Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Fourth of July, 2015

It was another wonderful celebration in Indianola!  We had a great time with family.  The weather was quite warm, but being on the water was much cooler than Puyallup (low 90s).  The boys were hanging in there pretty well, so we decided to stay for the fireworks.  They LOVED it!  At one point, they got tired of the loud noise, so they watched from inside; however, they were just as happy to go back outside later.  We didn't leave until 10:25, so we got home at 11:45.  Getting up for church in the morning was tough, but Nathan, Levi, and Micah all fell asleep during nap time on Sunday.



Early Summer Fun

One Thursday, Bob treated us to play time at Pump It Up.  The boys were cautious at first, but I was able to convince Micah to try out a bouncy house.  Levi saw Micah having such a good time; eventually he couldn't stand it anymore, and he had to try it, too.  They were hooked!

One Tuesday we met Heather, Hannah, and James at Owen Beach.

Picking strawberries at Picha Farms.  Amy and the girls came over for lunch afterward.  It was so fun!

 Check out our haul!

This is one of three Junco nests in our yard this year.  If I were a bird, I would want to live in a beautiful flower basket, too!
 Levi and I went to see the "Senior Theatre" production of "Working."  My student, Doug was in the show and treated us to tickets.

Yes, Levi is wearing pajamas, scientist goggles, my tennis shoes, and Micah's pacifier.

Father's Day celebration at the Wrights' house.

Picking blueberries at Kevin's house.  The boys each picked several, but then their interest started to flag.  When I told them they could eat a few berries, they were excited.  Not only did they eat each berry they picked from then on, they emptied their buckets as well.  I made them each bring home three berries.

Monday, July 6, 2015

June Mystery Mondays

Week 1: The Commons mall in Federal Way
Week 2: Sprayground in Pioneer Park
Week 3: Lunch at Panera and helping Grannie clean out her classroom
Week 4: Dash Point Park
Week 5: Les Gove Park in Auburn

Playing in the children's area at the Commons

It was a hot day in downtown Puyallup.  The sprayground had just opened a couple weeks ago.  I took the boys to play in the water, but they didn't want to.  We just sat on the side and watched the other kids play.  Finally, I told them that we would go home but that first they each needed to touch the water.  Well, it turns out that was pretty fun!  So we stayed and played for another 20-25 minutes.  They got soaked while wearing their regular clothes, so before we got in the car, I changed them into their dry swim clothes.  Backwards day?

Dash Point Park has a swingset, play area, and fishing dock.  The boys didn't want to go in the water that day.

One last time playing in Grannie's classroom.

Levi didn't want to go down the slide.
 But Micah did!