Sunday, June 4, 2017

A Real Photographer

The girls had their photos taken by a professional.  The girls thought it was so fun.  It frightens me a little how into it they were, but better than all frowns.  I have 100 more darling photos but here is a sample.










Lily's Art Night

Lily got to show us all the art she has been working on lately.  There was so much I couldn't take all the photos.  They sure have been busy in first grade.








Monday, May 22, 2017

Happy 7th Birthday to Lily!

We have been eating cupcakes for days, so I am sure Lily is officially 7.

We started Friday morning off with presents and a birthday cinnamon roll.  

After school, we had a birthday snack time with the neighbors.  

It was the first of many cupcakes.  

On Saturday morning, we took everyone to the trampoline place.  

Lots of jumping and very tiring. 

The jumping crew.  


We went to GG's after the trampoline place for pizza and cupcakes.  

The friend party had a similar crowd where we played with water balloons and squirt guns.  

Of course we had to have a dance party.  

On Sunday morning, Cora got to go on a bird walk with her preschool, so Lily and I did some birthday shopping with a stop at Starbucks.  

And the finale of the birthday weekend, was a play at the NW Children's Theater.  

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A Real Snow Day!

This is the sixth day off school the girls have had this year.  Two in early December, but really it was just ice.  Two in mid December because there was 2 inches of snow.  On Monday, they were off because of ice.  But today, they woke up to 9 inches of snow.  That is the real deal.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Horsetail Falls

On a beautiful fall Sunday, we went hiking in the Columbia Gorge.

Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins

We took two trips to the pumpkin patch this year.  Lily really wanted to go to a corn maze too.  So we went to Sauvie's Island first.  We did the corn maze, saw some animals, rode the hayride out to get pumpkins, and then had elephant ears.  We got 9 pumpkins on that trip.






Then Cora got to go on her first school field trip to the pumpkin patch.  Mom and Dad got to go to.  There were a lot of animals to see - cows, horses, dogs, pigs, and baby chicks.  There was a slide too.  She got to learn how apple cider was made and taste some.  Then we each picked a pumpkin out to take home.  Oh, and we got apple cider doughnuts to take home.  

The littlest pumpkin

The biggest pumpkin





Friday, September 9, 2016

And its Cora's turn: Starting Preschool at Heartwood

Cora has been hearing a lot about teacher Amy and teacher Karma from Audrey and Kate.  Past students and parents around the neighborhood were so excited for Cora to start.  Since its all new to us, we were not quite as excited.  Cora looks happy in these photos, but cried a lot at drop off.  But teacher Amy called 30 minutes later to say she was doing great.  And the next day at drop off, she was so happy and excited.  You can see some great photos on the Heartwood Preschool site on Facebook.