see these birds in such a cool climate. You know they are wondering what the heck they did to get an assignment here!

Hope you enjoy the pictures. It was hard to select which pictures to use since between Sarah and I we took nearly 200! I think 100 of them were the giraffes.

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