Friday, August 28, 2009

Back to School

The girls started school this week. Ashley started first grade and is riding the bus without her big sis. She had a good first day but thought it was a really LONG day. Alysha was sick for the first day of school but managed to go on the second day. She is really nervous about starting middle school and wished she was smaller so she could still go to Washington elementary.

Ashley getting on the school bus.
Alysha all ready for her first day of 6th grade.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Oregon Coast Vacation

Alysha got home from her trip to see her dad in Texas and we celebrated her return by going out for dinner. Then we headed to my grandfather's house in Salem, Oregon to visit for a few days before school starts.

We went to the Bonneville Dam Fish Hatchery.

Spent the day at the Portland Zoo.

Great Grandpa Richard took us to the Enchanted Forest.

Exploring at the Enchanted Forest.

Hanging out by a little cottage at the Enchanted Forest.

Getting blown away on the Oregon Coast in Lincoln City.

Checking out the view of the ocean on our way to Newport.

Watching sharks at the Oregon Aquarium in Newport.

Oregon Aquarium in Newport.

Last stop Multnomah Falls.

We had a nice vacation now getting ready for school to start!