It seems like with each season, our blog posts get more delayed. So, yes, it’s March. And, yes, this post is primarily about Christmas time. What can we say? Even though Drew is more and more independent, we still find ourselves with never enough time to do everything.
Pumpkins & Patches
We ended up going to two (yes, two) pumpkin patches this year. Creek House Farm is our usual patch and we had to go and get our annual photo on their wooden porch swing. Lattin’s Farm was new for us this year and that’s where we ended up getting our pumpkins. In addition to the patch they had carnival games, which were a huge hit with Drew.
Pumpkin patches weren’t the only good times to be had this fall. Gig Harbor’s Scarecrow Festival was fun despite the rain. The highlight of that event was the pumpkin launch – watch the video below!
We also hosted a little Halloween Party for Drew and his friends. The invite warned “This will be a House Full of Two Year Olds. Come if you Dare!” but there were actually no melt-downs in sight!
Inspired by all the pretend dragons that have chased us around the house for months, Drew went as a dragon this year. To accompany our dragon we went as Game of Thrones style women. He had so much fun trick-or-treating downtown. Lots of people dressed in costumes and candy – what could be better?
The Spurrell side of the family was able to get together for a family photo in addition to Thanksgiving. We also made a trip up to Port Angeles to visit Drew’s Great Grandpa who is almost 94.
That’s it for this time. Happy Holidays everyone!
Yes, October is almost over – this post is a very belated update for the remainder of our summer. (We promise to not wait until 2017 to post Fall photos!)
Every day Drew does or says something that amazes us and we can’t get enough of the funny things he says and the astonishing connections he makes. It’s so cute to see the world through his eyes. Of course, it’s difficult to capture all of these moments on camera, but hopefully this collection of photos and videos will help remind us how cute our little Drew Drew is.
Currently Drew’s greatest loves are probably books, pretending and playing chase. His energy is boundless! One moment he’s sweetly singing a song and the next thing you know he’s jumping off furniture “doing tricks”. Reading is one of the few low-key activities that will occupy him. Otherwise we’re having foot races around the house, pretending to cook, riding a rocket ship to outer space, playing music, or asking to be “trapped” so that he can try to escape your tickles.
One milestone this summer was Drew using the potty! We are now only wearing diapers for bedtime. He was so very excited to start wearing big boy undies!
This year our camping trip was a bit closer to home at Scenic Beach State Park. Nice park, nice camping space, not-so-nice neighbors. The large (10+) group of people camping next to us stayed up past midnight talking loudly. Drew is usually asleep by 7:30 so midnight is super late. He kept calling out “Be quiet workers!” (Not sure why he thought they were “workers”… maybe because we have some construction going on across the street from our house?). Despite the super late night Drew was awake and ready to get up before dawn. So up we were having a camp fire and breakfast in the early morning hours. Take that, loud neighbors!
We took a weekend trip to Wenatchee to visit Uncle Mike, Aunt Katie and three of Drew’s cousins. It was a lot of fun – Drew loves spending time with these three girls! We also saw the Spurrell-side of the family at two different family reunions during the summer – one in Kent and one on Hood Canal.
Drew loved everything about the fair. Lots to see and do (and eat!) He got to go into a fun house, ride a huge slide, and even went on his first roller-coaster ride. He would have gone on rides all day long if we had let him!
Drew has so many potential professions – who knows what this kiddo will end up doing! (If you’re reading this in your email, please click here to watch the videos.)
Kitsap Steamers & Park
Nana also came for a visit this summer and one of the outings was to Port Orchard to ride the Kitsap Steamers. If you have little-ones and are in the area this is a fun outing.
Many trips to parks this summer – here are some photos from walking the trails one day.
While the Mariners game last year was fun, we decided to get the ‘big league’ experience a little closer to home by attending a Tacoma Rainiers game. MeMere and Papa came along and treated Drew to a hat and a bat and also (drum-roll please…) ice cream!
Running the bases after the game (video)
So what’s Drew like day-to-day? Well… this might give you a glimpse:
Our big summer adventure this year was a trip to Maui. Beforehand we were telling Drew that we were going to go on a trip to Maui, and then one day he said something about our vacation and “kitty cats”. So cute that he thought we had been saying “meow-y”. While we did stay with a kitty at Grampy and Grammy’s house, mostly the trip was about the beach and having adventures.
We all had lots of fun, but it is interesting that somehow traveling with a two year old seems harder than with a one year old. After a truly exhausting travel day (Drew didn’t fall asleep until 11:00pm, and we still had another 1.5 hours until we arrived), the rest of the trip entailed splashing in the waves, enjoying the many beaches and seeing the sights. Thanks to Grammy and Grampy (and kitty Hoku) for letting us stay with them!
Seeing the Sights
The Surfing Goat Farm
Fun With Grampy and Grammy
Life with Drew keeps us busy. An entire month has nearly passed since his birthday and we are just now posting about it online. “What is taking up your time?” you ask? Primarily Drew’s constant and vivid imagination… Fire-breathing dragons chase us daily, cooking then eating pretend food (usually pizza) happens hourly, and “what’s that?” is asked almost every minute. (At least it seems that way!)
In between the dragons, etc, we did find time to celebrate his 2nd birthday. Here’s what we did…
Drew LOVES Richard Scarry books. I mean LOVES, LOVES, LOVES them. He can spend hours looking at “What Do People Do All Day”, “The Best Storybook Ever”, “Busy, Busy Town”, etc… So, we decided to have a Richard Scarry-Themed birthday party.
What else have we been up to since the last blog update? Well, in addition to the pretend cooking, we also did do some real cooking….
Oh, and non-pretend eating too!
And some other birthday-week fun. You only turn 2 once!
OK… that’s probably enough photos for now! Stay tuned for a post about our summer adventures whenever we find the time! As always, thanks for sharing the memories with us :o)
We had a little Valentine’s play date for Drew and all his little library “ladies.” What a cute bunch they make!
Before it got any later in 2016, we wanted to post some official holiday photos.
Happy Christmas Eve! We are definitely ready to settle down to a long winter’s nap because our little elf has been keeping us so busy. We have had a month full of holiday activities and wanted to share a few of the pre-xmas pictures. We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!
This Fall season has been fill with many memories. We took Drew to the same pumpkin patch as we did last year and he was thrilled to run around the fields. It is sweet to see how much he has grown and changed over the last year.
Also, while all the costumes were fun to create last year, we certainly didn’t have the time and Drew didn’t have the stamina to dress up in more than one this time around. We chose Peter Pan because when else is he going to let us put him in green tights? Plus, it seemed like something we could make at home… we think he looks pretty darn cute.