Monday, September 29, 2014

Ten Months Old

I'm a little late in posting Declan's ten month photos. We've been busy traveling and I've been subbing.

Getting Declan to smile was pretty difficult this time around. He was teething and a bit grumpy, which isn't like him at all. It took Brad, Trysha and me to get some smiles. They turned out pretty well even with a grumpapotamus. So here they are: 

Studying up for the UW

Work it baby! 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Punt Pass and Kick Competition at the Clink

On Thursday Declan spent the day with Grammy and Pop while I subbed in 5th grade. I picked him up about 4 and headed down to the Seahawks stadium to watch Brad participate in the punt, pass and kick competition with 4 other guys from Mulvanny. Declan loved checking out the field and crawling around on the turf. We watched the guys attempt field goals and passes. Brad kicked a 25 yard field goal! We also had burgers, waffle fries, and cookies. We had a great time.
Brad and Declan outside the stadium 


Declan relaxing with the football. 

Geoff, Declan and Brad 

Scott and Declan getting acquainted

Attempting a field goal 

Brad kicking his field goal 

Our happy sweet boy

Declan made a friend named Lydia 

The team discussing strategy

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Mariner's Game

Brad's company gave us tickets for the Mariner's game! Felix Hernandez was pitching for the Mariner's against the Oakland Athletics. It was a pretty good game. We had great seats on the 1st base line just a few rows from the field. Declan loved watching the game and all the people around us. The game went into the 10th inning. He stayed awake until the middle of the tenth when the Mariner's lost. It was so much fun to be together for the game.

View from our seats 

Our little family!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Monkey and Bear

Here's Declan's nine month photos with Monkey and Bear. Notice Monkey and Bear are getting smaller!


On Saturday Eastern Washington University played UW at Husky stadium. We got tickets on Groupon and were so excited to take Declan to the game. I was both a Husky and an Eagle and wanted the Eagles to win since it's a much smaller school. The Eagles have been division champions in their league for the last couple of years.
Saturday morning Brad made us a big breakfast and we packed our lunches and snacks and headed down to UW. Our little monkey wore a vintage Eastern shirt!
A Dawg and an Eagle 

We parked by my old apartment on 22nd and walked through campus, passed my dorm, and down to Montlake.

One of Brad's coworkers invited us to tailgate with his family before the game. We stopped in to enjoy some company and food! I had to explain to all those Huskies why Declan and I were Eagles for the day! I think they understood when I told them he was an Eagle in honor of his Great Papa and Great Nana. 

Finally we made it to the stadium. It was about 90 so we were very happy we were in the shady area of the stadium. We were at the very tip top of the stadium and had an amazing view of Lake Washington. Declan was in awe of all the noise and action going on around him. He couldn't stop smiling and bouncing. As soon as the teams ran out on the field he started clapping and yelling with everyone else. Here's a little video: 

Getting ready to head into the game! 

Outside Husky Stadium

Our view from the very, very top of the stadium!

Lake Washington in he background!

Taking a little snooze
Declan loved every minute of the game. It was a very exciting game with the offense running and throwing the ball frequently. The game was neck and neck and made it so much more fun! The Eagles ended up loosing because of a fumble 52-59. It was an amazing game and we loved watching our little guy love the game. He did take two naps from all the excitement and woke up with a big smile on his face each time. 
After the game we walked back to our car and Declan was asleep before he was even buckled in! He loved every minute of his day.