On Thanksgiving night, we hosted some friends with babies for appetizers and had a nice, low key evening:
Baby Otis snoozed the entire time:
Baby Adeline skipped her nap and wore a jaunty, French cap that she pulled off before this photo:
We went to Orcas for the rest of the holiday weekend and ran into all our favorite relatives on the ferry, also heading to the island. Edie and Obie:
Edie and Luna at the cabin:
This looks super serious, but really we were just starving and digging in to dinner. This was Kathleen's birthday dinner (hence the sparkly disco ball):
The weather that weekend was amazingly cold, crisp and clear. Javi and Jeff took an early morning hike out to the point and took these photos:
Play clay time:
I read this book approximately eleventy million times that weekend:
Jeff and Edie visited the famous gum wall at Pike Place (barf):
We hosted Edie's BFF for a movie night playdate after school and the two had a terrible time:
And of course, we picked out a christmas tree at our favorite in-city Hunter Tree Farm:
This was one of those rare times when expectations line up with your real life experience. I always want the tree process to be magical and it rarely is. But this year, we had fun picking a tree, played loud Christmas music, dimmed the lights and decorated the tree and the house with enthusiasm and it felt so much like christmas.
I'll share more photos soon of the last week or two.