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August, 2016:

First Day of Pre-K for Cooper

Before finding a house in Kirkland we signed Cooper up to attend Woodinville Montessori. We had been looking for a house for a couple of years and believe it took signing a contract to help us finally find a home while continuing a school in Woodinville 😉 This is what I originally thought was the first day of school for both boys and why they have such huge smiles. Turns out an hour later I read my email to find out Nicholas’ school wasn’t starting for another 2 weeks….poor guy was devastated. Official first day of school pictures from a couple of weeks later… The first few months of school were really hard on Cooper. He was amazing during school, but would come home SO exhausted that he could barely keep it together. Poor guy, going to school full time at 4 was so hard and we were asking so much of him, but he did it. The day before Christmas break he told us he loved school and was excited to go. Cooper had an incredible teacher, Ally, who really helped him get adjusted to Montessori schooling. Cooper’s very first school friend at Woodinville Montessori was Tiberius.

2.5 for Nicholas

Height: 36.5 (67%) Weight: 30lbs 11oz (61%) Nicholas has two “lovies”. He uses the book Nene made for him as his pillow and must be holding the red spiked ball in a hand. The ball makes for the funniest sleepy lines/spots on his face and hands. Mr. independent has figured out how to get a plate down for his breakfast fruit after securing his yogurt from the fridge. First round of antibiotics due to an infection from a leech. Yes, it is true. Nearly 2 weeks after I removed a leech from his leg in Jackson Hole it became infected and a quick trip to the urgent care had Nicholas on antibiotics, every 6 hours 24 hours a day… You can see the innocent little circle from the original bite just above the rash looking area. Nicholas has the best facial expressions and sweetest smile. Just looking through pictures of our little guy always brings a smile to our faces.

Move Day – Woodinville to Kirkland

  The last family picture at 18530 130th Pl. NE, Woodinville, WA 98072 This Woodinville house has seen our families through so many firsts: engagement, wedding, airplane build, and most amazingly two incredible kids to name a few. We absolutely loved our Woodinville home and the neighbors, but the commute and bigger yard will make the next home an even better fit for our family. The big day is here! We are moving to 12612 NE 73rd St, Kirkland, WA 98033. Last picture in front of their first rooms. This move was a true family effort. Nene came to town (trip booked before we had bought a house) to a surprise that her vacation to visit would actually be spent packing, moving and unpacking us… we still owe her a real vacation visit to see us after that one! On move day Grandpa came down too and was in charge of the boys allowing us to stay focused on getting the movers moving exactly what we wanted and where we wanted it. Thank you family! First meal at the new home during inspection was Taco Time from just down the street. Cooper is loving the new front loading washer. Oh, the wonders of laundry. We are all loving the new big grassy backyard. So many years of fun are in-store for us here. As all new homes require, shortly after moving in we made a trip to IKEA with Nene’s help.