Avery had Mountain School at the beginning of the month. This was their 5th grade outdoor ed program that lasted three days. Here he is with his buddy, Henry.
Here he is at home before he left. Poor guy still had his cast on.
Waiting with his class.
He’s ba-ack! They had a great time!
Kieron and Layla making wishes
Time to get the cast off!
One happy boy!
It was a great Mother’s Day this year. The day started with a morning paddle on the lake.
Biscuits and gravy for breakfast!
I was really hoping we’d get to take the sailboat out for Mother’s Day. The weather cooperated, and we had our maiden voyage aboard the “Yellow Buccaneer”!
Someone wanted to keep the bracelet I was given for Mother’s Day
Layla and I spent a few days with Grammy & Papa before school got out
Kieron and his friend discovered an orphaned baby deer while playing at the edge of Eli’s yard. When I arrived to pick Kieron up, the fawn was following them around making sad little squeaky noises, and trying to suck on their pant legs. It was still sticky, and we thought it was not likely more than a day or two old. We tried to lead it back to where the boys found it, but it kept following us back to the house. Eventually we left, but poor Eli & his mom spent the rest of the evening listening to it and trying to help it. It did eventually take some goat’s milk. Eli’s mom, Christi, talked to fish & wildlife a number of times, and eventually they determined the fawn was indeed orphaned based on it’s behavior and the duration of time it hung around. We also learned from Facebook that a nearby doe had been hit by a car earlier in the day. By nightfall, fish & wildlife came to collect the fawn. According to Christi, “that deer is in very good hands!” A sweet, crunchy, teary-eyed girl with dreadlocks swooped it up in her arms. Apparently they have a very successful deer rehabilitation program, and this particular fawn was in very good shape for an orphan, so he should be just fine!
Everyone got to pet the fawn. I was worried the mother would reject it if we did find her, but that didn’t end up being an issue.
Caroline and I met up for lunch in Issaquah
Just like their moms, these two always look forward to seeing each other!
I ate lunch with each of the boys at Field Day Here is Silas with his friend, Porter, and his little brother, Campbell
And here’s Kieron, Layla, and Eli
Grammy & Papa came to visit with their new kittens, Maui & Whidbey
Our caterpillars hatched while they were here
We had another little birthday celebration for Kieron
Two birds were camping out on our roof, so Jonathan did a sneak attack with his “Bug Assalt”. It was his Christmas present from the boys. It shoots salt and kills bugs, but also scares birds!
The neighborhood kids playing tug-o-war while we visited with neighbors
Then the dads got involved
Just some horsin’ around in the morning
This was another summer project – praying mantises
There were a ton of them!
Silas had his end of the season soccer party
Waiting for the bus to come
Avery giving Layla lessons on her bike
We needed a dinghy to get to our sailboat…
At the Silver Beach Elementary auction with Jeni, Jenn, & Amy
Silas, at his friend, Lotus’ cat themed birthday party
Work buddies Jayson, Adam, Tom & Jonathan, together again!
Jonathan chaperoned Silas’ end of they year field trip to Larrabee Park. Here he is with his friend, Jack
Ms. McDonell’s kindergarten class
The whole kindergarten class