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July

Here is the rest of what we were up to in July:

On the North Lake Whatcom Trail with Kayden & Eli

Sleepy selfie with my little girl

Ice cream on the deck

Jonathan and his team did an axe throwing team building activity while he was in Salt Lake City. He came in an impressive 2nd.

Layla tired out on a walk, so Bjorn gave her a lift

And so did I

Dr. King

They came home with their faces painted at the end of camp

At Boundary

At the Silver Beach playground

I did a little painting project in the basement

When the lake is too far… cooling off on the deck

Dance party

Layla is fearless on the playgrounds. Ladders and two-story slides don’t intimidate this girl a bit.

At Waypoint Park

Layla loves Maui & Whidbey

Showing Grammy his ants

Found these two in the workshop one afternoon. Glad they’re being safe!

At the Pride parade.

Silas checking out the old RV at Nana’s barn before both were sold

Nana took Silas to OMSI. Here’s one of the robots they saw.

Back to Waypoint Park

Microwave s’mores

Avery, the smoothie chef

Layla checking out Avery’s ants

Root beers with Henry (they thought it was so funny to turn the bottles around).

Fishing

More fishing

This girl loves corn on the cob!

Relaxin’

When she plays Duplo, she’s all about the animals!

She can go in the field now!

Smiley girl

At one of our favorite parks in Snoqualmie

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Lake Whatcom in July

We took so many pictures in July, and as usual, I’m getting caught up posting them. Here’s some favorite pics of our lake fun in July.






Our little fishy





There’s our house!

Silas asked Jeff & Mary for a ride in their Bullfrog. They were happy to oblige and take him for a sunset cruise. They even let him drive, which he loved!

Grammy and Papa came to visit, it was good to be sailing with them again!





The boys caught this poor fish with a net. He looked like he’d seen better days.

These two! Avery is so sweet with his little sis.

Kieron, Avery, and Eli

The Smith’s came for their summer visit from Singapore. We sure miss them!

Bjorn & Avery, friends since birth

Layla & Elina (with Kieron, the photo bomber about to attack).

We had a lake play date with a couple of my girlfriends and their kids. We even remembered to get shots of us with our kids!

Here are all the kids: Avery, Kieron, Silas, Layla, Klay, Kennedy, Kole, Kambell, Knox, & Addie.

And the moms – Amy, Jeni & me.

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Hovander Park

One day I had nothing planned, and decided to take the kids to Hovander Park, in Ferndale. I’d always heard about it, but had never been before. I called my friend, Amy, who as it turned out, also had nothing going on that day, so she and her five kids met us. We spent the whole morning there and had a great time playing outside and seeing the animals.

So smart! They had three of these!

Layla loved the bunnies

And the goats

Layla, Kambell & Knox

There were a number of really neat gardens to play in. This one had books and places to read spread around.

 

This would be so pretty when the sunflowers are blooming!

Avery in an apple tree

The Jackson 5 and the 4 Kings all squeezed together at the top of a lookout

Afterward we went to Sonic Burger. I’m pretty sure we provided a birth control PSA for the local youth who were there!

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Independence Day 2018

Our family was split up this Fourth of July. Avery and Layla were at home with us, Silas was in Neskowin with Nana, and Kieron was in Eastern Washington with Grammy, Papa, and the Avery’s of Pullman.

Avery loved the bottled root beer!

We hung out at the house early in the day

Then went to the beach

Doing fireworks and bottle rockets at the beach

The watermelon monster

Layla got sleepy, so I took her home shortly after this. Avery and Jonathan stayed up doing fireworks with the neighbors.

Here’s Silas at the Oregon coast with Nana

And here’s Kieron & Andrew in downtown Pullman

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June

Here’s what we were up to in between end-of-the-school-year activities, birthday celebrations, and camping trips. Grammy and Papa came for a visit and brought their brand new kittens, Maui & Whidbey, with them.


   

Papa was opening a bottle of wine when Avery sprang up and said, “Papa, can I open that? I’ve never used the cork screw on my pocket knife before!” Papa was happy to oblige.

Voila!

Kitten hunting (their heads are to the left of Layla).

“Can I carry that?!”

Our butterflies hatched! Time to release them!

Picnic at the beach 

Avery taking Layla for a paddle

That’s Layla throwing a fit on the way back up the hill. In case you’re wondering, I ended up carrying her.

Avery became very interested in ants toward the end of the school year, and decided he wanted to start his own colony. We told him he could, he’d just need to figure out what he needed and purchase supplies. Here is his supply list:

And here he is constructing the habitat with his brothers

It’s ready for The Queen to move in!

One weekend day Jonathan and I divided and conquered, so I took Silas & Kieron to the Sehome Arboretum for a little hike

Then we walked around the Western campus for a while

These two had a great time, and I think they really bonded on this little adventure

We’ve been working on potty training

Playing with Matchbox cars

Mother/daughter selfie

It’s warming up, so we are taking the aluminum boat out more.

On this particular day the boys were excited to find a dead fish.

Some sailing…

Yoga with my girl

Jonathan and Avery, out for a paddle together

Checking out the new Waypoint Park

Look who woke up from her nap while we were working in the yard!

Jonathan and me, out at the Silver Beach Elementary auction

Caroline and the kids came for a visit over Layla’s birthday. Here are the littles at lunch the following day.

Kieron and Silas, playing with Layla’s makeup kit.

Silas reading to Layla

Practicing riding her new bike!

She wasn’t too happy when Avery demonstrated.
  

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