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May

It is almost October. Between putting our house on the market, moving a family of six to a new town (more on that in a later post), getting settled in the new house, and school starting, it has been a crazy few months for the King family. It’s now a month into the school year and I am just starting to feel slightly “normal” again and like we’re settling into a groove. (Just in time for the holidays.) So it’s time I catch up on blogging. Expect a ton of posts over the next couple weeks with hasty writing and waaaay too many photos. Sorry, I just don’t have the time or energy to cull them as much as I should! But I’m glad to make the family blog a priority again. I do love having the record to look back on!

I present to you: Early May

Layla loves playing peek-a-boo from under her crib

Avery with a temporary pet salamander

Cute sleeping baby pic!

I took the littles to Sno Valley Coffee Company for some cocoa and treats

Then off to a local park

Look who likes to cruise around the playground now!

The boys enjoying iPad time together

At another park, this time in Issaquah Highlands

And this time at Lake Sammamish’s new and improved park

These two!

Silas was SOOOO excited for his kindergarten screener at Timber Ridge Elementary

Here he is practicing locking up his bike

Riding on the little train

Kieron’s 1st Grade concert. He’s in a blue shirt in the middle row, toward the left side

Won’t this be fun to move?! (But too good a deal to pass up at the local garage sale.)

This girl loves strawberries!

Sleepover with the cousins. We found Avery and Andrew like this:

And Silas was totally passed out

Avery at parkour

Meanwhile Kieron and Louis were having a ball in the waiting room

School day mornings with Hamza. Really going to miss him!

What can’t you learn from YouTube? Here’s the boys trying to learn to blow bubbles.

Little lady loves swings

Avery is so sweet with his little sis

Another park photo

On a hike

Found this gem on the camera roll. She was mad about something!

In this pic Layla is dancing in front of the fireplace, watching her reflection in the glass!

Flowers for Mother’s Day

At Paddle Fest at Lake Sammamish

At Jim & Renee Warrick’s house for a crew BBQ

Layla loved this creepy little remote control dinosaur

WWU Varsity Crew team

And with their coxswain!

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Layla – 11 Months Old

Sweet Layla turned 11 months old last week. It’s hard to believe we’ll celebrate her first birthday in less than a month. She is such a sweet, cheerful, expressive, social little girl, and she loves hanging out with her big brothers. She is changing every day and it is so fun watching her grow!

Blowing kisses

  

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April

Here’s the rest of what we were up to in April:

These two!

“The hills are alive…”

On a walk with my little man. Hard to believe he’ll be in kindergarten in four months!

Look carefully. That’s a baby bunny in our strawberry patch (toward the front). We discovered four of them in a little nest when we were preparing our beds for planting. By the time we realized these were cute little bunnies and not mice, Jonathan had already scooped most of them out with a shovel. We decided the best thing to do would be to relocate them to a nearby safe spot in the woods and hope their mother found them. I’m not gonna lie, there were some tears. Jonathan went back a couple of times to check on them over the next few days and reported that they were still there and there appeared to be more fur/nest stuff on top of them. So we think Mama came back!

Awwww!

Layla plays at the park now

This little leftie loves to do school work! He plowed through 18 pages front & back and was still asking for more!

Celebrating Grammy’s 16th birthday

Reading to their sister

Our neighborhood had an Easter egg scavenger hunt the week prior to Easter. So the boys and I searched the trails for plastic eggs with stamps in them. Pretty fun idea!

Layla modeling an outfit by Nana

At the park with Kieron

A Tiger Scouts outing

Some bedtime shenanigans

Look at Avery go on the peg board at parkour!

The boys split a good portion of spring break with their grandparents. Here’s Jonathan, Layla and me out just the three of us.

At Mallard Ice Cream in Bellingham

At Wander Brewery
    

At Aslan Brewery
  

Kieron at Nana’s

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Easter 2017

We had a fun Easter this year with our little bunnies. Don’t they look cute all dressed up together?!

Layla in her Easter dress

The Easter baskets

The day before we participated in our neighborhood Easter egg hunt. Avery was in the older kids group.

Meanwhile, Kieron & Silas were good partners in their age group.







Layla loves Brooklyn

Look who found a golden egg!

Avery and Hayden – besties!

Silas thought it was a good idea to unwrap his chocolate eggs!

Later, back at home.






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Jonathan’s Birthday

We celebrated Jonathan’s birthday at the beginning of April. Nana came up and celebrated with us. Per Jonathan’s request, we had German chocolate cake and went to lunch at Elysian Brewery in Seattle.





At Volunteer Park. Layla loves the swings.


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