Monday, July 24, 2006

Gotta love 'em!

Jordan is now nearly 11 (in August) and Atira just turned 6. They are growing up too fast...and I am so thankful to be home to enjoy every moment of it. For those of you in our family, have no fear, the pictures will be on the way soon. They will be ready for pick up on the 8th and I will be mailing them out soon after!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Best Friends

It is great to have a best friend. Atira and Brianna are quite the little pair of girlfriends. They look forward to calling each other, seeing each other, eating together, trading clothes, swimming and just about anything else you can think of. One of the first things Atira does in the morning is to run to our window to look out and see "if the neighbors are home". And we always are greeted with warm welcomes, and goodbyes by our little neighbor friends! There is no sneaking around at the end of 15th Place SE, let me tell ya! Talk about a neighborhood watch, we got it covered between these kids!


Ah, and on to boy things. Sword fighting, in the rain. Does it get much manlier? The joy clinking swords brings to boys faces is incredible. And rain really added some kind of drama to the whole scene as well. Reuben is Jordan's good buddy. They have been friends for several years and really have a good time together. We are so grateful for our kids having such nice friends. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Catching up.

Sorry it has been so long, here is what we have been up to!

This is a picture of the kids at the Seattle Arboretum. They are under what is called a "Camperdown Tree". It is actually a tree stump with a bush grafted into the top of it. It grows up and then the leaves grow down, creating a tent like appearance. They are actually pretty good at keeping out the rain and can be camped in. So pretty and the kids loved it because it felt like a great big playhouse!

This was a very proud moment! Jordan used several different types of flotation devices to make this item up. It freed him up to use no muscles whatsoever and still remain afloat in the water! It was very ingenious and I was cracking up!

Here are the kids in front of the I-5 bridge that goes over the Columbia river into Oregon from Washington. We attended a conference down in Vancouver this past weekend and the weather and views were spectacular! Nice 80-85 degrees and our hotel was RIGHT on the river. Great weekend, but we all came home tired.

So there is the update for now, I should have more photos soon. Summer is a busy time and I will try to capture lots of memories to share with everyone!