Friday, July 24, 2015

Canoe vs. Motor Boat


Boat Rides

Alf and Lois invited us to lunch and a boat ride! Lois was so great about making sure all the food was Nathan safe. She bought special bread for him and even found cupcakes at a special store that were milk/egg free! He loves it when he feels included like that. He could eat everything she had at her table. 

After a yummy lunch, we got to go on a boat ride and the kids went swimming. 

Nathan got to ride in the canoe with Jean and Josh. 

Elizabeth and Rachel rode at the front of the boat. 

Alf did the driving. 

Lois and I sat in the back!

The kids really enjoyed playing in the lake!

It was nice and warm out and the water was warm too!

Mt. Rainier was looking beautiful too!

The kids attacked Josh with water guns and tried to force him off his raft. 

Elizabeth and Jeremy got a ride in the canoe on the way back from swimming. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

State Capital

We decided to take the kids to the state capital building for a tour. 

The kids and I are waving from the top of the stairs. We're just too small to see!

A very huge heavy old Tiffany chandelier. 

Lots of marble in this building!

The House of Representatives. I didn't take any in the Senate. 

In each chamber, all names of the 39 counties are posted in pairs. One of the pairs (I tried to zoom in) was Grays Harbor and Benton. Those are the 2 counties Jeremy calls home! 

Nathan really enjoyed the tour. He asked a few questions and was interested in all the new facts he had learned. Elizabeth....well, it was a long 45 minutes for her. She was NOT interested. She did ok though and didn't have a breakdown so that was a plus!