We just cannot believe that Drew is now 3! Our baby turned into a toddler and is now becoming a little boy. So grateful to be able to witness his growing up and so proud of him!
We took another trip to Disneyland this year. Yes, we are those people… What can we say, it is close, full of sunshine and non-stop entertainment. We rode roller coasters, had way too many treats, and even made it to the beach.
Had a great visit with Zach and Owen last month. They came all the way to Washington to pick up their new puppy, Chewie. Drew loved having a cousin AND a doggie to play with!
Got even more family time a few weeks later when they came back (with Lisa too!) for Owen’s swim meet.
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: