Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Blue Day

Nathan decided it was a blue day. He came out of his room wearing all blue and made his blue stuffed animals the "Animals of the Day." 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Evenings at the Track

When Jeremy is at work in the evenings, the kids and I like to drive over to the neighborhood middle school and have fun! 

They climb and ride bikes. 

We run and walk around the track. 

Nathan's favorite new activity is long jumping. He just jumps over and over and over. 

Somehow this cute little kid smiles the entire time he's running. He's having that much fun! 

Sprints and jumps are great exercise so I did some sprinting and jumping too. Nathan wanted to take pictures. 

I guess I have fun when running too since I'm also smiling. A good sprint will do that. 

Elizabeth did her fair share of jumps. She runs down the whole runway and does her best to jump from the very end. 

After awhile, she decided that this is an AWESOME sandbox. Now, we bring buckets and shovels for her while Nathan and I run around the track and jump. 

Nathan still jumping. I have no idea why this child does not get tired. He will just run and jump. We got there at 6 and didn't leave until almost 8 and he didn't want to stop! 

Climbing light poles

They also like to ride bikes through the puddles from the sprinklers. 

Big empty parking lots are such great places to ride! 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Neighborhood Band

We have a fun neighborhood band. There are 4 instruments and only 3 kids so they kept trading off. It was pretty cute! We'll have to get a few more kids involved. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A visit to Dr. Brynne

Auntie Laura has a cute dog named Pippa. Pippa needed her yearly vet checkup. Auntie Laura brought her down here for her checkup so Pippa could see Dr. Brynne!

Pippa was a bit nervous on the car ride to the vet, but had some nice kids to keep her company and help her be brave. 

When we got to the vet clinic, Pippa was quite interested in the dog food area...

Waiting patiently in the waiting room. 

Pippa did very well during her checkup. She didn't even need a shot. They put the shot into her nose!

Dr. Brynne let the kids listen to Pippa's heartbeat! Here is Nathan listening. 

Pippa weighs the same as Elizabeth. Pippa is at a healthy weight and her teeth look good. Dr. Brynne says those are the most important things! 

After her checkup, Pippa went on to the groomer to have her bath, hair buzzed and her nails trimmed. We did not get to see this part. 

Pippa was worn out after all this excitement! She had to take a long nap. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The zucchini that swallowed a mouse

The zucchini in our garden are doing well. Nathan is convinced this one is really a snake that ate a mouse! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sand Volcanoes

The kids had to create a volcano range in the sandbox! They made Baker, Rainier, Adams, and St. Helens. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Royal City Parade

This picture is so misleading it makes me laugh. The ground is wet, Gram is holding an umbrella, and there is smoke in the air. You'd think it was a rainy, foggy day. NOPE! 
The ground is wet because the fire truck came and sprayed us all to keep the pavement cool. Gram is holding the umbrella to keep the sun from burning her. And the smoke is just from this old tractor that belches smoke all over. 

Their favorite float was the one with the Frozen theme. 

Everyone watching the parade. 

Bringing Gram the candy to put in the bags. 

After the parade, they waited with the other kids for a plane to drop ping pong balls that you turn in for prizes. It didn't turn out so well. The plane dropped them in the wrong spot...

We went back to the Grandparents and did some more slip and sliding. The grown ups decided to take a turn this time! Here is Jeremy sliding. 

There goes Laura!

Nathan was covered in grass.