Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The first day of school!

Well, Millie and mama made it thru their first day of pre-school with no tears! I stayed the first 45 minutes to make sure all was well, then gave a quick hug with promises to return soon. She did great! School is so close we just ride to school on the bicycle and Millie in the bike trailer. Millie posing in front of the freshly painted, very green, American Legion bldg that is also the local preschool co-op! I like the idea of a co-op since I'll have a chance to work in the classroom 1 to 2 times a month.

Very cool loft area.

Tons of books for reading!

The kitchen/baby doll area where I think Millie spent a lot of time. We are so proud of you!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Nearing the end of summer

Grilled hatch peppers, garden tomatoes and huckleberries!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Farms and barns

So this summer I thought Millie and I would be spending every week at the beach. We had a PERFECT summer for that, but instead we found ourselves at lots of farms instead. Millie loves animals and the farms around Snoqualmie Valley are just amazing. We especially love the open playdates at Fox Hollow Equestrian Farm in Issaquah. For three hours this horse farm/grounds are open to the public. We can play with the animals, swim in the river, bounce on the inflatable bouncy castle, swing on the rope in the barn, have a picnic and ride the kid's tractors on the property. The place looks more like a day spa than horse center!

This is the barn, not the house. The animals are housed inside.

They have lots of cute animals, pigs, horses, baby chicks, peacocks, cats, and of course Millie's favorite-bunny rabbits. This photo was not great, but I could not resist that sweet smile.

Millie relaxing along the fence after bouncing in the castle.

Millie's very good friend, Ronan who joined us for the morning!

And if that farm isn't enough excitment, then we always have Remlinger's Farm in Carnation. We LOVE this place too. It is a kid's amusement park with a farmers grocery store right next door and U-pick fields right down the road. But we like going for the train ride and the pony rides!

Future equestrian?