Saturday, June 29, 2013

We're in West Richland

We completed our big move. I haven't been taking any pictures we've been so busy with moving and unpacking. The kids and I have been biking around the last few days to check out the parks. 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Last Night in Pasco

We've been packing and moving and unpacking all day long. I'm finally taking a break! It's our last night in Pasco. The kids are now sleeping on their mattresses on the floor. Their bedframes are set up at the new house and ready to go for tomorrow night! Jeremy's crew is coming over tomorrow to take all the "big" stuff. I'll clean up what I can tomorrow. We'll probably have to come back a time or two next week to finish cleaning and mow the lawn one more time. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Funny Nathan Quote

Nathan is going to VBS all this week. They are supposed to bring in one can of food per day. We forgot to bring a can in on Monday.

Me: Well, we're just have to bring two cans in on Tuesday.
Nathan: Mom, I don't think anyone wants to eat birds.

Then he laughed. It was a cute joke.

He's loved VBS once he got over the initial nervousness about all the kids and a routine he wasn't used to.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Today was Closing Day!

Jeremy and I signed all the paperwork Friday. Today we go the keys to our house! We didn't get the keys until about 5:00. Jeremy was already at work so the kids and I went over just for an hour or so. Each brought a few boxes. We'll do the big move this weekend when we have a lot of helpers. Now it's time for a ridiculous amount of packing, cleaning, and making sure to get our address changed. 

Just about to go in our house for the first time!

Elizabeth was wondering where the fridge was. (Should be in tomorrow). 

Elizabeth wanted to try out all the tubs. 

She liked the Master bathroom the best because the handles were easy to turn on. 

Nathan was delighted to be the first one to use the toilet in the new house. 

Dancing in his new room. 

Playing in Mom and Dad's new room. 

Friday, June 14, 2013


The circus came to Royal City. Papa and Gram were very nice and got us tickets! 

Nathan ate his cotton candy in about 1 minute. 

Elizabeth's cotton candy fell off the stick and then she fussed a bit. 

The tigers and lion. Elizabeth said this was her favorite part. Nathan said his favorite part was the funny clowns. 


This performer was named Miss Elizabeth and she was hanging there by her hair!

Nathan really loved the dogs too. They did fun tricks and one climbed up a ladder!

Horse and little horse. 

This guy could really balance!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Tall Ships

The Tall Ships sailed up the Columbia to Pasco! They're docked for the week. We headed down today for a tour. The ships are the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain. 

Here are Jeremy and the kids headed to the ships!

Family Photo in front of the ships. 

The Lady Washington. This is an exact replica of the original Lady Washington that was built in the 1780's. The original Lady Washington was the first American vessel to make landfall on the west coast of North America. It was also the first American vessel to visit Japan and Hawaii!

The Hawiian Chieftain was built and based off of early colonial passenger ships. It was built in Hawaii and designed to be a cargo ship. 

The kids on the Lady Washington

Nathan really wanted to go down into the crew quarters, but we weren't allowed. 

Picture of the Lady Washington

More of the Lady Washington

We got to go under the deck on the Hawaiian Chieftain. Here is Nathan in the Captain's Quarters. 

Elizabeth climbing the ladder. 

Nathan waiting to steer the ship!

They tried to steer. 

We watched a sailor climb "way up high." 

I asked Nathan what his favorite part of the visit was. He said. 

1. The Snowcone (they ate snowcones while we waited in line). 
2. The cannons on the ships
3. Going under the deck on the Hawaiian Chieftain
4. Looking at the kitchen on the Hawaiian Chieftain

I then asked Elizabeth and she said the exact same thing. Shocking. 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Planting a Garden with Papa Norm

Nathan helped Papa Norm plant some seeds and seedlings in the garden. Nathan said that he really enjoyed helping Papa garden. He pulled out a lot of weeds for Papa too! 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Flowers for Gram

Elizabeth picked these flowers for Gram. 

She doesn't look like a baby anymore. 

I'm not sure if Gram actually got her flowers, but she got to hold a cute 3 year old so that is probably just as good. 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Preschool Picnic

Nathan is officially done with preschool! We have a kindergartner! Mrs. Hughes had the end of the year preschool picnic after school today. We had a nice lunch. 
She also set up a fun water slide that Nathan and the other kids had a blast on. Nathan also ran around in the sprinkler to keep cool. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

What's the best thing to do on a 93 degree day?

Splash Pad!

He loves it when those buckets of water dump on his head. 

She's finally enjoying the splash pad this year!

They were running races through the mist

She's not mad or yelling. She's just trying to swallow the water!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Perfect Little Ears

I'm a bit obsessed with how perfect and adorable Elizabeth's little ears are. They've always just been so cute! I try to kiss them as much as I can while she'll still let me. 

And don't even get me started on her cheeks! They also get as many kisses as she'll let me give! 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Hello Smurfette!

Elizabeth decided to use chalk to color her face blue. 

She also ate some. 

Last Day of School

The last day of school was June 12th. 4th grade and 2nd grade are now over! Nathan had his best school year ever and Elizabeth had a pretty...