Monday, July 14, 2008

Weekend Wrap Up

Up in these parts we just finished a cloud-free, glorious summertime weekend. Highlights include:

A beach trip on Friday- which believe it or not left us all with teeth chattering. This particular beach is super woodsy and offered little sun from our perch. Nevertheless,the kids still swam, picnics were eaten and we all came home with that oh so familiar summer day exhaustion. Not too tired for an evening traipse through the property and a bowl of vanilla ice cream with a ginger snap cookie crumbled over top. Yum!

I love how the light is shining down on my little guy. If you could only hear him singing as he went along.

Saturday's disappointment turned into a great success. Originally we were to make way up to Whidbey Island for an overnight visit with friends. Strangely enough, there is an outbreak of Whooping Cough there. If you haven't been vaccinated they are strongly urging not to come. Well we all have had our shots but my little nephew will arrive in a few days who has not to be a carrier for anything harmful to him. order to stop all the moodiness and sorrow, we hopped in the car and drove about an hour into Tacoma to go to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Spending the entire day there left us almost too tired to eat dinner and definitely too spent to clean up the mess that was our house. (Does summer leave you neglecting the inside of your home, too?)

Whatever that is on my lens...ugh! But what a great view.

Mt. Rainier sits in the distance.

A zoo within a zoo. Mama bird kept bringing treats to those little tiny beaks sticking up. Can you just hear my heartstrings snapping back into place? Twang!

Two down, one with her nose in a book. Much quieter than the way there!
The kids spent the entire afternoon on Sunday slipping and sliding and making sno cones from this old thing. Do you remember it like I do?? They loved it so much that dear, old mom might develop carpal tunnel syndrome. It's a serious workout! Have I mentioned before how much I adore summer?

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