Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Mud Pits

We had 10 drops of rain a few days ago so the kids decided to make mud pits and put on rain coats. Well, the mud never happened since it didn't do more than spit a few drops of rain. They ended up taking off their rain coats because they were too hot. It was pretty funny. 

She can really use that hoe!

Posing next to her mud pit

Just cute

Nathan didn't want his picture taken. 

She decided to make a mountain instead. 

Monday, September 29, 2014


Our local elementary school is putting on a tennis camp for 6 weeks (2 days a week). Nathan wanted to do it. I signed him up and brought him in. 
He doesn't like it. He says it's too hard. The instructors have the kids bounce the ball on the racket and he struggles with that. They also have him bounce the ball on the ground with the racket and that's also hard. I hope we can get him to stick it out the next 5 weeks. 

He's in the teal shirt in the picture. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Watermelon and Cantaloupe

Good news and bad news. 

Good news: Look at these fabulous watermelon and cantaloupe we were able to grow in our garden!! We were never able to do that in Spokane. The long growing season here is fantastic! 

The bad news: 

Elizabeth loves cantaloupe. She's always loved it. For some reason, she ate the cantaloupe and her eczema around her face flared up like crazy. All around her mouth turned red and it looked like there might have been a few hives! I made an appointment with our allergist. 
The very next night, we cut open the watermelon and we all had some. The SAME thing happened to her! I wonder if she's developed a melon allergy or if it's just something in our garden melons? She's not getting melon again until we find out. She's not too happy about it. Melons are one of the only fruits/vegetables she'll eat. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Family Walks

We try to take a family walk after dinner several times a week. I grabbed a few photos of a walk a few days ago. 

The kids like to eat popsicles while we walk. 

Posing in front of some beautiful roses!

Admiring some other flowers. 

Walking along the trail.

The kids love these tiny little stopsigns. 

We love these trails that go through town!

Look, it's a monster with 8 arms!

Friday, September 26, 2014


The kids have such cute homework. 

Here is Elizabeth's first "homework" of the year. She wrote her name and practiced some nice "a's!" 

Nathan has to use sight words in sentences for homework. He currently loves Lewis and Clark. Here are the explorers trying to climb Haystack Rock. It's raining and they are falling off because it's too slippery. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cross Country Meet

Our local middle school had a cross country meet. We went to watch! The kids really enjoyed it and now Nathan says he wants to run cross country when he gets into middle school. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Butterfly Garden

Here are a few pictures of our butterfly garden Grandma Pam! 

This weather has been throwing Elizabeth for a loop. When she gets up, she's cold because the temperatures are cooling down. She'll put on a long sleeve shirt and pants. By lunch, it's up to 80 and then she's hot! The weather will probably be like this for another few weeks.