Monthly Archives: February 2020


Here is a bit of what we were up to in February:
Kieron and I went to see She Loves Me at the Issaquah Village Theatre. This is the musical that inspired the movie, You’ve Got Mail. It was a sweet, uplifting romantic comedy that left us both smiling.

Layla and Daddy went to another father-daughter dance together. It was a Hawaiian theme.

Kieron likes to love on the barn cats at riding lessons

A little art project – decorating tracings of themselves

Layla, modeling a shawl made by Nana

We participated in the standing broom challenge

Avery played a great season of basketball on the 7th grade JV team.

Avery got the Coach’s Award at the end of the season

Layla at swimming lessons. She was the girl constantly asking her swim instructor, “can I go first?!”

Playdate with Harper

Lunch date at The Club

Our friend and Bellingham neighbor, Mary, made us one of her guardians for our home. It’s a guardian of the family and includes nautical nods like sailboats and shells, a map spanning from Mount Baker to Mount Rainier with the key hole on Snoqualmie, and a top at the bottom. Whenever we went to Jeff & Mary’s home she gave our kids a basket of tops to spin and entertain them while we adults visited.

Preschool buddies, Harper & Layla

Avery, the loan shark gave Kieron a (semi-predatory) loan so he could purchase a new iPad. Kieron had to work pretty hard to pay it off!

Art time

Brushing her hair

Valentine’s hearts on the kids doors

More preschool pics. With Angelo & Ryan

With Harper and Cat

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Puppy Fun

February brought with it lots of puppy fun for our family. Here are a ton of pics of Phoebe!


It’s official! Making her tag at the pet store.

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Oregon Coast

On a whim we decided to go to Neskowin for a few days over mid-winter break. Nana generously let us stay in her two adjacent condos. We lucked out and got amazing sunny (even warm, to us northwesterners) weather. The kids ditched their boots and went barefoot on the beach. There was tons of fort building, movie nights, and exploring the beach.

In the car. Phoebe was barking in her crate. We quickly discovered she was much better behaved up with the humans. Guess she’s training us well!

Tired dog

We stopped by Jacobsen Salt Co. Jonathan’s crew teammate’s brother owns it.

Had to stop by Tillamook for grilled cheese and ice cream!

Layla found this little calf to take care of.

She fed it for a looooong time!

Meanwhile her brothers learned about how cheese and milk are made.

Still feeding the calf!

A few more pics from the beach.

Stopped by Burgerville on the way home

This girl needed a bath when we got home!

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Dance Lessons

Winter brings with it the start of recital season for Layla. This year she is in a tap/ballet combo class and is working on a tap routine to When I’m Older, from Frozen II. They are so precious!


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At the end February my friend Aimee and I surprised our girls with their first theatre experience. Frozen was at The Paramount, which meant lots of little Seattle girls got their introduction to musicals! The show was so good and even had a couple of extra scenes. Not gonna lie, I cried during Let it Go. It was so fun getting to see this show with Layla.

Maggie & Layla – or – Elsa (from Frozen ) & Elsa (from Frozen II)

A couple pics at the house before we left. She was so excited to wear her Elsa dress, but I think she was even more excited about her Elsa braid!

Selfie before heading out

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