Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Camp Mosquito

The kids and I were able to take off out of Bellingham at a most needed time. We left town immediately after we picked up Isabelle on her last day of school. We packed up and headed over the pass into Eastern Washing to enjoy a good ol’ camping experience with our great friends Naomi, Brett & Natalie. The company was a blast, the setting was beautiful, the golf was great, the swimming was fabulous, sleeping in the tent was okay, the stories around the campfire were hilarious, and the mosquito swarms attacking us were horrible! I have never seen so many mosquitoes. Our only refuge was the car or the pool. We did however have a great trip into Leavenworth to stroll around and have some dinner other than PB&J or hotdogs… I am trying really hard to find the joy in camping, (the dirt and grime part), especially for my boys and I think I may of come one small step closer. Isabelle and I are girly girls who like to sleep in our own clean beds!
Click for a glimpse into our camping trip to Leavenworth, very fun despite being eaten alive by mosquitoes!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Second Grade... Finished!

I've come to the conclusion that the last day of school forces me as a mother to realize how much my children have grown during the school year. It is September to June, how much could they have grown? Well this year Isabelle's growth and development was huge! She started in September small and quiet, now she is tall, confident and sassy! I am so proud of her transformation! She is reading this year, even dong spelling tests! Her writing has a lot of room for improvement, but that gives us a project for the summer. Speaking of summer, we just kicked it off with a camping trip. Stay tuned for pics of the mosquito-eating fest!

Monday, June 19, 2006

Kindergarten Graduation Celebration...

Ethan with teacher Katharine and friends, Marcus and Wanling-

Ethan graduated from kindergarten and his three years spent at Childlife Montessori school last Thursday night. Trying to absorb this has been a challenge because I can't believe how old he is? We have been on our own two years next month and he has grown and changed so much since then. In the fall he will entering first grade, I can't believe it! Our time at Childlife has been blessed with many great friends and genuine close relationships. Way to go EE, I am so proud of you!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

We're Backkk!

I do know life happens without my camera but it is so much more fun with it! Last night on our walk we barely made it back to the car before the rain hit... It was fun to see all the baby ducks and geese. The kids love this walk because it is always full of animals, otters, frogs, ducks, geese, fish, etc... We finally got it down to take the princess in the stroller so we can all stay together. The boys are lightening fast and Bellie is the biggest "doddler"! It is good to be back posting, thank you for all the emails concerning the question: "did you fall off the face of the earth?" My camera is fixed and we are back! Here's to the beginning of summer!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

To all of you cute bloggers looking for new posts...

My camera busted when Isabelle knocked it off the kitchen counter! Sadly, it is still in the repair shop- :( I am totally not inspired to post without new pictures... I'm so sad. I didn't realize how much joy I get from looking through the lens of my camera! Very maddening, I can't wait to get it back! I will be back again as soon as I get it or we have something exciting to say. Until then enjoy these sunshiny days! A