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Happy Halloween!


Watch out – there are power rangers (red) and monkey/ballerinas running loose out there!  Happy Halloween everyone!  Some of them even have dracula fangs (or as Alex thinks they are called “vangs”)!



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You know what we’ll be doing on Monday night?


Hoping for a touchdown!!!!







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I recently visited Flower World – one of the best plant nurseries ever – if you ask me.  I had a couple of things I was looking for and then these hit me – so beautiful and so explosive with their color, texture and form. 




Look at me!


Here I am!


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And my leaf throwing girl too!  She had such fun and can now even say “flower world” as cute as a 2 1/2 year old can.  Training her young!


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Haircut time



Who evented such a thing – a haircut place where you can watch sports?  Well, in fact, they’ve invented it for boys/men who just have to get their haircut on a Sunday during football season…


(Or for Mom’s who are willing to take their boy to get his haircut because she’s tired of the wiggling, asking how much longer, and the whining during the times when I’ve cut his hair)


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Sara even loved the place.  She was just staying back and watching the game. 


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But, to the boys who still need to hold their Mom’s hand sometimes, I love you stinkyface!


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Yep, that’s him – watching intently on the mini screens right by the station.

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Mr. Handsome himself. I was very proud of him because he told the hairstylist he DIDN’T want gel.  I guess, the first and only other time he has gone to a barber, they put gel in it and he hated it.  He said upfront, no gel and when asked, no blowdryer.  Just pure handsome. 


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Then, checking out the game again before we leave, can’t miss a minute of it I guess!


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Sara and her trike


Sara has this trike thing figured out.  She’s pedaling, going UP hills, and coming down FAST, just like her brother. 



First, she actually pedals uphill – not an easy task for a 2.5 year old.  Sometimes she just stands up and walks it up, too.  The goal?  To get to the mailboxes to then turn around and start the fun.



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Here’s where the FUN starts.  Slowly, but gaining speed with every inch, she speeds down the hill (dangerously since apparantely I’m just realizing right now she’s not wearing a helmet, bad mama!)


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And at the bottom of the hill turning into our driveway at her full speed and loving every second of it!  She’s getting to be more and more a daredevil every day!


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What every little boy wants



Can you tell what this says?



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Seattle fun day

We went to downtown Seattle last weekend.  We had a ton of fun.  We wanted to try out the new Ferris Wheel by the waterfront and it was such a beautiful day, so we went! 


It was BIG!  We were a little worried that Sara would not want to get on.  But, she did and didn’t think anything of it. 



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We then went into the building right next to the Ferris wheel and rode the carousel.  Now, the kids LOVED this.  This might have been the best part of their day.  And it was only $2.50 per ride per kid.  Cheap!  Especially when compared to the Ferris Wheel and Space Needle…  We could’ve rode this thing 20 times in a row and had happy kiddos (for the same price…).


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And, since we’re both locals – we’ve never taken our kids to the Space Needle. Horrible, no?  Thought about it many many times, but never did it. It was always Summer and too many tourists, etc. But, we finally did that one too!


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The kids loved this “magic” vendor who did all sorts of tricks for them.  Gave them balloon animals and Alex was REALLY loving the magic.  I think he wants to learn more about it and do tricks for everyone.  He really sees the magic and is so impressed by it all. 


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We got up into the Space Needle and that is where the breakdown happened.  Not for the 2 year old that was pushing her nap, no.   The 5 year old.  He’s constantly in an attention or power struggle with one or both of us.  Yes, we were those people up in the Space Needle.  We had a screaming/raging child who were were just trying to get him to calm down.  And he wasn’t having anything even remotely suggesting he was sharing anything with his sibling.  We finally got him calmed down, but didn’t really enjoy this location to it’s fullest. 


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We had lunch and that seemed to help.  Even though we focus very much on keeping our kids tummies full as they definitely tend to break down if hungry or thirsty.  The break and the time sitting down seemed to help everyone and on the way out we spied a zip line.  Well, that was just too much and Alex wanted to do it.  So, they hooked him up and away he went (just like Papa T.).


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