Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Math

The Fairy + Batman + Dinosaur + Sacagawea = Fun day with cute kids!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Naomi's 8th Birthday

Climbing a giant fig tree


Bird Girl leads the way!
All the natives made it to the destination

Happy Birthday Naomi!

Aunt Susan gets the cool gift award! Bird Girl has her own tee pee.
Naomi read two books on Sacagawea, aka Bird Girl. So she asked if she could have a Sacagawea Birthday Party. So we went on an adventure to Boulder Creek Falls. We saw bear scat, ate wild grapes, rock hopped across the creek, and scaled a downed tree. It was a unique party for an equally unique, caring, lovely young lady of eight.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Daniel's Second Birthday


Checking out the new trucks from Grandma Ardis

Toot, toot, he's two!
We are blessed to call this spunky sweet boy our son. What a delight he is! He enjoys driving hot wheels all over, using real tools to help, laying on kitties and keeping up with "Wook."

Monday, October 15, 2012

Hawes Farm

The crew

Luke & his buddy Ryan on the train ride

Miss Jessie and Daniel

I just love that Daniel thinks he can do anything!

Great day at the farm! Naomi, Ryan, Luke and Daniel.
The mom with a sweet photo bombers:Ava and her friend Melody.



Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Coleman Fish Hatchery

A few of the kids with a very LARGE Salmon

Miss Aleta (with the baseball cap) was our lovely guide

Naomi, Ava, & Conner touching the new salmon eggs
Hands-on science was a blast at Coleman Fish Hatchery!  A friend invited us and we were so blessed to see one of God's amazing creations in action: the salmon. Here's what I wrote to Grandma Ardis about the day:

Today we went to the Coleman national fish hatchery in Anderson (20 min south). The fall run of salmon has begun. Naomi was interested in their entire operation; she even took a video. Daniel insisted on keeping up with the big kids and would only go in the stroller when I forced him to. They all loved the fish jumping upstream. What an amazing sight of one of God's special creatures. Although I think Ava was more excited about being with her friend Corrin. :-)smile Naomi carried her own purse the entire time!