Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fall Happenings

Fall has been busy and I'll just be honest and tell you that I can't even remember all that we've been up to! Here are some of the things I can remember:

I approached the owner of a huge vegetable garden to ask for some tips. He was more than generous and sent me home with two huge bags like this of carrots and one of potatoes. Score!

David just might be an engineer some day.

David turned four! I am so glad. One, two and three were good, but four...well, let's just say I'm glad we made it!

A dear friend of mine, and former high school biology teacher, has been bringing her kiddos over once a week to conduct science experiments.

It finally got cold enough to snow and start our first fire in the wood stove! (That's my hot cider and pumpkin mini muffin there.)

Finally, meet the newest addition to our family: Izzy.

1st Day

David Started Pre-School this fall!

Each week has a different theme, based on a letter of the alphabet. Week 2 of school, he learned about "B" for "Butterfly." We started with caterpillars!

They eventually formed into chrysalises and then finally Painted Lady butterflies.

Summer Wrap-Up

In my mind, it hasn't been more than a few weeks since I last updated this bog, but that it how the year seems to be going! What do you mean it's nearly December? Ack!

Here is a wrap-up of some of our summer happenings:

We enjoyed long walks, playing in the yard and swimming with friends.

Allison attended summer camp for the first time! (What? When did she get old enough for that?!)

Abby missed Allison considerably and I found her, one morning, making this during breakfast.

Chris learned to ride a unicycle.

All the kids got the chance to ride a horse!

We drove all the way up to Mount St. Helens...only for it to be completely fogged in by the time we reached the top! It was still a fun trip and we were able to get some views of the valley on the way back down.

Chris and I celebrated our anniversary in European style - cheeses, meats, bread and chocolate. :)

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Summer Fun

This young buck decided to pay our driveway a visit one afternoon. (Sorry about the window screen!)

We've gone on some great drives and hikes this summer.

There's a lot of beautiful nature around here!

Allison has been taking a Google-Maker class at the library once a week. She's made some really fun things, like a Heron's Fountain...

and a keyboard out of bananas!

More walks - the grass is getting drier.

The kids have really enjoyed having misters above the trampoline to cool things down.

While David was having fun with grandpa and grandma, Chris and I took the girls to the beach!

Abby's Birthday

Abby decided she'd like a Lego Friends birthday party, so I set to work coming up with ideas! She really enjoyed her party and so did her friends. :)