1 Tito Pig! You are so handsome. This is my brother. The pictures were taken when their daughter Isabella pushed the professional photog's shutter button.
2 Good job, Isabella!
3 Sam helping with trash!
4 Ben at a basketball practice. Coach Tomine is the best. We really lucked out with an awesome coach!
5 Ben creating an ice rink in Minecraft.
6 Here it is!
7 Nice work, Ben!
8 The end of season lunch at Casa Rojas for Ben's basketball team - just after their final game which they won by a point! Go Scorpions :) They were undefeated! From there we went to Sam's next ice hockey playoff game in Lynnwood. Busy Saturday!
9 Coach Tomine saying nice things about Ben, how he's a happy kid and a hard worker.
10 Ben loves his trophy!
11 It goes everywhere with him.
12 They are both missing teeth!
13 Trying to get a nice face!
14 Nice picture, Ben ;)
15 Emmy after a great ride and trail ride. Enjoying her lunch. She looks sleepy :)
16 Bye, Emmy! See you on Monday!
17 These custom puck trophy stands were made by Hap's Dad, Frank. Can you believe it? Each child and the coaches got one!
18 Just incredible. Thank you! The stands are made from cherry which he used on the stairs in the gorgeous home he is building for his family.
19 End of season party - hitting up the counter for slushies!
20 It got so busy in there that some of our wonderful team parents and siblings went in to serve :)
21 THANK YOU!!!!
22 Coach Pike handing out awards. He is saying Sam is Mr. Patience - waiting to make the play.
23 Coach Pike's boy, Dylan, our star goalie. Without him we would have had a different season!
24 Whiffle ball between tournament games for Aaron's birthday!
25 Eating pumpkin pie for the party because it's pi day - 3.15.15 :)
27 Thanks, Juli! A great time!
28 Nicole's whole family visiting!
29 Lining up at the end of the tournament for medals.
30 It's officially end of hockey season!
31 A bit sad, taking the name plates off.
33 No more name plate. I wonder who will get this number next season?
34 Just in case we ever lose the playlist - this is the mix Dave made for our rockhound road trip last summer when I drove around on a rock hunting trip up to British Columbia with the boys. What a great time!
35 Ben is a daredevil. This is 10 ft up.
36 Sam has an unusual way of doing work on his computer.
37 This is how he attends his online class.
38 Silly guy!
39 Boys practicing music. Look who I get to fold laundry with! So cute!
40 Sam doing "percussion" he said. Nuts!
41 Roller hockey meet-up - last time to skate on the old surface!
42 Breakfast outside! Yum!
43 Trying to get a selfie with Emmy. OMG.
44 Let's try again.
45 I deleted more than 2/3 of them, too!
46 Is this over yet?
47 Do you think that red section is hot? I'm told it's insulated enough I wouldn't feel a shock, but I have to say I am careful each time I thread a chain through that space between wire and wood to close a gate!
48 Boys in the truck waiting for me while I lunge a horse :)
49 Out to McDonald's after getting Ben's MMR shot. Long story. I vaccinated him early when we went to Scotland for my brother's wedding because they were having a measles outbreak.
50 I thought two doses, even if one was early, would provide immunity. I got an exemption for him to get a third dose. Then I got a titer because now there's an outbreak in CA and people here travel there over break. If measles came to Ben's school, he'd have to stay home for 21 days because he's considered under-vaccinated. Turns out the titer was low - he wasn't immune. So we got a third dose anyway!
51 At McDs horsing around. Learning about what a seizure looks like...because that is a side effect. The boys wanted to know. Of course it led to nonsense!
53 Haircut time! They just love it!
54 Nice jobs, though!
55 Shopping at the commissary with them is so fun.
56 They do take up a lot of room in the aisles but they make good choices and got some great stuff!
57 They also have a lot of fun buying cakes and bread mixes!
58 And plenty of strawberry and chocolate milk mix. And Chef Boyardee.
59 Out on a 5K jog around Battle Point Park. Such a good time!
60 Those boys are great runners.
61 Sam toughed out some shin splints. It's different running when you're nearly the size of an adult. He's 100 lbs now and very muscley.
62 Ben has been 60lbs for two years I think! But here he is with Gordon - born on Ben's 4th birthday.
63 Taking Gordon out for some nice grass nibbles on the lawn.
65 Awww Gordie!
66 Gordie would prefer that a girl would be out here with him enjoying it, too.
67 Gordie making his rooster call to say "Hey! There's AWESOME stuff here!"
68 Knee hockey in our house goes on several times a day, even just before bed. We're not alone, apparently. Other hockey families say their kids go bananas with the knee hockey, too. Our floors have lots of happy memories scuffed into them! We'll just have to refinish them some sad day when knee hockey isn't happening nightly.
70 New roller hockey surface going in!
71 This dog is hilarious - and a town legend!
72 We saw Zeppa while out to dinner with friends from hockey.
74 Testing out some hockey gear from my wonderful ice hockey families!
75 Some of the ice hockey kids are going to play roller hockey, so we're doing a little meet-up to get some time on the skates.
76 Fun to see all the trucks and kids and gear...
78 Hockey moms are so devoted :)
79 Just for kicks we put this cookie on the hood to see if any crows would eat it. They didn't, so we drove home with it on the hood (Dave didn't notice before we drove off - part of the fun for the kids!).
80 It stayed on really well, especially once it flipped up and onto the windshield wiper!
81 Got a roofing nail in my tire, but the folks at Island Center Auto patched it right up!
82 Out on a jog over Spring Break with some friends.
83 I got the jogging stroller fixed up to be our sag wagon/ gear storage. It was a big hit!
84 The kids did so great!
85 We even picked up a few extras along the way.
86 It ended up being quite the crazy parade, thanks to all the fun kids and parents who decided a jog around the park sounded fun!
87 Drumsticks for all afterwards.
89 Nice face, Ben!
90 Lisa and Brie :) Lisa jogged in jeans with this dodgeball the whole way!
91 And Finn had no shoes!
92 Enjoying some time in the park with storms all around us. We were in the only slice of sun on Bainbridge.
93 Such a nice time hanging out while the kids played - no one else was there at this usually very busy park.
94 It was stormy everywhere else, as you can see!
95 But the kids were on a nice flight in this wooden plane.
96 Ben watching Fixer Upper with his new toy bulldozer from Gramma and Richard! Thank you!!!