Thursday, April 15, 2010

Summer In Sight

I love the expression on Ben's face in this picture!

One sure sign that summer is right around the corner is The River Academy's spring uniform policy change! I usually count down the days until the uniform change because the kids can start wearing shorts and our boys pants are usually desperate for an eternal trip to the garbage not to mention they are usually about 2 inches to short! Monday was the last day for dress uniforms and I had to get a picture so that I can compare in the fall!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

First Game Of 2010

YAAYHOOO! Tage and Simon get to be on the same team this year! I'm sure there are many moms out there who can fully appreciate my excitement right now! As expected (just kidding :))our boys ROCKED the bat and kicked off the season with their first win. We love this team so much. It is our third year with this coach and a slew of little River Academy boys...SO MUCH FUN!Tage and Simon after their big win!

Here is Simon up to bat for the first time in A-ball...No more tee for this kiddo!
GO TEAM! Complete with the little girl blowing a huge Big League Chew bubble! Aren't kids great!

Easter 2010

Easter brunch before church!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I understand how the weather feels sometimes....

You get off to kind of a rough start and by the end of the day its all sunshine and tulips! Happy Spring!

Childhood Girlfriends

Dearest Paula and Maggie,
Our time together last week has been on my mind daily since we departed. I have thought much about all of the years we have spent knowing one another and how most of my memories of our childhood are vivid and bright as if it was just yesterday that Paula and I were dictating the Tremont Street neighborhood play or when I was seriously stuck on Maggie's bluff as we tried to head to the beach despite many warnings from our parents...I still don't like heights by the way. I am reminded of all the good times, sad times, scary times (mostly in a VW bus :)) and serious loss that we have experienced together making it nearly impossible for us to ever loose touch! All these years of ever lasting loving "baggage" has made it possible for us to pick up right where we left off even as we introduce husbands and children into the mix. Dear friends, please understand that I needed that day of laughing, reminiscing and catching up and I am so happy that we were able to make it work the way we did. You have grown into beautiful amazing women and I feel so blessed to have you as my life long friends! Please come visit soon! Love and miss you lots! Rach

Spring Break Part 3 - Ferry Boat Rides

One of the highlights of our travels to Grandma and Grandpa's house is always the ferry boat ride. Usually the kids talk about it for days before our departure and then relish in the "experience" for days following the 30 minute boat ride. About the time they are done playing ferry boat it is time to leave Grandma and Grandpa's and they get to anticipate and experience 30 more minutes of pure boat riding bliss! This visit we had an absolutely beautiful boat ride out of Seattle and spent most of the ride on the deck. I personally prefer having everyone inside as I truly fear loosing one of my children over the railing...silly I know, but true. Our boat ride back to Seattle was very cold, extremely windy and rather rocky. It was difficult to stand and made it so everyone stayed pretty close to their seats. I was much more comfortable with that!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Spring Break Part 2 -LOTS of Indoor Activities

We had an absolutely beautiful February and early March complete with LOTS of sunshine and warm dry days giving us LOTS to look forward too for our week and half of spring break. As I expected spring break arrived and we have experienced LOTS of rain, LOTS of wind and unseasonably cold weather. That mean LOTS of indoor activities at Grandma and Grandpas. Brant was in Wenatchee working so we were out numbered and I must say my parents were great sports! There were times where I just could stand it anymore and through the boys outside in the weather despite its nastiness. For the most part we kept the peace and engaged them in arts and crafts, egg decorating, and LOTS of make believe play with army guys and polly pockets
Pretty serious war games!

Grandma showing Ben how to build with dominos

Violet was busy with polly pockets the entire week!

Tage painting "A Sunny Day"....wishing we had some of those...:)
Painting in Grandpa's shop/ "Art Studio"
The "Art Studio" AKA Grandpas Shop