Friday, May 29, 2009


What wonderful weather in the pacific northwest - we brought along a Mongolian sky! Just so you don't think that we are finished having fun, every day is a blast at grandma's house - bike riding, hot tubbing, picking flowers and strawberries, sprinklers, speedboats and more!

Also our kids have been going to swim lessons twice a week at the local Y. Eden is finally getting over her aquaphobia! The boys have a pretty good flail too...

More Fun!

Does the fun never end?! Our kids think they are on an extended vacation (while everyone else is still in school!). First we went bowling on cousin Kaden's birthday... they should hand out knee-pads along with those shoes! The whole ground shakes when these guys play! Zeke took home 1st place with 120-something (no trophy, though). The week after that we caught a new movie in 3D!!

This week we all went to the Enchanted Forest. The kids flew through the Fairy Tales ...I don't remember them being so scary. They were even a bit scared of Alice's rabbit hole (maybe I overdid my evil cackle?). The kiddie rides were great, especially the bumper cars and boats, but they REALLY loved the big rides! They went again and again on the bobsled, log ride, and Challenge of Mondor (side note: I am now a "Champion of Mondor"). It was a gorgeous day and there were almost no lines!

More Sand

As if Hawaii wasn't enough sand, we recently spent a lovely weekend with Grammie & Papa on the Oregon coast! We had some great pine-cone fights, experienced some wildlife (note our fearless "croc hunter"), and tromped across the sand dunes. Our boys climbed up and slid down to their hearts' content, along with Papa's great dog Amos. They even burrowed together and took a quick nap! Different from Hawaii, but still lots of fun and beautiful.

We also had the chance to spend time with some new and old friends at Reedsport Church of God - great desserts and even better fellowship!

Hawaiian thaw

What a great place to thaw out! While our friends are still getting snow (end of May!) we were surfing, snorkeling and castle-building in Honolulu!

We made some new friends at Kapahulu Bible Church, which was walking distance from Waikiki - where the boys spent every day in the water. But Eden stayed elbow-deep in sand most of the time (aquaphobia?).

Top it all off with a fire-dancing Luau and we were a very happy, long-john free family!