Saturday, April 28, 2012

Visiting my Grandfather

I had a wonderful visit with my grandfather and aunt Lee this week. We took a drive out to see the tulip fields, tree farms and beautiful green scenery around Salem then had prime rib. The weather was unbelievable, sunny blue skies in the 80's not the Oregon coast I was expecting. We took a drive over to Lincoln City to get salt water taffy, a wind sock and see the ocean then we had a yummy seafood lunch at Dory Cove. Aunt Lee and I did some shopping then met grandpa for lunch at McGrath's Fish house. It was a short visit but I truly enjoyed it. Looking forward to taking Mike and the kids in August.

Grandpa at Dory Cove.

Back at home, we went to dinner at Panda Express then to the movies to see Journey 2 the Mysterious Island which was a lot of fun.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Break Week 2

Our second week of Spring break was very busy with lots of family get-togethers. We went to dinner with Mike's family in Boise so since we were already there we decided to stop in the Aquarium for a little while. We almost had the place to our selves so the kids had a great time with all the animals. Mike even got up close and personal with one of the rays. We all went to Aunt Ruby's house for dinner and an after dark Easter egg hunt with flashlights. The kids had a great time hunting for eggs in the dark. We managed to get in another kids' building workshop this one at Home Depot where the kids made bird feeders then we came home to dye eggs. While we were dying eggs I told the kids about when I was in junior high and we had an assignment to take care of a hard boiled egg like it was a baby for a week. So the kids each made babies and took care of them for the rest of the day. Easter morning came with lots of goodies and another egg hunt in the backyard. Then we headed to Payette to spend the afternoon with my family. The kids got to do another egg hunt and play with more cousins. It was a beautiful sunny day and a great way to end the break. Now back to school!

Mike at the Aquarium with the ray

Cousins ready for the night Easter egg hunt

Cousins ready to hunt eggs


Celebrating Aunt Carla's birthday


Home Depot kids' workshop

Ashley with our little flower sprouts

Kids dying eggs

Owen with his baby egg

Ashley with her baby eggs

Alysha with her baby egg

Kids on Easter morning.

Easter morning egg hunt

Kids' at grandma Francee's ready to hunt more egg.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Spring Break

To start off Spring Break the kids enjoyed a few days at home playing with friends. Then we got together with Molly, Mason and Delaney at the Boise Zoo for a fun filled afternoon.  Ashley did some cooking and Alysha built birdhouses for school. I had a belly dance performance which was a lot of fun.

April fool's day is always interesting around here with trip wires, small pull string fire crackers tied to doors, eye liner on the rim of cups, household items being rearranged etc... Then we spent another fun filled afternoon playing with cousins on Mike's side of the family. Now what to do for our second week of Spring Break?

Ashley at the Zoo.

Mason and Owen at the zoo

Delaney and Ashley at the zoo

Kids after seeing the penguins at the zoo

Ashley cooking

Ashley with her pancakes

Alysha building her bird house

Alysha's finished birdhouse

Stacy with her belly dance troupe

Landon and Owen

Alysha, Sarah and Amanda

Grandma Reva with some of her grand kids

Kids with their new bunnies

Ashley making an April Fool's Day spider web

April Fool's Day photo

April Fool's Day photo

Aprils Fool's Day - baby trap