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Railroad Days

In min-August we went to the annual pancake breakfast at the fire station followed by Railroad Days in downtown Snoqualmie. The weather was beautiful and warm, we saw lots of friends, and enjoyed a yummy breakfast we didn’t have to cook!

Hayden, Sebastian, Avery & Kieron
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The boys touring the firetruck
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We marched in the parade with our State Senator, Mark Mullet. He owns Zeek’s Pizza and Ben & Jerry’s in Issaquah (which we are known to frequent) and is running for re-election. We helped out with his campaign four years ago, and although things have been a little too hectic at our house to volunteer as much this year, we were happy to join him at the parade. We told him this was the last time we would supply a baby though! 😉

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Her first involvement in local politics
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Candy passer-outers
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Me & JacquiIMG_0819
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Little boys love trains! #BringbacktheMullet
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Tooth Fairy

The tooth fairy has been busy lately. And we should know, she’s been at our house a lot lately. On this particular night pictured below, Avery pulled out not one, but two of his molars!IMG_0599

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For a few nights Avery worked on extracting Kieron’s very stubborn two front teeth. We were impressed at both how cooperative and trusting Kieron was, and how serious Avery was.
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Eventually Kieron’s stragglers, which had been hanging on for dear life, making him resemble an alpaca with snaggle teeth, FINALLY kicked the bucket. He lost his first front tooth one night, and the other the next. We were all relieved when they finally went. IMG_0758 IMG_0759

Ultimately Daddy wiggled them loose with a little iPhone distractionIMG_0763

Happy boy can bite again without wincing!IMG_0765

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Newborn Photo Shoots

The newborn days are magical and they go by so fast. We try to remember to lots of pictures. Here are some of our favorite more staged photos we’ve taken.

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I found this cute idea on Pinterest
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Then I decided if she gets to dress up in a tutu, why shouldn’t her brothers get to dress up too? They loved it!
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Hospital Photo Shoot

A photographer came to the hospital and took some newborn photos of Layla. Not that we’re biased, but we think they turned out super cute!

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April

Here’s some more of what we were up to in April.

Kieron and Silas hiking Boulder Garden Loop with Daddy
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Kieron got a new pair of glasses – sports goggles. They are perfect for our rough and tumble little boy, and the transition lenses are awesome for summer!IMG_9114

Avery still loves parkour. Look at his muscles working here!
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Completing an obstacle course. Avery always leaves class sweaty and red-faced.
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Silas and his pal, Buddha
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I went to Utah with Jonathan for his +1 dinner for work. It was fun getting to see where he goes while he’s there and meeting some of the people he works with. We spent a day in Salt Lake City, and here we are at Park City the following day.
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Avery and Kieron did a track camp over spring break. Their favorite events were the non-running ones. 🙂 Here’s Kieron throwing the javelin.
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Kieron doing the long jumpIMG_9178

Avery throwing the javelin
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Picnic in the backyard
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Kieron in his Kindergarten Opera, The Three Nanny Goats Gruff. IMG_9381

He was on cloud nine after the performance. I wasn’t expecting it from him, but the stage seemed to invigorate him!IMG_9383

Waiting for lunch at Zeek’s Pizza.IMG_9386

Silas has been on a sneaky streak lately. Here he is after giving himself a bang trim. On this particular afternoon he also snuck some treats from the pantry and stamped our return address in several spots on the family room wall.
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His “after” shot
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The boys performing a duet together before swimming lessons
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