Monday, July 27, 2015

Uncle Mikko visiting

My brother Mikko is visiting for a couple weeks and we're trying to make the most of it.

Andrew celebrated by getting a mosquito bite near his eye. It was perfect timing to go along with Allie and Andrew's new favorite book Rude Cakes, where the cakes are ill-behaved but the cyclopses are polite and courteous. Every night after I finish reading it, I jokingly declare that Allie and Andrew are rude cakes to which Allie declares that, no, they are cyclopses.  I guess she said it enough to make it true!

Other than making fun of Andrew, we all went together to see a new ball pit themed exhibit at a local museum.

Allie was so excited on the train.  Right as we were getting off, she spotted a friend from her school getting off the next car so we all went in together.  She loved having her friend there with her.

We all had fun in the balls.  It's been a long time since I was in a ball pit, but I must say I enjoyed it just as much as I remember liking them as a kid.


After we'd had enough of the ball pit, the kids went to play in a special kids' building area.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Beach!

We spent last week at the beach with some friends and had a great time.  

We had some great food...

Took a lot of walks...

Built objects out of clay dug out of the sand...

Hung out in the yard... 

Played in the house... 


Did some shopping...

But most importantly, we hung out at the beach...




Happy Birthday Andrew

Our little boy is officially one.  My, how he has grown.

Monday, July 6, 2015

New carseats

Andrew was quickly outgrowing his infant carseat so we switched him to Allie's toddler carseat and bought her a new big kid high-back booster seat.  They are both thrilled. Allie is particularly proud that she has a seat belt like the grownups in the front seats and Andrew is much happier being able to see out the windows.  

They're growing up so fast!

More photos from Allie's beach trip

She really had a great time...