Tuesday, July 26, 2011

THE Water Park

When the kids were struggling to get excited about moving, we went online and showed them the website for the water park in the town where we were relocating. We watched the online videos of the water slides. The boys knew the slides by name. And so it was that when we talked about moving, they talked about THE water park.

This past Sunday was the day we took them to THE water park. As expected, we all had a blast.

I took a slew of pictures and didn't even take pictures of everything in the park.There were more rides and activity areas. The place is amazing.

Elisabeth and Thomas by the sign. (This was actually at the end of the day on the way out.)

Jane Anne and Elisabeth looking cool in shades.

Elisabeth takin' it easy in the pool.

Jonathan on the Scorpion ride.

Seth and Thomas on the Scorpion ride. (Thomas was the first to do this ride. You can see a picture of that, here: Thomas on the Scorpion)

David trying out a slide on his belly.

Jane Anne and Elisabeth on a slide.

Thomas on the Fire side of the Fire and Ice slide.

Elisabeth and the frog.

David in the Montego Bay Wave Pool.

Seth and David

Jonathan smiling because "It was awesome."

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Our kids all keep Camelbak type water bottles beside their beds at night.

Tonight, Jonathan came out of his room with tears in his eyes and said, "David threw my water bottle at me."

David emphatically responded, "No! I said 'Catch!'"

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Nevada Living

This past weekend, we drove from Oregon to Nevada. The drive was long but it went smoothly. We were all happy to see that Nevada sign. Seth's company has put us up in a furnished apartment for a few weeks. The apartment has a pool, which the kids just love. We are enjoying the Nevada sunshine. It's quite a change from the rainy Northwest.

Our apartment

Exploring the hills behind the apartment

The pool

The hot tub

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Kids Today

This afternoon we took pictures of the kids in our little town. Here are a few of the pictures. I think I'll share more later. I really should be packing right now. The movers come tomorrow. We will be leaving town on Thursday.

Friday, July 08, 2011

The Softest Sheets

The other morning David was snuggling in our bed.

"Sniff Sniff"

Holding the sheet in his hands, he rubbed the material against itself.

"Hey! I think your sheets are softer than the softest tissue."

Lots of laughter ensued with a loving reminder from me not to use our sheets to wipe his nose.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Oh So Ready

I've been cleaning and organizing for days. I'm making progress but it's slow. I wish organization came naturally to me.

My kids are being asked to help. They are also ultra aware of all of the effort I am putting in.

Quote of the day:

"Let's just get this move over with already."

Jonathan, age 10

Tuesday, July 05, 2011


Overheard at Lunch:

"Hey, (insert friend's name here), my dad is 37 and he is growing white hairs on his chest."
David, age 7

Friend, age 7