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.
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
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.
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.