After what seemed like a year-plus on a balance bike, today Finn took the next step:
As it happens, it is just four days short of a year since Reese rode her first bike.
Today Reese and Finn played their first-ever t-ball game. Their team: the Metropolitan Market Mets. The site: View Ridge Playfield. Their coach: Steve Kelley, dad of Reese’s classmates Carson & Quin (as well as Tanner and Olivia). Their biggest fan: me.
The game lasted two innings. No score kept — for that, I think I’m glad. The other team had a few players who had to have been walking when Finn was born.
Their next game is on Saturday. Can’t wait.
99.9% of the time I use this blog to memorialize the good times in the life of the family Jenkins. Every so often, however, something not so good happens that deserves to be memorialized.
Such was the case on Sunday night.
Apparently Finn was jumping on the bed and fell and his his forehead on the dresser.
A really bad hit.
On a really hard dresser. With apparently very sharp knobs.
The resulting scene out of Friday the 13th had us rushing Finn to the emergency room at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Three hours and about ten stitches to the forehead later, a patched up Finn — and his shaken up parents — were on their way home.
This afternoon the kids and I hit the family tee at the Sand Point driving range. We’ve hit it around the back yard for a while now, but this was their first outing at a real course.
The kids quite enjoyed it. Finn has a cross-handed grip, but we have a lifetime to fix that. Reese quite took to it as well. They won’t turn pro anytime soon, but for their first time out, I was quite pleased.
Today was a big day in the kids’ lives: they tried their first shamrock shakes:
Lest you consider calling Child Protective Services right about now, we actually split one large shake between the three of us.
Surely I can be forgiven this one indulgence.
This morning the Jenkins family awoke to Seattle’s first snow of 2012.
And it wasn’t an insignificant amount. At least it wasn’t after the second deluge stopped in the afternoon.
The family made two ventures into the winter wonderland, the first in the morning, the second in the afternoon when we joined Norman and Sofia for some sledding on the north side of Laurelhurst Park, the kids’ first-ever sledding adventures.
The weatherman says more snow is on the way. Can’t wait.
A few more pics and videos:
This morning Finn attended his first-ever soccer practice. First-ever practice of any kind, really. Reese, too, re-started her soccer career.
Finn really seemed to get the hang of it and his sister, who couldn’t have cared less about soccer last time, seemed to genuinely enjoy it this ‘go round.
As George Michael used to say, let’s go to the video tape:
This morning the fam ventured back to my old stomping grounds for the 2011 Green Lake Gobble and Mashed Potato Munch Off. For me it was a 5k fun run on a crisp November morning. For the kids it was there first kiddie run ever. Reese finished the 1/4 mile or so course — albeit with me on her hand and in last place (not that she was trying to win). Finn finished in mom’s arms. We may be a little young yet.
A few pics:
Today Rhonda and Uncle Cole took the kids to the dentist. It was their first visit — probably a year or so belated. In any case their teeth apparently took great, and they can both say “look Ma, no cavities.”
A few pics: