Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Shopping Extravaganza

Almost every day that Autumn is in training, Kylie and I head out to Costco or Target to shop for our two year supply of consumables and return home with a rental car laden with industrial sized laundry detergent and fifty cans of beans. It's not exactly the most entertaining activity with / for a two-year old, but we try to make it as fun as possible.

"DAD! HELP! This backpack is TOO big!"

Trying on hats at Marshalls...
...Go ahead, it's Marshalls!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Visit with Aunt Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn came out to visit for a long weekend. Unfortunately it coincided with some awful winter weather. But I always say that if you let bad weather stop you in DC, then you would never be able to do anything here! haha! We faced bitter cold and a blizzard, but visited the National Mall twice. Otherwise, we just laid low, braved a typical NoVa power outage and had a great time!

 Ridin' the Metro

 Say brrrr!

 A beautiful, but cold day for visiting the Mall

 Cutie cheeks!

My first attempt at using the veggie noodler

 Braving the storm...

 Honest Abe

 Blizzard cam

 Korean War Memorial

 Pretending to be happy in the snow...

 ...actually happy to be out in the snow!

 WWII Memorial

Back home safe and sound to bake cookies!
Kylie's "helpful" method for adding the chocolate chips and M&M's is to put them in one at a time!

Thanks for a great visit Jacquelyn!!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Visit with Grandma Cathy

My mom came out for a week-long visit with Kylie (FREE thanks to airline miles!!), which was both fun and a huge help! We squeezed in a couple of date nights, caught up with some old friends, and shopped 'til we dropped. 

Story time at Tudor Tots in DC

 Oh no! A wild bear!

 Greetings from the Washington Monument

 K & Grandma at the Museum of Natural History


 Checkin' out dinos with Aya

 Happy Valentine's Day!
 Thanks Grandma Julie!


 Disney on Ice!

 Woo hoo!

 Help! I'm trapped!


Love you Grandma Cathy!
Thanks for playing with me all week!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

From KF to DC

We had such a wonderful time in Kettle Falls reconnecting with family and friends! It's fun to start a new chapter in our lives, coming back to DC to reconnect with more family and friends before we head out into the Pacific! Here are a few random photos from the past few weeks:

 I'm so fancy!

 Seahawks cocktail!

 Future musician?

 Seahawks cupcake!

 Moving day with just a few suitcases....

 A snowy wood on Groundhog's Day

 Stocking up with Aya-zinha!

 Pony bed!

 Stacking up our own ice palaces with blocks at the Building Museum