‘Tis the season for visiting Swanson’s! The Ballard nursery puts on the best free holiday fun every single year.
Almost as good as going to a real Christmas tree farm. Except there’s a greenhouse roof shielding us from the rain, and no muddy fields to slog through.
Sometimes the anticipation is better than a picture of the actual model train.
Sneaking a ride on the big man’s sleigh.
Splurged on a fancy shortbread cookie in honor of Joseph having a great week at school. It didn’t taste that great, but it sure was cute.
I voted for the first time when I was 25. Not out of laziness, but because I’d just gotten my citizenship four months earlier. Casting that initial ballot felt incredible. My boys are 5 and 1, too little to understand this Clinton v. Trump business. But just by being born here (specifically, Swedish Ballard), they will get to choose their president when they turn 18. Voting is a gift. I hope my kids will never take it for granted.
More parents’ thoughts on this election day here.
The best part of fall is walking home slowly, picking up pretty leaves all along the way.
We can have lots of good fun that is funny! Happy trick-or-treating!
I set up my camera on a tripod, and my mom took these pictures for us!
Paul’s class celebrated Halloween on Friday, with all the kids in costume and a mini pumpkin patch on the front lawn. Teacher Amy dressed up as the Cat in the Hat, a perfect match for Paul.
Also, the new fall bulletin board. It’s not perfect, but it’s the best I could do with a crying baby in one arm and a staple gun in the other. Quite a workout!