December 25th, 2013 by seans

Christmas 2013

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December 10th, 2013 by sara


LOTS of it!!

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On Friday, we got SEVEN inches of snow.  Jonah even went out with a ruler and measured.
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After breakfast, we bundled up and went for a walk in the snow, right down the middle of the street and through the park.
Nora was excited to catch “TEN snowflakes” on her tongue, and was a fan of licking handfuls off her gloves.
She was even tough enough to try a snow angel while it was still snowing heavily down onto her face.
Jonah enjoyed the scene, too, as we headed off to the hill where we could hear faraway sledders already having fun.
We watched people go down for a little bit and then a family who wasn’t using their plastic saucers kindly let us borrow theirs for some trips down the hill.
Nora was eager to give it a try right away.  We had a few fast rides, and ended up backwards a few times.  After watching us go down, Jonah decided to take two trips with me, too.  (He also took this picture.)
Unfortunately, it was a very dry snow and wasn’t good for building things or packing snowballs, but Jonah did his best to pitch a few anyway.  :)
My little snowgirl.
Sean was sent home from work early, so he went out with the kids for some afternoon playtime – showed them how to make snow angels.
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And headed off to explore the snowy meadow.
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Then…  No school on Monday.  Or Tuesday.  And already called off for Wednesday…  Not sure if they’ll make it back this week.  But by Tuesday, it seemed like it might be a good idea to at least get the car cleared off.
The snow has been fun overall, but the painfully cold temperatures have not.  We’ll all be glad when things get back to the usual gray and rainy winter.


December 5th, 2013 by seans

Nora turns 4!

Yesterday was Nora’s fourth birthday. She had a thoroughly wonderful day with a day at school, lunch with Dad at work and then some presents and cake in the evening. She is four!

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August 29th, 2013 by seans

After the game . . .

Our last ballgame at PK Park this year to see the Emeralds play was great fun. Nora was given a ball by a player and fell asleep with it when we got home:




August 13th, 2013 by sara

More Rainier!

Here are some of my photos from the trip.  We saw so many huge trees, and trees growing out of trees!
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This is one of my favorites.


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Up at Paradise, all the wildflowers were in bloom.  The kids really REALLY wanted to hike up to where there was snow, but this year in August, that would have been a bit too tough for the little ones.  The meadows of flowers sure were beautiful, though!


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Later that day we hiked a few (steep) miles to two lakes.  This is Bench Lake – a beautiful reflection of the mountain and a nice spot to snack.


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Nora loved the log bridges.  She said they were her favorite part of the hike.


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I liked the root steps.


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Nora liked this picture because it made her have snow on her head.


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This was a very cool bridge over to the Grove of the Patriarchs – lots of 1000+ year old trees!  Jonah loved this bridge, and loved that you’re supposed to cross one at a time.  ;)


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By the end of the third day’s hike, Nora was wearing out.  We had traveled a lot of miles for three-year-old legs.  She told us, “My legs are rotten…”  So she got a lift.  Lucky girl.  :)


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