Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Shoshone Falls

Memorial Day we decided to take a drive to Shoshone Falls for the day. It was a beautiful day for it and the water was extremely high flowing over the falls. It was a little windy and wet standing at the lookout. We had a nice little picnic and hiked up the path to see a smaller waterfall. The kids enjoyed playing on the rock and looking at all the plants along the way.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Trip to visit Great Grandpa

Our first summer trip was to Salem to see Great Grandpa Richard. We lucked out and had two days of sunny weather and two days of slightly cloudy which was perfect. The kids enjoyed watching the Disney channel and Owen was glued to Animal Planet while we were at the house. Our first day we all went to the park and grandpa took the kids on the carousel. Day two we went to the Iris Festival where the kids went on the carnival rides and played a few games. Day three we watched a pet parade and visited aunt Lee's friend who breeds teacup Chihuahua's and has a few miniature ponies. Alysha tried really hard to bring a puppy home but they were $400-$600 and Ashley loved the little pony. Day four we went to OMSI and explored lots of hands on science exhibits. We even took a tour on the USS Blueback submarine. It was a very busy day and we didn't see everything at OMSI. We had a great time with Grandpa Richard. :)

Owen and Grandpa petting a snake at the park.

Exploring the world at the park.

Fun at the Iris Festival.

Kids at the pet parade.

Girls eating an ice cream sundae.

Miniature ponies and teacup Chihuahua's

Tour of the USS Blueback submarine at OMSI

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Owen Graduated Kindergarten

Owen wrapped up the school year at Washington Elementary. He had a great year with Mrs. Salamone and his friends. I'm amazed that they could even get him to sit still but he managed to do great for his teacher and even started to learn to read.

This coming school year the kids will all be switching schools to the new Heritage Community Charter School that is being built a block away from us. It'll be a learning experience for all of us with the kids learning Spanish.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Park Party

This weekend we got to together with  family for a party at the park for Aunt Kristey's birthday. The kids and BIG kids had a great time playing on the playground and jumping rope. We had a nice picnic but ended up packing up and going to Grandma Reva's for cake do to wind and rain.

Cousin Mariah jumping rope.

Alysha jumping rope.

Even pregnant Aunt Ruby was jumping rope.

Cousins - Amanda, Ashley and Alysha

Cousins - Lexi, Ashley, Alyse and Alaina

The smallest cousin Layla (not for long, baby brother is arriving soon)

Little blonde girls on the playground. :)