Here are some of the things that we have been up to lately:
Fall has officially descended upon the greater Seattle area, and we've had rain for four or five days straight now. Today, I finally got the kiddos to go play "puddle ducks" outside.
The water runs off our front porch in kind of a funny way, so we always have this sinkhole where it drains. Ande and Kyle love to play in it though. Ande is splashing, and Kyle is sticking his naked bare feet into the water and then shouting "Ew! Ew! Ew!" which made me laugh hysterically.
We picked blackberries.
We picked blueberries.
We had Kyle's big boy second birthday (which is still a little scary for his mama).
My parents came out to visit us (for the big man's b-day).
We've gone to the zoo a couple of times.
We've gone to the aquarium a couple of times.
We visited Pike Street Market, about which --eesh-- all I can say is that I have absolutely no desire to ever go back again.
We attempted to go to the ocean, only to get rained out.
We visited Cle Elum, which has a very nice little bakery by the way.
We've shared colds (thank you local school district).
And watched more than our fair share of Disney movies.
We've also played lots of kick-a-ball and blown at least a couple million bubbles at the local parks.
So, while I am sadly remiss as a parent in my photo-taking, it appears that our Summer wasn't *entirely* wasted.
It's still incredibly sad to me though that we've been ready to pick pumpkins for a month due to the chilly weather, and that the sun has apparently gone into hibernation until next July 5th.
I'm beginning to think that Arizona could be a wonderful place to live....