Thanksgiving etc

I cant believe Thanksgiving has come and gone and that 2010 is right around the corner. We had a wonderful t-day with the Grissom’s and loved hanging out with them and their family. Besides the food, my favorite part of the night was when Jesse’s step dad broke out the guitar. Parker went from amped (she had her fair share of pumpkin pie!) to a sweet dancer. Here she is dancing and wanting everyone to hold hands!

This is one of my favorite shots of the night. The dads with their babies!
Thanks again Grissom’s!

The weekend was mellow but nice and long! Garett went to the Apple Cup with 4 of his brothers and Brian Evert. Judging by the stories, they had a great time! We also had a good hike to Discovery Park with our neighbor pals where I tried to get a good shot for their xmas card. Here are a few of my favorites. We are off to CA again soon so let the packing begin!


Ready for Summer...in November.

Is it bad that I am ready for summer? I think I say that every winter but this November has not been pretty. The good news is that we just bought tickets to escape to Hawaii in January AND we are headed down to the Bay in a few weeks. So I think we will be ok. We did have a fun week/weekend: we had a date night to Olivar on Capitol Hill (so cute and worthy. http://www.olivarrestaurant.com/Olivar/olivar.html ), had brunch with Grandma Molly and Papa, went to a super fun scavenger hunt 35th b-day party on Sat night and had a great Persian dinner with 10 of our neighbors last night. Whew! Anyway, here are a few pics from the past few days. One of Gar reading with Parker on Sunday morning (my favorite day of the week!). Parker and I hanging out. Parker balancing on Garett's hands-aka circus practice!.



Garett took this picture with his phone the other day. And no that is not static. That is for real.


Artist in training

I really want Parker to love to draw. Not because I want her to be an artist but because I want to be able to go places with a pen and paper to keep her company. Am I dreaming?! So, we have her enrolled in rigorous art classes here at Casa de Heitman. If you had any questions about what I will be doing as a stay at home mom this winter. Here you go. And isn’t Elmo priceless in this picture?! Its like he is saying “Uncle”.



November Sun

Things have been pretty quite (and/or rainy) around here. Just when every Seattleite is about to pack up and move South we are blessed with back-to-back sunny days. Phew. My dad is visiting so we took advantage of the sun and walked the lake with Parker. Here are a few shots from the day.


They are just like us!

This is a shot from my phone but I just love it! Ryder & Parker checking out their ancestors at the zoo yeasterday...


Halloween #1

Technically speaking this is not Parker’s first Halloween. She was 3 months old last year and I think I must have still been in my sleep deprived haze b/c I was not interested in dressing her up. At all. So, let this year kick off many years of Halloween madness! We had a great weekend with Jake and Danielle who came over from Yakima to hang with us ( I mean Parker). We had a fabulous dinner out with family on Friday night (Cantinetta— http://www.cantinettaseattle.com/ .Amazing and worth checking out.) Saturday we dressed Parker up in her kangaroo costume and headed up to Phinney Ridge. Parker had her first lollipop (I don’t think she will ever be the same) and we watched a parade of kids amped on sugar and happy to be marching around in the sunshine. Here are some shots of our Sweet P dressed up as a kanga (thanks Cookies!) and our "first" halloween.