Thursday, December 28, 2017

September 2017

In September, Sammy formed a special bond with the dog of our elderly neighbor, Mary Lou.  Mary Lou is delighted to have us stop by once a week or so for Sammy to pet Perrita.  Since Mary Lou can't get out very much, we take Perrita for walks sometimes, too.  
 Jared started going to public school for half an hour a day four days a week.  This was his first day of school.  He goes for PE and music, and he likes it a lot. 
 Eloise and B started doing PeeWee soccer.  On their first day of soccer they were outside getting ready.  B threw his arms around Eloise in a hug, and her tooth popped out! 
 She had been resisting pulling that tooth for a long time.  B didn't even touch her mouth.  He hugged her from behind. 
 B's team was the Cheetahs. 
 Eloise played for the Vipers.  B was in the 3-4 year old division, and Eloise was in 5-6.  They were both ecstatic about playing soccer. 
 Sammy adopted this squash as a pet.  It's name is Goldie.  It goes everywhere with us, and it sleeps in Sammy's room.  Sometimes he puts doll clothes on it.  Every time I serve squash for dinner he has to make sure Goldie is accounted for before he will eat.  They really have something special. 
 We went to the Pacific Science Center. 
 Jared dared me to ride the high wire bike.  I understand that the bike balances because of science, but that doesn't make it less unnerving. 
 Jared likes to be destructive/creative. 
 Yep.  They are definitely my kids. 
 More soccer happened.  When it isn't B's turn to play, he likes to make sand angels in the baseball diamond. 
 B and Daddy had a date to the air harbor to watch the seaplanes take off. 
 Todd had a business trip to California, so we went to Chick-Fil-A for dinner.  Sammy thought that the fork in his bag was his prize.  He was so happy with the fork that I never actually showed him the real prize. 

 Sammy started riding his balance bike.  Mostly he walked it, but he has really taken off on it since then. 
 We discovered Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park in Redmond.  I can't believe we never found this one when we were doing our 60 parks of summer last year.  This place is great. 
 We did some educational games and then we even went for a little hike. 
 We made the mistake of trying to follow a trail that appeared on the map, but never actually materialized in person, and we all came out a little scratched, and with soggy shoes.  We found this tree that looked like an elephant, and that was cool. 
 We had a late season beach day. 
 We rounded out the month with our church's semi-annual general conference broadcast on September 30 and October 1.  This is one of our favorite times of the year.  We get to hear what a living prophet has to say to us.  We always celebrate with cinnamon rolls and crafts while we watch. 
We also had more soccer.  Life slows down a little bit when school starts again. 

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