Ashley and Owen started school this week. Ashley is a big 4th grader and Owen is a 2nd grader. They sure do seem like big kids now. Their first couple of days has gone great. :)
Monday, August 27, 2012
We met up with my sister and her family to float the Boise River. It was a relaxing day and we all had a lot of fun. :)
Kids ready to float
Ashley and Alysha in the kayak
Molly and Delaney on the Boise River
Stacy and Owen on the Boise River
Uncle Will and Owen floating the Boise River
Stacy, Delaney & Ashley in the Kayak
Owen and Mike in the raft
Mason swinging into the river
Ashley swinging into the river
Alysha swinging into the river
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Our nephew James is turning 18 on Tuesday so we all got together at Lake Lowell to celebrate with a picnic, presents, cake, swimming and volleyball.
James, Amanda, Kristey and Mike
James and the frog
Time for cake with friends
Cake with mom and sisters
Presents. That's what she said.
An empty box?
Boys playing volleyball
Boys vs Girls
Thursday, August 23, 2012
We went out to Eagle Island State Park for a picnic and to swim the day before school started. The kids had fun swimming and playing in the sand. It was a nice day. :)
Aunt Kristey and Mike in the water.
Mariah and Ashley covering Alysha in sand
Ashley in the park
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Hard to believe but Alysha is starting High School. Above is a photo of her with the school mascot in front of the school at registration. It's been a frustrating move from Heritage Community Charter to Caldwell High School even though they are only a block away they somehow are having a problem getting paperwork to each other. So she didn't have her class schedule at Freshman orientation or even today for the first day of school so she is starting a little late. Hoping things get figured out quickly so she can get started and not be behind. :)
Alysha ready to start on the first day of school.
CHS's first year to have a school uniform - solid colored polos with dark blue or black pants/skirts. I think they all looked really nice.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Yesterday, we met my sister, Mason and Delaney at the Discovery Center in Boise. The kids had a great time exploring and playing with all the cool science experiments and displays. It's always a fun activity. Then we went to Molly's for lunch and to swim in the pool.
Ashley at a robotic experiment
Owen at the robotic hand
Alysha at a different robotic hand display
Owen and Ashley taking turns on the pulley
Mason and Owen making hand prints
Alysha and Ashley at a vibration experiment
Owen and Alysha in the Animal Vet clinic
Kids watching the wind experiment
Delaney and Ashley in the mini grocery store
Delaney, Owen and Ashley at the mini grocery store
Molly and Delaney blowing large bubbles
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Part way though our vacation Ashley caught a stomach bug and was sick for a good 24 hours so we hung out at grandpa's house. The next day she felt a little better but not perfect. Aunt Lee took us school clothes shopping. Where we found all the kids new shoes and a couple new outfits. That afternoon Mike's nephew Jasson and his son Kye came over from Portland to visit with us so we went down to River Front park to play and ride the carousel. That evening my grandfather took all of us to dinner at the Roadhouse grill. Kye loved getting to throw the peanut shells on the floor. It was great to see them.
Then to finish up our vacation we took a trip over to Lincoln City. We stopped for lunch at a cute little diner with a cool mural. Then we headed to the beach to play in the sand. It was foggy and windy but the kids still had fun. Mike built a pyramid sand castle. Once we were all cleaned back up we headed over to the sand castle contest where we saw lots of really cool sand castles being built. It was a nice day even if the weather wasn't the best. The next day we loaded up and headed home. We had a nice week over all. Thank you so much to my awesome grandfather and aunt Lee. :)
Kye, Owen, Alysha and Ashley at the carousel
Jasson, Owen, Kye, Ashley, Mike and Alysha at River Front park
Owen and Kye living it up at the Roadhouse grill with root beer and peanuts
Lunch in Lincoln City - loved the mural.
Mike on the beach at Lincoln City
Kids on the beach at Lincoln City
Playing in the sand in Lincoln City
Mike's cool pyramid sand castle
Kids at the Sand Castle contest in Lincoln City
Owen at the Sand Castle contest in Lincoln City
Sand Castle contest in Lincoln City
Sand Castle contest in Lincoln City
Mike and Ashley at the Sand Castle contest in Lincoln City
On the beach at Lincoln City
The cute little beach cafe where we stopped for snacks.
Ready to head home. Alysha, Aunt Lee, Owen, Stacy, Ashley and Great Grandpa Richard.