We went to Seward Park yesterday, where the Audobon Society was having a winter festival. There was a group of kids tagging birds, and we got to pet a chickadee that they tagged and released. We also took a hayride around the park.
Thanksgiving 2009. We took our first trip as a family of 4 to Leavenworth, WA to do some winter hiking.
Leavenworth is a town on the East of the Cascades that has remade itself as a Bavarian village, complete with bad German. It also has lots of Christmas lights - overall very cheesy, but close to great hiking.
On the way there, we stopped at Stevens Pass on Rte 2 for Maeve to play on the snow. Here's some snow running. A good game.
One day we went hiking on an old rail-trail down by the Wentatchee River.
Another day we went hiking up Icicle gorge. There was more snow there, so Maeve got to hike on snow and eat ice.
On our way home, we stopped by Snoqualmie Pass for more fun in the snow.
Silas has started to like to get help to sit and stand up. He's quite strong.
Maeve and Daddy enjoyed playing in the baby swings at the park. Maeve was running into Daddy and having a great time.
Silas with Daddy at Wallingford Park. He's all warm in his winter suit.
For Halloween, Maeve was a monster. She didn't wear her monster head very much, but here's where we're walking from our house down to the main business district in Wallingford, where they had trick or treating at the business starting at 3 PM. We were meeting Dagan, Kyna, and Scott at 4 PM. The view here is of Meridian Avenue, one door down from our house.
At Fainting Goat Gelato, instead of giving out candy, they gave the kids free icecream. Maeve got mint and Dagan got raspberry. Dagan was a cool dragon.
Maeve enjoyed walking with Kyna, so here's Kyna with both kids with Scott and Cat (pushing Silas) taking up the rear.
Maeve and I were worms for the children's parade at the Seattle Tilth Harvest Fair. We also got to pet chickens and goats, and I bought winter cover crop seed for my garden. Maeve also had her face painted, got fruit and veggie samples, and honey in her hair after looking at the beehive and sampling honey.
Silas got his second bottle in preparation for Mommy going back to work in a couple of weeks. He likes the bottle fine once he figures out that it's full of milk.
We had an enormous sunflower in our garden. It's less impressive bent over but will still hopefully provide lots of seeds. Maeve's enjoyed watching it grow and said the birds could have the seeds from one of the smaller plants, but this one is for people.
Here's Silas in his jedi-knight outfit with a nice smile at almost 8 weeks.