Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Saltwater State Park

On a rainy Saturday we decided to go on a family adventure.  We went to Saltwater State Park.  This park is right on Puget Sound.  Puget Sound is body of water made up of salt water.

This park is pretty cool right now.  Since it is low tide, we got to walk where the water normally is.  So we stepping over zebra mussels, sea weed, shells and other  underwater specialties.   We also watched some scuba divers in the water.  The boys really liked it.  We would have explored longer but it was pretty cool and rainy.  It was still a fun family day!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Bill and Kathy Visit!

Last week was special because Grandpa Bill and Grandma Kathy were able to visit us.  It was a whirlwind visit but very fun!  It was a busy time which made it go by too quickly. 

My dad was such a big help around the house.  He did tons of yard work, including cutting down our 4 foot tall weeds.  He also helped me clean and organize our laundry room.  When we were done the room looked twice as big.  It is so nice!  I actually feel almost relaxed while doing laundry.

We also drove into Seattle to see the Blue Angels practice.  They were here for Seafair in Seattle.  The boys really loved the planes.  Although, Owen did say that engines were really loud.  Seamus kept screaming "Airplanes" every time they flew by.   It was neat to see all the tricks they could do.  We probably got a better show than the people at Seafair.  We had a perfectly clear day and it rained for all of Seafair!

My parents come back in September.  So the countdown begins!  Before that, a visit from our favorite Aunt Brigid.  Isn't family great?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

A 4 year old in the house!!

That's right!  On July 30th, our sweet Owen turned 4 years old!  He is such a blessing to our family.  He is the best big brother his siblings could ask for!

It was a fun birthday!  It started with picking up Grandma and Grandpa Reilley from the airport!  Then it was off to Target and lunch.  We got pizza for dinner, since it was Owen requested!  Of course, we finished with a COSTCO cake.  He wanted a "dragon cake" from Costco.  I would have loved to make him one, but this is what he wanted!  It is the same cake Seamus got for his birthday.  He has been talking about getting that cake for his birthday ever since he saw it.  By the way, Seamus's birthday is in November! :)

We were also lucky because Owen's friends, Abbie and Maddie, were able to join us for cake  It made it feel like a real birthday party!

It was a great day.  I can't believe this sweet little boy is already four!