Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Better Late Than Never....

I've been meaning to post about Memorial weekend, I've been wanting to post about Springfest....but it takes time and I haven't had it. But I'm just going to do it anyways, so here I sit with dishes in the sink and my bed unmade and definetly NOT showered blogging....

Springfest is one of our favorite weekends of the year. WE flew up Tyler, Danielle, Emree and Jordan and just had some family time. Jordan flew in first to Seattle and we picked him up and went to one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle-BJ's. It's new to the Southcenter Mall and is delicious. The are well known for their chopped salads and pizzas. Of course my family ordered chicken strips and fish tacos?



But the best part of BJ's is the dessert-'The Pizookie'. Trust me you must try it.


We then picked up Tyler, Danielle and Emree. We all went to the Mariner's game. No one in our family really likes baseball but we like going once or twice a year because Safeco Field is beautiful and they do have delicious kettle korn, cotton candy, fresh squeezed lemonade and garlic fries. (Even if there three times the price they should be....it's all about the ambience)



When we got home Grandma and Kenzie had a little surprise for Emree....a new crib. I don't think she slept any better, but hopefully Tyler and Danielle did and she sure looked good when she was sleeping. Thanks Kenzie for all your help.



Of course my favorite place for Emree to sleep is still in my arms...



Friday we ALWAYS perform at the amphi-theatre. I wouldn't say they are our finest performances of the year but I would say I have learned not to sweat the small stuff and this year just enjoyed the show....




It also gives you time to walk around the carnival and EAT the carnival food.... The kids are all too big to enjoy the rides, but one day Emree will want to ride them.



Look how excited she is?




And the night finished off with the annual Lip Sync. We were just spectators again this year, but watch out-we're coming BACK! It was so fun to have so many family members there, were sure enjoyed Bo and Cassidy and Libby and her then boyfriend David, now fiance... (CONGRATULATIONS YOU TWO!!!)



Saturday is 3 on 3 basketball. Easton, Tyler and Jordan were all participating. Let's just say us Bakers are not particularly known for our good sportsmanship which made for a few tense moments, but I can't honestly say were were NOT the worst sports of the day.


Easton's team finished 2nd and Jordan and Tyler finished 4th. But by far the most fun game of the day was against all of Quinn's buddies and the winner was ALMOST decided by paper, rock, scissors.




Saturday always ends with the parade. WE had 82 mini molahiettes this year and most of them made it through the entire parade.




One draw back to having such beautiful, talented girls on my team is their busy and involved in soo many things. I am so proud of them....



But the best part of the weekend was hanging with family. Sunday we went to church, and had some family over. The intention was to play games....but there was just too many of us. We did do a little 'Lipps' and 'Scene It' and lots of visiting. And the best news of all was when Whitney and Cody stopped by to tell us their engaged. (FINALLY!)




It was hard to say goodbye....can't wait 'till next year.

5 comments:

Ty and Dani said...

Good post! I was waiting and waiting for all your pictures! It was honestly a wonderful weekend! We loved every minute of it. So did Emree and one week from tomorrow and we will be back!

Royce said...

looks like you had a lot of fun! we have a bj's just about 3 minutes from our house! we've only been there once but the pizookie is amazing!!
-aub

Kacey Nielsen said...

BJ's.... yum yum. My all time favorite.

And that picture of little Emree smiling? Can we say mini Danielle? She is so precious! It must feel like you have your baby girl all over again!

the Horton Hurricane said...

that picture of Emree smiling I can see Danielle in her! what a fun time and a cute family.

Brandon and Lindsay said...

Cute post! Emree is just sooo cute. I love your hair by the way!