Thursday, June 30, 2011

Discovery Park

We were blessed with a sunny day here in Seattle.  Therefore, we loaded up the car and went for a family hike at Discovery Park.  We had a great time enjoying nature.  It is always nice to get outside and get some exercise.   The boys had a blast exploring the trails.  Meghan took it all in from her stroller.   We even stopped to play on the playground.  Which the boys turned into a pirate ship.  (Of course!)  I wonder what the world would be like if adults could imagine and play like little children.

I hope you enjoy the pictures from our day in the sun!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Another Season of T-Ball ends!

June 4th was our last T-Ball game.  The season ended with trophies and a party at Dairy Queen.  The boys both loved their trophies.  I would say that the season was a success.  I think we will probably try it again next year.   Here are some pictures from our last game.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Family Trip to Oregon

Over Memorial Day weekend we packed up the whole family and headed south.  We spent three nights on the Oregon Coast in Lincoln City, Oregon.  It was such a special family time.  When it was raining we toured the Tillamook Cheese Factory and a petting zoo.  

The weather did clear up for us and we spent a lot of time on the beach.  The boys really liked building sand castles and finding seashells.  They really liked watching people fly kites on the shore.  We even saw some wind surfers.

We also drove about an hour along the coast to visit Newport, Oregon.  Here we explored a haunted lighthouse and a local brewery.  The drive to Newport was amazing.  It was right on the Pacific Ocean.  At one point, we just pulled out to admire the view.  While gazing at God's creation, we saw a whale!!  How cool is that???

It is amazing how the sound of the sea can make you realize how amazing God really is!  I really  looking forward to more family vacations like this in the future!

I think one of the highlights for Owen and Seamus was that we got donuts for breakfast!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Easter Sunday

It is Easter time!  So we needed to celebrate.  Our day was both fun and relaxing.  We went to church in the morning and spent the rest of the day relaxing.  We had the big dinner with ham, potatoes, vegetables, rolls, cake and sparkling juice.  The boys have taken to calling sparkling juicy, spicy juice.

We also had an Easter hunt around the house.  The kids enjoyed their basket.  Their big gift was a Leap Frog Scout. It is a pretty cool toy.  It is a stuffed animal that you program with their name and favorite things.  Then the dog sings songs about them.  Of course, their baskets were filled with Malley's Chocolate.  It is a tradition.  Thankfully, my parents brought it with them when they visited.   Each kid also got a new T-shirt, which lined the bottom of their Easter basket.  (I am not a fan of Easter grass!)

It was a fun day with just the 5 of us.  We hope you had a nice Easter too!