Friday, August 26, 2011

Go Bumpkins!

Logan had his first soccer game today! His team is called the Bumpkins. (Logan is the one in blue shorts, in case you couldn't tell). They were cute. They basically ran in a pack chasing the ball, all around the field including behind the goals, and through the crowd of families watching the game. Brennen got upset because they all ran through the volcano he was making in the dirt! Logan kicked the ball a few times but mostly just followed the crowd around, and tried to get his friend on the opposite team to pass him the ball! He had fun once he got into it. They all did pretty well for only having one previous practice! They don't keep score or anything at this level so I have no idea who "won".

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sunny In Seattle

Last week, we finally gave up on seeing summer time sun and warmth here in Ketchikan, so our family and my parents came out from under the clouds to warm, sunny Seattle for a couple days. We just wanted to have a bit of nice family time before school starts. We all invaded "the Chrusty Hotel" (Christy's house) and had fun visiting the usual playgrounds and mall with the carousal. The next day we went to Alki beach. It's a nice area to visit, and the kids loved watching jets taking off overhead and ferries going by. They spent hours digging in the sand. I already put this picture on facebook, but I like this one of the boys.

Each one wanted to be buried in the sand!
Then were quite covered when they got up!

We ended our lovely day with a stop for ice cream at Baskin Robins, then headed off to the airport to come back to the clouds and rain. Meadow got her lovely golden locks cut while we were there. Her hair was always getting in a huge knot, so we decided it was time. Here's the before and after! She's lovely with the shorter hair too, and she likes it because she can brush it herself instead of mommy's painful brushing!

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Finally Some Summer!

After a very wet, cold summer, we finally have some sunny days! On one day we went with my parents on a beautiful hike on Connell Lake trail. The kids are excellent hikers, and ran most of the way, even Ashlen, who also makes so much noise she scares away all the bears for miles around!
Meadow was calling herself a nature girl and posing for forest pictures along the way. She also said she's going to name her kids Shore and Berry Bush!

I love being deep in the forest! It's so beautiful.

Today was the Blueberry Festival! The kids liked this fish fling game. See the (rubber) fish almost going in the hole? Meadow also participated in a spelling bee. She did well sounding out the words which were hard for a 6 year old. She didn't quite win though.

Krista met up with us, and shared her blueberry popcorn!