Sunday, May 25, 2014

Baseball Game

Here are some photos from Nathan's latest baseball game. 

Up to bat

Ready to swing

He got a hit and is on his way to first!

Exciting times in the outfield

Another bat

Good game!

This sums up Elizabeth's time at the game. She's annoyed she has to be there, but has at least mastered the monkey bars. She's really good at them! 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Our official Bloomsday photos

For the first time ever, Bloomsday did not make you pay for the pictures their cameras took along the course! You can download them all for FREE! I downloaded the best ones and posted them here. 

Here's Jeremy pushing through those last 2 dreadful  miles. 

Here I am, but not sure where this is exactly. 

Laura making her way to the finish. 

Jeremy was the only one who had a good "Finish Line" photo. You can see him there in the knee brace. 

Me sprinting down the last little hill to the finish line. 

Here are Brian and Karen making their way up Doomsday. 

I think Laura's face here perfectly describes how much she hates Bloomsday. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Off to Jail

These two just can't seem to stay out of the back of police cars. Off to jail again! 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Sparkly Sweater

Elizabeth found this great sparkly sweater and decided to wear it to the park today. She didn't believe me when I told her it was too hot to wear a sweater. We got to the park and after about 10 minutes, she was complaining about how hot she was. It was a short trip to the park! Perhaps we will try again in October with the sweater. 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Jeremy's Many Talents

Jeremy is talented in many areas. Another talent is sewing! My favorite pair of jeans wore holes through the knees so he converted them into stylish shorts! 

Elizabeth watched and seemed to be interested. Jeremy will have to teach her to sew. 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Daddy Attack

Jeremy can't sit down without getting attacked. It's funny. 

 I also have no idea why Elizabeth wants to wear a coat when it's 85. Yesterday, she said she was cold and wanted to wear her HUGE winter coat. I think the changing weather is confusing her. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sunny Days

The weather has been so nice and perfect lately. We like to sit in the back of our truck and enjoy the evenings. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Nathan's first baseball game

Here's Nathan at his first baseball game!

Elizabeth wore the team colors even though she was hot in her long sleeve shirt. She spent the time looking for "discoveries." She found mushrooms, seeds, leaves, sticks. No dead animals this time. 

They did team photos today. We didn't want to pay for them, so this is as good as we'll get. Nathan is in the front right in the middle. 

The team is K-2 so he's outfield. Second graders are playing the bases. 

Just waiting around the outfield. 

Almost his turn to bat! 

Up to bat. 

He got a single!

Good game. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mothers Day

I am the lucky Mother of these two cuties! We took a few pictures to remember the day. 

First we took a picture in front of the beautiful flowers we planted. 

Then we took a picture in front of our new fountain!

Here are the beautiful flower baskets I got for Mother's Day-one from each child. 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Bloomsday 2014

We headed up to Spokane for Bloomsday again this year. Jeremy and I had both registered a few months ago. In February Jeremy hurt his knee at work.  Then, Jeremy hurt his back badly doing yardwork. He couldn't run for a long time so had decided to just not run. Then, we got the email that said he could run in the yellow group this year. He hadn't expected that! He didn't want to waste his chance to be in yellow group so even though he hadn't run for over a month, he decided to do Bloomsday. We got to wait together at the start. That was neat!

Here we are at the start in yellow group. No beach balls here! I also only saw one tutu and it was on a guy.  

Here is looking toward the start line. 

Here is looking back. Poor Laura is back there somewhere in good old green group. We wish she could escape that group, but after what she did this year, they will probably never let her leave! People were bouncing around those beach balls that always bonk you on the head if you don't feel like taking part in bouncing them around. Laura just gets sick of it every year, so this year, she caught a beach ball and just deflated it. She said like 20 people around her starting cheering and clapping!!! She said she was a bit of a green group celebrity. Since she was brave enough to deflate a ball, she said a bunch of people around her started to do the same thing. She said they must have deflated 6-7 of them!! Hahaha!! 

Look who we ran into after the race?  What a nice surprise! Brian and Karen! Brian didn't even know he was running until the day before Bloomsday. They were stuck way back in blue group with the walkers, but somehow managed to make their way through the maze and finished with a GREAT time. If they run next year, they'll make yellow group! We were planning on having lunch with some of Jeremy's co-workers, but when your brother unexpectedly shows up, it's fun to see him! We had pizza. 

My Bloomsday bib this year. 

On our way to Spokane, we dropped the kids off in Royal City with Papa Norm and Gram. Thanks Grandparents! The kids had fun gardening, playing baseball, driving Kubotas and hitting gophers over the head with shovels. 

Here are our times for the year. Jeremy managed to do a good job even though he wasn't prepared! 

Claire K Wakeman View Photos

Finish time:01:01:31
Overall place:2,677th
Time up Doomsday:03:56
Pace per mile:08:14
Average pace for 33-year-olds:14:13
Top Results Placed 72nd among 775 people the same age
Top Results Placed 4th among 101 people from West Richland, WA
Top Results Placed 2,014th among 34,570 people from Washington
Top Results Placed 1st among 4 people with the same last name
Top Results Placed 614th among 26081 females
Top Results Placed 24th out of 500 among 33-year-old females
Top Results Placed 109th out of 2,442 people in your age group

Jeremy D Wakeman View Photos

Finish time:01:23:54
Overall place:12,559th
Time up Doomsday:05:30
Pace per mile:11:14
Average pace for 34-year-olds:14:19
Top Results Placed 276th among 741 people the same age
Top Results Placed 43rd among 101 people from West Richland, WA
Top Results Placed 9,497th among 34,570 people from Washington
Top Results Placed 3rd among 4 people with the same last name
Top Results Placed 7,032nd among 17650 males
Top Results Placed 147th out of 277 among 34-year-old males
Top Results Placed 774th out of 1,425 people in your age group

Laura Spragg View Photos

Finish time:01:22:17
Overall place:11,894th
Time up Doomsday:05:18
Pace per mile:11:01
Average pace for 31-year-olds:14:08
Top Results Placed 311th among 827 people the same age
Top Results Placed 190th among 720 people from Liberty Lake, WA
Top Results Placed 8,998th among 34,570 people from Washington
Top Results Placed 1st among 1 people with the same last name
Top Results Placed 5,150th among 26081 females
Top Results Placed 168th out of 526 among 31-year-old females
Top Results Placed 699th out of 2,442 people in your age group

Friday, May 2, 2014

Slip and Slide

For some reason, it is currently 87 degrees out today-so we brought out the slip and slide!

The kids had more fun running through the water. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Day!

To celebrate May Day, here are some pictures of Elizabeth with her favorite flower. She loves them because they are fun to blow. 

Showing off the "Dandelion Garden." 

Showing me how she makes wishes. 

Which to choose? 

Then, she found a pink blossom off a tree! Another beautiful flower!

And we can't forget tumbleweeds. They're a flower right? 

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...