Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Family Reunion

We had a family reunion in Wenatchee this past weekend. Jeremy was unable to come due to work so the kids, Laura, and the grandparents took another weekend trip! Good thing we got that minivan! 

We were surprised to see snow still on the Cascades!! There must have been a lot up there. 


My aunt has a beautiful yard and vineyard and Elizabeth had a great time exploring and finding all the fun little paths. Nathan found the Hunting Video Game inside and really never left the house all day. He came up for meals and that was about it. He did pass all the levels though so he was quite proud of that. 


Just taking pictures of how pretty it all is. 


She found a toy on a lower trail so went to check it out. 

Where to go explore next? 

Here are the most gorgeous climbing roses!!! They were amazing. 

The kids played a game with Iver and Papa Norm. Elizabeth and Iver were the winning team. 


The group family photo. There were quite a few people missing due to work and baseball, but what can you do? 

The hunting game. Elizabeth was allowed to play during the bonus rounds. 

Such a pretty view to take some pictures!



The drive home. Laura and Nathan in the back. 

Elizabeth and I in the middle. Papa Norm and Gram were up front! 

Monday, June 26, 2017

More Sprinkler Fun



We headed up to the farm again this weekend to head to a family reunion. The kids couldn't wait for the circle to come around again. This day, it was nice and hot so they weren't freezing!! 





She got a little dirty. 

After the fun. 

They were thrilled to find the whirlpool still going strong. 

A rock mountain! It's Elizabeth's dream! 

Darth Vader. 


My shadow for the evening. Laura wasn't there and this dog would not leave me alone !!! 

Friday, June 23, 2017

VBS


Another year of VBS is done. I helped in the kitchen again making and taking care of the allergy kids. I don't get a chance to take many pictures. 

Here is half of Nathan's group. I dropped them off early so only 3/6 kids were there. Nathan had Sam as his crew leader again. That is 3 years in a row! Next year will be Nathan's last year of VBS and Sam's last year as crew leader so I think I will request him so Nathan can have him all 4 possible years. Nathan missed the first 3 days of VBS this week as he was at Cub Scouts Day Camp with Jeremy. Jeremy did not take even one picture at Day Camp so I cannot write about that. The other boy in the picture was in Nathan's den at Day Camp so he was only at VBS for 2 days as well. 


Elizabeth's crew leader this year was Abby. None of the rest of her group were there when I dropped her off. 

I took a picture of Nathan's group at snack time. 


Elizabeth at a snack time. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hydrangeas


Our pink hydrangeas are looking pretty! There are a few that are a slight purple so maybe someday if I keep up on adding acid, we will have a few blue flowers. Someday...





Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Fishing

Great Uncle Ron has been wanting to take the kids out fishing. He is an exceptional fisherman and a great guide. He was fishing up north so we made the journey up to do some fishing. The kids were sure they would catch fish with an experienced fisherman! 

They had some lessons. 


At first, the kids tried to catch fish by casting right off the shore. That didn't work. 



Trying to fish off the shore and not having any luck. 

Great Uncle Ron took Papa Norm and the kids out. They trolled around out there for a long time, but it was worth it! 

When they returned, they had FOUR fish!! 

Elizabeth caught 2 salmon and Nathan caught a salmon and a trout. They were very excited. The fish were Elizabeth's first catch! 

Great Uncle Ron showed the kids how to clean the fish. 

The 2 brothers.

 Uncle Ron also cooked some burgers for us and we had a great lunch. Gram brought up some of her salads and fruits and special cupcakes! 


On the way home, we took a short detour down the highway to see famous Auntie Laura on her billboard! It was already a 3 hour drive one way, so a few extra minutes to see the world famous billboard wasn't a big deal. Nathan took this picture! He did a good job capturing it. 

We took the new minivan and it fit everyone PLUS all the fishing gear and food! 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dry Falls

On our way to our fishing adventure, we stopped to visit Dry Falls. 





Nathan was keeping his fingers crossed he wouldn't fall! 


Birds

See those black dots below? There are hundreds of birds. Each is perched atop the braces in that apple orchard. Each brace had one or two b...