Thursday, June 28, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Last week the kids, Caitlin, and I went with Bryan up to Corvallis for his last few days of Banker training. We got to go up to Hillsboro for a few hours to see my friend Natalie. It is always fun to see her. Her little girl Grace and Jake got along great and played like they have been friends forever. Caitlin and I also got to take the kids for a swim. Kate loved the water and kicked the whole time like she was swimming. Jake was mostly scared but relaxed enough to enjoy himself for a while.
Monday, June 18, 2007
The Saturday of Memorial day weekend we headed out to the coast for the day. It ended up being a bit on the chilly side, but we had a great time any way. Our first stop was in Crescent City at Ocean World. It is like a mini aquarium with a sea lion show and baby sharks and star fish that you can touch. Jake had a great time, but was too scared to touch the shark. He did it last year but that did not persuade him at all. Then we headed up the road a bit to find somewhere to have our lunch and play in the sand. We found a nice quiet beach and Bryan and Jake spent time playing in the tide pools while Kate and I tried to stay warm. It was a fun relaxing day. Maybe next time we will luck out and go when it is sunny and warm.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Last month Caitlin and I, Jessica, took Jake to an event at the fairgrounds called touch-a-truck. They had tractors, a boat, semi tucks, firetrucks, tow trucks, police cars and just about every other vehicle a kid would like to explore. The kids got to climb around inside them and play with all the buttons, steering wheels, and levers they wanted. It took Jake a little while to go from being "scared of everysing" to enjoying it. Once he got excited, there was no stopping him. He also had what was supposed to be a spider painted on his face and Caitlin helped him make a pasta necklace. All in all, he had a great time.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
This is our most updated family picture. Don't worry, it is not professionally done. We'll be getting one of those soon also. You may notice the light over my (Bryan's) head and as far as we can figure out, that is in similitude of my angelic ways, not the lights from the kitchen.