Wednesday, July 29, 2015

two dollar tuesday

tuesdays this summer have been pretty cool for the kids.....they have a swim lesson at 7pm followed by two dollar tuesday which is a scoop of ice cream at cupcake royale.  it's been such a hot summer, that its hard to remember why we have even bothered to ever have sweatshirts or long sleeves or long pants.  i'm sure all ice cream joints in seattle are making a killing this year.

Friday, July 24, 2015

the lumberyard

emmett keeling invited us to the lumberyard  to celebrate his birthday!  this place was amazing!  all kinds of tracks and tricks and jumps and kids of all ages riding all over.  what a blast, thank you emmett!  and happy birthday to the keeling twins!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

summer of '15

this summer is all about swimming.  lots of it.  and finally, i feel good about where the kids are skill wise in the water.  leaps and bounds. leaps and bounds.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

a boy and a dog

we are hanging with  hawko this week and luca is smitten.  i've never seen him so happy as he is with this dog.  he proudly walks hawko around the block and even picks up the poop and carefully discards in the trash.  i'm so happy that luca not only loves the dog, but he is willingly active in doing the hard stuff to care for hawko.  they are really cute together and it's going to be hard to separate the two when the week is over.

Monday, July 13, 2015

me and the lu

Friday, July 10, 2015


the kid likes to order salads for dinner when we go out to eat. for real. (pay no attention to the cup filled with red sugary liquid, nor those fried potato looking things).

Thursday, July 9, 2015

reading fool

true mccaig erbeck, is there anywhere that you will not read???  we love it, you rock.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

2015 tahoe trip

our tahoe trip was just a wee bit different this true, no dad.  just me and luca.  we had a ball, but we sure missed dad and true.
our first stop was in ashland, at the awesome palm cottages.  we love this super sweet spot that is lush with gardens and complete with a salt water pool.  perfect way to cool off in the 90 degree heat!

 we road bikes around ashland and ended up at our favorite brew pub.  yum!
then we ate super yummy ice cream, oh heavenly ice cream from Mix.  this place rocks!
the next day we made it to tahoe, where the sun was shining and the mountain bike trails were calling our names.  i was simply floored by how much riding luca is now able to do.  we rode for almost two hours, and we came very close to making it to the top of one of my favorite trails.  
luca picks his own riding attire!

here we are next to the totem, a good indicator that we are at the top of the first climb
look how much we have grown!

we did other fun stuff too,  like hanging at the south shore, where i grew up!  we took a tour of my old high school, STHS, and i was weepy with nostolgia.  we also couldn't let the trip go by without a fun round of put put golf with grammy.  luca is a master golfer.
the mighty vikings

resting on the beach at camp richardson.

and to top it off, here are some gratuitous pics of our last night at the lake,  which was if to say a glorious goodbye to us, and assure our return.  there is NOTHING like a tahoe sunset. nothing.

Friday, July 3, 2015

tahoe single track

what could be better than spending a morning on single track with one of my favorite riding partners?!  this kid is starting to become a real ripper out there!  not a person we rode by could help but give us a "yeah buddy!" or stop us to ask how old luca is, how long he's been riding, etc...only to be amazed.  of course, he's an erbeck after all.