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A Bit of Random Fun

This September, we stayed very busy. We lucked out with some surprisingly good weather and took full advantage of it. Liam has Fridays off of school, so we try to plan a super fun adventure on Fridays.  We headed to the water park on a super hot Friday (before it closed for the fall) with Liam's best buddy Jack. They had the place to themselves and had so much fun. 
These boys truly have a blast together!
We headed to the Puyallup fair for opening weekend. We made the best of a beautiful day!

They both loved the fishing
Liam and I spent a Friday visiting some real pirate ships:

Burien Fire Safety Day. Always a great time:

Putting out a fire with the fire hoses

On a side note, Sarah, Amy and I completed our first Spartan Beast race together. 13 miles of running with 30+ obstacles. It was a challenge that I will gladly do again.

On Fridays Liam and I head to the pool on the rainy days. We meet his buddy Jack and they swim for hours.

2 little peas in a pod
And just 2 random …

Callies First Mud Run

This summer, Callie, Laurel, Sarah and I did our first mud/obstacle run together. It took the girls a bit to get used to the mud but by the end they were happy to be messy and dirty. It was so much fun. I asked callie if she wanted to do it again and she told me that she wanted to do another obstacle run without the mud.
Clean and fresh at the starting line

These were a couple of the mud free obstacles. 
This obstacle was the first "mud" obstacle. They had a rope swing and had to let go in the middle of a pit full of mud



This boy started preschool this year. I was a bit nervous because we pretty much just threw him right into it. He went from zero days of being away from me to four days of morning preschool. It is safe to say that he loves it! He is attending the same preschool that Callie attended (Meadowcrest). The preschool is an inclusive preschool and Liam is a peer model. His teacher has been amazing and he loves going to school every day. 

Outside his school
I was a bit anxious about how the first drop off would go but, luckily, his teacher had beading set out, which he loves. He sat right down, started beading, and that was it. 

First grade

First grade has been off to a great start for Callie. She is in Mrs. Hamilton's 1/2 split class and loving every minute of it. I think she's happy to be back to a regular schedule and she loves being pushed to high expectations. 

Summer Fun

As I'm getting ready to post this, I realize that I was very bad about taking pictures this summer. None of these pictures capture all of the fun that we had. We hiked, camped, played, and stayed as busy as possible. 
Liam loves his sister so much!
Using a log as a boat - trying his best not to get wet :)
Playground fun
We spent a lot of this summer at the rock climbing gym. They both seem to love it.
Callie married Captain America this summer
This summer we tried the water park down the hill from us with some friends. I was holding off on going because I wasn't sure how I would be able to watch both kiddos and feel that they are safe but it ended up being so much fun and they kids did fabulous. 

One of the hikes we did this summer was to the natural water slides. The kids spent HOURS in the freezing cold water. 
More playground fun