Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Summer coming to an end...So much to catch up on!

 This summer has been so full of things that I haven't had much time to sit down and write about our adventures! I am looking forward to when school starts and I will have a couple hours to myself with just one baby at home. I imagine myself getting so much more cleaning done without any distractions and maybe even get in a nap or two, but then reality hits me and I know that I'll be much too busy making bigger messes with some project I decide needs to be done "now" or I'll be busy chatting on the phone with friends who are also home with just one little one. I guess I should be grateful. The summer may have been jam packed full of vacation after vacation, and my laundry pile finally hit its hightest peak ever, but the memories we made were worth every spill, crash, tantrum, or sleepless night.

We went camping at the beach, went to Dan's company BBQ at Safeco Field in Seattle, took the kids out on a day trip to another beach, went to Portland for a friends wedding, then went camping again all in consecutive weekends. Throw in Kiera's birthday party, a couple out-of-town trips for Dad where mom was left with 3 kids and a head cold, and our every day runs to a fro, that all makes for a very busy last month of summer. Needless to say, I am looking forward to school starting and a having a slightly calmer routine.

Be prepared for a picture overload! I want to share some pictures from our busy month. I don't have time to edit them all and I really need to get caught up so I can start fresh when I take the kids back to school pics this next week. So here they are:
 Double Bluff Beach on Whidbey Island. Lovin' those arm floaties and new kickboard that sprays water too.

This didn't last long. As soon as a wave came she was out of that water. I was proud of her for trying though

Kiera and her kickboard at Double Bluff Beach

 Kiera woke up on the morning of her birthday to find that the birthday fairy had come to decorate and fill her room with balloons
 long car trip...what more can I say.
The best part of long car trips is when this happens.
Me and my hubby. Waiting for our friends at the Portland Temple
Ben's happy bride Kara
Ben looks pretty happy himself. Don't blame him...Congrats "uncle" Ben!

Kara's Family is so lucky to have gotten Ben as their son-in-law!

Dan reminiscing with old friends.

The Groom with is his Best Man. Love these guys!

Note to self: look at the lens and not the display screen. I see some fun times with this happy couple in the future.

Attempting a mini photoshoot in the backyard. Emma you are sooo cute!

Look who decided to show up at Dan's Company BBQ! The Mariner's Moose!

Emma with her first animal balloon from" Rigby" the Clown

 Another photo shoot shot. Ethan you're such a handsome boy! 

Family Shot from the green at Safeco Field. "Keep off the Grass"

Family Shot from our camping trip at Deception Pass

Kiera and her puppy balloon from "Rigby" the clown

"Mom do we really have to do this? The sun is so bright! And I'd much rather slide"

At Safeco Field they had a special playground just for the kids! So much fun!

Mommy got to meet the Mariner Moose too. And Kiera took this shot. Great Job Kiera! Momma's gonna make a photographer out of you yet.

Pitching Practice....and no I did not throw it at 63mph. That was the guy in front of me. Could have been though

Emma's first time getting her face painted

I like to call this one "Photoshoot Reality" You can just hear Kiera's whining that her brother is touching her

View from the press box. We got a VIP tour and even got to sit up front in the Main Interview Room where the team gets interviewed by the press. We also got to see the visiting team's locker room. Was a very fun trip. We even got to swing at some pitches in the team's practice batting cage that runs underneath the baseball field. So cool!  

ummm what do they do with the bars of soap? Sell them on Ebay?

awh that is much better. Sisterly love!   

Goodbye Summer. You were wonderful. See you next year. Like I always say, 
"On to a new adventure"


Sheila said...

Cute cute pics! I can't believe how big the kids are getting...espeically baby Emma :(

Glenn Family said...

Yeah, crazy busy month for you! I bet things won't slow down too much though...knowing you. Adorable pictures. Love the fun beach pictures and the Mariners game pics.