April 2012

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Easter Weekend

We had quite the Easter weekend this year. On Saturday we spent the day at Grammie and Pop Pop’s house in Corvallis.

Luca shows Mama and Grammie how to dye eggs. Auntie Rebecca had the idea to put the eggs inside whisks for easier handling with less mess. Ingenious!

Cousin Trenton doesn’t need as much supervision.

Hurry up and dry!

Trenton created quite a crowd of silly egg faces.

Luca went for a more abstract look.

Time for the egg hunt! This year, as a rare treat, we had a break from the rain and were able to hide the eggs outside. 

Got one!

Trenton offers to help Luca find a tricky egg.

Wait, where is it??

Here, let me show you.

Okay, got it!

Luca had to stand on this tree stump on his way to almost every egg, no matter which direction he was going.

Silly cousin time during a pre-dinner snack.

On Sunday, we headed out to my Grandmother’s house in Mill City for Easter #2.

Luca checks on the status of his eggs.

Showing Grandma the ropes.

Egg hunt #2 – outside again!

I see one this way!

Elliot helps out.

Elliot checks on the bounty.

Taking time to smell the flowers. To REALLY smell the flowers.

Family portrait (it only took about 20 shots to get this one!)

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We decided to make it a long weekend and headed up to visit Kimmy and Kyan up in Seattle.

On Saturday we took Luca to his first baseball game.  I’ve been looking forward to going to a Mariners game since the season started.

The game couldn’t have been a more perfect game for Luca’s first.  In fact it was literally a perfect game.  In the history of baseball only 21 perfect games have been played and this was one of them.  Being a fan of baseball it was pretty amazing to have watched one in my lifetime and to have enjoyed it with my son made it a perfect day for me as well.

Back at Kimmy and Kyan’s watching some game news and highlights before heading out for some dinner.

Later that night, while the rest of us slept, Luca and Kyan went clubbin.  Luca was the designated driver.

On Sunday we headed out to breakfast and the beach.  Luca took a moment to enjoy the ducks.

Afterwards we headed to the EMP Museum and the space needle.

The museum is half music half science fiction.  We headed over to the science fiction portion first and were treated to an amazing Avatar exhibit with lots of props and hands on activities for Luca.

The atokirina were attracted to Luca as he stood in their forest.

After the sci-fi portion we went over to the music side and checked out the Nirvana exhibit.

Luca taking some time to pose

DJ Luca mixing up some beats for the crowd at EMP.

One of Luca’s favorite portions of the museum had to have been the drums.

 The space needle was celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend.  In celebration it was repainted to its original orange color.

 

One last snack under the space needle before heading to Pike’s Place.


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Good Friday

As part of Good Friday I had the day off today.  Kitty still had to work so it was boys day out.  What to do?? First things first.  Time for Luca to get inked.

After that it was time to head out.

My sister Rebecca, her husband and two sons are visting from California so we decided to meet with them, my mom, and sister Barbie at Wings of Wonder. They have a giant greenhouse that houses thousands of butterflies.

 Luca with his auntie Barbie

Wings of Wonder is home to many other friends … geckos, quails, snakes, bearded dragons, iguanas, frogs. This was Luca’s best friend of the day.  He and cousin Trenton named him Spike.

A kiss goodbye

After lunch we headed over to the Riverfront Carousel

Luca’s cousin Joshua taking it all in

More pics from the day

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We wanted to take a couple belly pictures (I’m 16 weeks along now) and thought it would be fun to have Luca doing cute big brother poses. Of course, when you’re 2, you usually don’t want to do anything that anyone else wants you to do. So we managed to get a couple of cute shots, and plenty of silly ones.

 

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