Monday, September 15, 2008

Favorite time of year

D: In my opinion, Fall is the most enjoyable time of year in Seattle. The weather is just perfect; not too hot and not too cool. There hasn’t been a drop of rain in weeks and the skies remain bright blue all day long. We wake up to a distant view through our front window of the sun rising on Mt Rainier and we enjoy the most amazing sunsets over the Puget Sound behind the Olympic Mountains. (Unfortunately soon these views will all but vanish and are replaced by thick grey clouds for several months.)


We have been enjoying every moment of these blissful days with many firsts for the Deuce. Several weeks ago W and I took them to the Washington State Fair. Until now, I didn’t even know that Washington had a state fair. But now, as a mom, I am finding myself searching for places to see live cows for my children to “mooo” at. And boy did they 'mooo'! And ‘oink’ and ‘neigh’ and ‘squeak’ and ‘quack’. They were also big fans of the fair food.


We have done an overhaul on our yard this past summer making it both Deuce proof and fun for the boys to enjoy hours of playtime. 140 Feet of cedar fence, several yards of sod, one sandbox later, and a few donated plastic play things later, we are quite happy with our extended living/play space. It is so wonderful having the freedom to just open the door and let the boys run out into the yard knowing there are relatively few things that they could destroy or hurt themselves with. Lately we’ve been playing in the water, hunting for spiders, making obstacle courses, pointing out every single plane that flies over head and ‘camping’ in our tent.




Last night we met some friends for a picturesque beachside bbq, to celebrate a friend’s birthday. They boys chased balloons along the sand, kicked dirt in their hair, tossed Frisbees, dug in the dirt, blew bubbles, ate water melon, roasted marshmallows and wowed at the big boats coming into the harbor.


We've also been riding the ferry, visiting friend's pools, enjoying Gas Works park, frequently visiting the Woodland Park Zoo, and splashing in what ever mud puddles we can find. Enjoy the rest of your sunshine days!






Posted by Walker Lockhart @ 9:44 PM

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hey kiddos....just looking through a bunch of these photos and loving them! the photo of the boys in front of the waterfall, and then the one of Finn in the pink goggles are my faves. these dudes are just too adorable. keep the good stuff coming!

hugs from the canucky keegans,

Posted by Blogger The Keegans @ Sunday, September 28, 2008 3:20:00 PM #
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