Thursday, June 15, 2017

Week in Photos: Mariner Game, Dance Recital, and Summer Baseball

I remember looking at our calendar for June when we got back from our vacation and thinking: WOW we have so many fun things coming up!  And also: OH GOD we have scheduled too many things.  (I can be so lazy).

A couple weekends back we went to Mason's birthday party at a trampoline park in Marysville.  Knowing that it would be ending in the mid afternoon and that we would have a long(ish) drive back home, I totally called that this would happen:

The next morning, we had SO much fun meeting up with Lisa and Evan and playing at Gas Works Park!  Ben truly feels like he is on a play date with these two (because he is) and it was great to catch up.  I took a bunch of videos of the boys all playing frisbee and baseball, but only a couple pictures:

And then again, this happened on the ride home :)

I also spent some time that weekend doing my annual "Marcia is coming so I need to turn the junk closet back into a spare bedroom" routine :)  This year I moved the bed, got rid of a too-big shelving unit taking up way too much space and organized the closet.  We are so ready now!

Ben officially graduates from Pre-K next Thursday and it will also be his last day at the preschool he has been at since February 2015!  He has grown and learned so much from his experiences there and it's a very bittersweet goodbye.  Here are a few pictures of his activities there lately:

Ben had his first baseball practice on Monday night!  He has been so into baseball and we were excited to sign him up to be able to play with other kids and learn some skills.

What we weren't expecting was the email we got an hour before practice starting saying that there still hadn't been a parent volunteer to be the coach of his team...!  

So Greg and I decided to jump in and do it.  The first practice was a bit of a shit show (4-6 year olds playing baseball for the first time...) but luckily there are a lot of great parents on the team who are happy to get on the field and help herd the cats.  It should be an interesting couple months :)

Ben got to stay up late and watch the Tony's with me :)

After the last Mariner Game we went to, we immediately put another one on the calendar.  We lost this one, but we still had a blast!

Dippin' Dots:

Meeting the Moose!

Ben had his first dance recital and it was the cutest thing EVER.  We were amazed at how talented all of the kids were, particularly the older kids, and I really hope he wants to continue with classes (when we can find time between all of his sports he wants to do)!

Dress Rehearsal:

The big night:

My mom has gotten into painting Bothell Rocks, and made a special one for Ben to hide at the school!  So cute!

Game night:

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