Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Visit with Santa

We headed downtown to see Santa.  The girls got all dressed up and we rode light rail into town.  Lily is always disappointed when we ride Max because no Uncle Jim and no doughnuts.  Lily is quite the pro of the Santa business, but Cora was not a fan of the man in red.
Lily very carefully told Santa what was on her list.  

Lily smiled like an angel, Cora not so much.  

10 seconds after the Santa incident.  She recovered quickly. 

The monorail that Mom use to ride as a kid.  

Lily writing a letter to Santa

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Big City Living

We were excited to take advantage of all the fun kids activities in the big city. 

After dropping Mark at the airport, we went to Spark's Art Center.  There was finger painting. 

Lily made some "designs" she says. 

Something crazy with pipets, a salad spinner, and coffee filters. 

Cora liked the stamping.  

On Tuesday we went to the library and our favorite self serve yogurt and topping place.  On Wednesday, we went to the bounce house.  They both loved it.  Even the big slides.  Then we went to Nana's for milkshakes. 

And today, the Children's museum.  Lily played with the kitties and the doggies. 

Cora loved the grocery store. 

And she could have spent a lot more at the water station.  But, I think over 3 hours at the museum was long enough. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween 2014

This Halloween lasted a whole week and stretched across two states.  It was a lot of fun.  Lily never wore the same costume twice and Cora would not wear a costume.  Funny girls. 
Uncle Ralph sent us a recipe so we made some ghost cookies. 

At the Skagway Rec Center, Lily went as Ariel. 

Lily with Lyla, the witch, a friend from school 

Preschool friends

Cora did not get to go because it was nap time, but she did like the prize Lily picked out. 

We trick or treated at Cousin Laurens.  Cora would not wear a costume, but liked the candy. 

And we stopped at Uncle Matt's.  Notice the empty candy bowl.  The girls took it all.  We also stopped at Grandma and Grandpa's but I need to get the photos from Grandpa. 
Now to the pumpkin patch in Oregon. 

We trick or treated at Grandpa Davey and Judy's house. 
We went to the Halloween Party at GG's School. 

Cora liked Judy's hat. 

We had dinner at Audrey and Kate's house.
The whole trick or treat crew. 
Dinner was mummy dogs, banana ghosts, and oranges. 
Kate made Cora a kitty. 
Kate shared her face paint with everyone. 
Lily told everyone she was a ballerina. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014


Jacqueline wanted to go to Atlin for the weekend, and the surprising thing was that she wanted to go with us.  Yes, we are entertaining but leave a lot of crumbs and wake up early among other things.  But we had a great time.  The fall colors were beautiful, the cabin was amazing, and we ate a lot of good food.

PS:  You might be thinking "wow, she never puts anything on the blog anymore."  Well, when you travel with Jacqueline she also takes the photos.  Every last one of these.  I would blog if someone would take the photos.  

Road side pit stop

To play ponies on the bumper

But not everyone thought we should get back in.  Granted she just puked.  But not to worry, Jacqueline was quick and caught it all in the bag.  I tell you, its great to travel with Jacqueline. 

Good times jumping on the bed

More ponies with chocolate milk mustaches, Lily that is, not the ponies.

Downtown Atlin.  Really not much there.  The boat and the foot path.  And a small grocery store that made us appreciate the Fairway Market, but we did find princess gummies there. 

Those are the princess gummies. 

Jacqueline made a cake for Lily to decorate.  Lily ate her piece in two seconds.  It was amazing. 

Someone sucked, not ate, her blue pretzel M&M.  This is what happens. 

We made mud pies at the beach.

And found a teepee to play in

You know its a vacation when you get to eat and drink in bed.