Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Egg Hunt Pics

My friend and I hosted an easter egg hunt this past Saturday. We had a lot of fun with all the planning and preparations, but the best part was seeing how much fun the kids had looking for their eggs. We had a little brunch beforehand while we hid the eggs. Despite the threatening clouds and earlier rain, we were lucky enough to have a few hours of dry weather during the party :) Here are some pics of our brunch.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Feeding the ducks on a Friday

Every Friday at 5pm Marilee and Ethan pick me up from work and we go on a family date. Usually this means getting a few gyros at Santorini's (see map below), and hanging out at the Kirkland waterfront. This is particularly enjoyable when the weather is nice. Down at the waterfront there are several ducks who happily dispose of our molding hot dog buns. These ducks are very unabashed, and as you can see in the photos, they'll come right up to your feet and eat. In fact, because Ethan is a rather short little fellow, the ducks don't even have to wait for Ethan to throw the pieces of bread. They just have to wait until he has them in his hand. If you look closely at the third picture, you'll see that Ethan is backed up against the retaining wall. This occurred after the ducks realized they could reach his hands and snapped a few pieces from his fingertips. I think he handled it pretty well. This is one of our favorite times of the week.

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Welcoming spring in the yard

Marilee saved up for some shrubs and flowers and really spruced up the flower bed in our front yard.  I think it looks great :)