Labor day drive up to Mt. St. Helens provided us with some spectacular views!
A day trip to Astoria was also a lot of fun! Here's a view of the bridge fun the Astoria Column.
Ready to climb up the column
Letting a glider go from the top
Where the Columbia meets the ocean-A panorama of the whole area.
Cape Disappointment light house
2 lost teeth!
Hiking near home
Playing at the Woodland park zoo
Carousel with Grandma at the zoo
Playing in the woods
Pumpkin art projects
150 year party!
August was full of fun family summer actives. Visits from cousins, plenty of outings and another county fair!
Bob's red mill
Concert in the park
Hands on Childrens museum
Crafting at the museum
More big foot.
Ranger talk at Johnston Ridge Observatory.
Mt. St. Helens
Bridge of Glass, Tacoma
Museum of glass, Tacoma
Bridge of glass
Washington museum of history
View from the Ferris wheel at Skamania county fair
Judges choice award!
Beautiful back drop for the fair
Quite the collection of ribbons!
First lost tooth!!
Dessert animals poster
And several shots at a miniature western town outside the restaurant where we met Grandma for dinner on her birthday!
Independence day picnic, watermelon eating contest.
Harry Gardener park
Concerts at the lake
Date night in Olympia
My little brothers wedding
beach fun with our quest club peeps
Collecting candy at the Castle Rock parade
Castle Rock fair
Beaver falls, Clatskenie
Ranier beach park
Made by Silly for our 14 year wedding anniversary!
Ike kinswa state park
Cowlitz county fair
First blue ribbon!
The Oregon Garden
Cup cakes with Aunt Linda
Hard to believe that my youngest is FIVE already! The days of having little ones about are slipping away and I am looking forward to the days of parenting older kids.
To mark the occasion, the little guy chose a Peter Pan theme for his party & Silly & I set about turning the backyard into Neverland.
Last day as a 4 year old
Family dinner at Chuckie's
Lost boy chow
Fairy fruit wands
Cupcakes w/homemade toppers & banner
Neverland map by yours truly
The kids started out with their booty bags & a map then went to each of the Neverland areas to play a game and earn a prize for their favor bags.
Fishing at Mermaid Lagoon
We had a ball toss game set up next to the teepee. Didn't get a picture.
Pin the tail on the Lost Boy at the Lost Boys Hideout
The most popular game by far was a duel with Captain Hook at Pirates Cove
We finished up the official festivities with a crocodile pinata. Forgot to take a picture until after the poor thing was bludgeoned.
We also threw a kiddie pool & sprinkler into the mix. All in all it was a lovely day and we had a great time :)
Homemade potato chips-yum!
Silly's snakes (finger knit)
Cookie decorating with homemade fondant
Day trip to seaside for the hubby's birthday
Lunch & a visit to Olympia's childrens museum with G&G
Ike kinswa state park
Decided to visit San Diego in the winter when we could really appreciate the sun. Unfortunately the whole family got the flu which really put a damper on things. But we still managed to do some fun stuff. Here are the pictures to prove it!
Cruising around the bay
View from the hotel
San Diego Zoo
I wish we had been feeling better so that we could fully appreciate it, but I'm glad we were still able to hit done of the big attractions.