emma's birthday

On June 9th, Emma turned 3!!

We celebrated with a very busy day!  First we headed off to the Animal Farm & water park in Everett.  Emma absolutely loved petting the animals- the goats and pony in particular.  And after that we hit the water park where she wore herself out!  She had a blast playing in the water and thankfully it was a gorgeous day and about 80 degrees.
After a good nap we went for a visit to the zoo and hit up our favorite exhibits- the carousel (of course), the penguins and the bears.  Then we headed home for dinner, presents and cake.  Nana and Papa gave her a very cute little outfit and a t-ball set, which was of course, the best of all the gifts!  She couldn't care less about the clothes that Eric and I got her...but at least she'll be well dressed this summer!

                New T-Ball set!

  She still managed to hit me with the ball on the first swing.

   Checking out the new penguin exhibit at the zoo.

 Waiting to ride the carousel.

                                                         Shaking with excitement on the carousel!


Eric and 30

For the past few months Eric and his "30th" have been at odds.  He was NOT happy about turning the big 3-0.  But, alas, June 3rd came and he survived!!  Well....barely!  With the exception of a rowdy night out to celebrate his 30th with co-workers, he did survive.  We celebrated on the day of his birthday with dinner at Tutta Bella.  Then that following weekend we celebrated with all his friends and family with a party at our house.  It was originally supposed to be a surprise but he caught on when I needed things done around the house in preperation for the party!  Oh well, it was a success nonetheless!  We set up a taco bar, a bucket of beer and had Rock Band going into the wee hours of the night....ok, into the wee hours of 11pm!