Our Little Ballerina Performed Four Times Last Weekend [Videos]

Autumn participated in her second season of The Nutcracker this past weekend. She was a Bon Bon and had the best time performing three times last week. She has been working on this performance since early October at her dance school. For kids her age, the Bon Bons are the only option for her in the Nutcracker. As she gets older she can move on to other roles in the show. 

Video: Autumn will pop out from under the dress. She is the 2nd from left side of the screen in a green skirt. 

She loves both her ballet and tap dance. She has now been dancing for almost 4 years, since age 3, at Alderwood Dance Spectrum. She also loves singing so I can see her owning the stage more often as she gets older. 

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Ethan’s 1st Backpacking Trip [Video]

Barclay Lake
Barclay Lake

I took Ethan on his first backpacking trip this week. It was a 2-day 1-night trip to Barclay Lake. It was the perfect introduction as it was only 4.2 miles round trip and a few hundred feet elevation gain. The weather was perfect, conversation delightful, and experience memorable. I look forward to our next father-son backpacking trip. Continue reading “Ethan’s 1st Backpacking Trip [Video]”

29 Hours in Tacoma, WA

Point Defiance Zoo
Point Defiance Zoo

I needed to stay one more night at a Marriott Hotel by the end of June to maintain my Gold Member status. We decided Tacoma would be an ideal location for us to stay. It’s only about an hour away, offered a couple family destinations we’ve been wanting to visit, and we wouldn’t need to spend too much on a hotel. Continue reading “29 Hours in Tacoma, WA”

Caspar Babypants and others at the Northwest Folklife Festival [Video]

It’s that time of the year again where we go visit the annual Northwest Folklife Festival¬†at the Seattle Center. We attended the Monday festivities and spent most of our time listening to children’s musicians at one of the stages. We had the opportunity to catch Caspar Babypants, The Not-Its, and more.

The kids were very excited to come to the festival. In fact, next time we won’t tell Autumn where we are going until she is in the car. We told her the night before and, well, she was coming out of her room every five minutes saying “Babypants” because she truly loves Caspar Babypants’ music. After an hour or so of this nonsense she finally fell asleep. Continue reading “Caspar Babypants and others at the Northwest Folklife Festival [Video]”