Wednesday, June 18, 2008


On Atira's birthday she went to the beauty salon and had her nails and hair done, here is Felicity looking on while Atira is getting all beautified. After that she was whisked off to Sears for her 8 year old girly pictures!
With some of her birthday money she bought "Littlest Pet Shop" toys...well the cat loved the box, so she is acting like this was her new toy, this child loves to act it up huh?!
Jordan in his last day of swim lessons. He is doing great too, they practiced diving, swam tons of laps and racing as well as expanding his knowledge of swim strokes. He did great and he loves to swim.
Atira moved up quickly this year through her lessons as well. She is becoming a very strong swimmer and she also loves the water. Now, let's all hope and pray we have some nice weather this summer so they can go out and use our pool lots this year!
This is an orchid from a field trip we went on to an orchid farm. So pretty...amazing flowers and so many varieties!
The kids in one of the greenhouses at the orchid farm.
This was a super field trip, we went to a place where they teach outdoor training. How to build a fire in the rain, the teacher told stories and we played games that taught outdoor awareness. Great program both kids loved it and it was a gorgeous day! Jordan & Atira both worked on setting up fires and both of theirs were successful, the caught! good.

Girly in the process of building her fire. This was such a beautiful place right near Monroe, the day was gorgeous as well. This was certainly a memorable outing!

Sad to say.....

goodbye for now to our friends. Our sweet friends Rabbi Yossi, his wife Chaya and their lovely children have moved away. We enjoyed spending time together and we will certainly keep in touch, thanks to email....but our days of playdates and hanging out are over for now. It was wonderful fun sharing time together and we are so thankful for all Yossi taught is in our Hebrew class, he's a great teacher!

Our last field trip of the school year

THIS WAS SO MUCH FUN!! (no, this is not an actual picture of us) Our last field trip with our homeschool group was riding "The Duck" in Seattle! If you ever have the chance to do this, we highly recommend it! You start out on this bus like contraption right near the Space Needle. You get a driving tour of Seattle and then they take you down to the water and drive right in! Then you get a tour from the water side! It was incredibly entertaining, funny and something that we have never done before. Wonderful way to end the program for the year. We had so much fun doing all the wonderful things they scheduled, we are very much looking forward to doing it again next year! And of course, we will keep you posted on all of our adventures!

Atira is 8!

Amazing to think that she is eight already! Here is the birthday girl, dressed up in her favorite colonial dress and out to dinner for her birthday. She wanted to go to a little place in Snohomish called the Cabbage Patch. It is a Victorian style home, with furnishings to match and it makes her feel like her colonial dress fits right in. We had a very nice time celebrating, just us and Grandma Sheila. We came home and had oreo cookie cake for dessert...yum!