Sunday, June 28, 2015

End of the School Year

It's hard for me to believe that the school year is over.  Where has the time gone?  Lots of people asked me, "Are you ready to have them home all summer?" to which my reply was, "I don't mind having them home, but I'm not ready to have them done with school and for the time to have gone by so quickly."  No longer do I have a 1st grader or a 3rd grader!  Now, I have a 2nd grader and a 4th grader. (Fortunately Simon will do preschool again, so at least that stays the same!)

At the end of the school year, the school had a fun field day.  It was a nice warm day, and the boys enjoyed playing in the water.  Also, Simon had a preschool promotion that he took part in.

Daniel, Field Day
Daniel, Field Day
Simon, Field Day
Sam, Field Day
Simon, Preschool Promotion
Simon, Preschool Promotion
Boys, Last Day of School

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Beach Weekend

For Memorial Weekend this last May we went to Manzanita Beach with Jeff's parents.  We rented our usual favorite house on Treasure Cove Lane, just 2 blocks from the beach.  We got there Friday night and after dinner, the boys wanted to go down to the beach to play.  Since the sun is going down so late this time of year, we had plenty of time in the evening to play.

Saturday morning the boys played more at the beach.  Then we got in our cars and drove north up to Ft. Stevens.  We packed our bikes.  We had a picnic lunch, and then we took a bike ride through Ft. Stevens.  We visited Battery Russell and the Historical Monument.  We also rode out to the beach where an old ship ran aground over 100 years ago.  The metal remains are still there although eroding over time.  It's interesting to see.

The Ship Wreck
Sunday we spent a lot of time at the beach.  The boys tried to dam up a little water area that runs down to the ocean.  They could dig and build in the sand for hours.  It was also a good day to fly kites.  So we did that too.  We also visited another beach a short drive away.  They played kickball and walked along the sand.  They love the beach.

Making the Dam
The Dam Breaks
Playing Kickball

Sam Testing the Waters

While there, Jeff and I got some runs in on the beach.  We had a fun weekend and hope to go back soon.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Spring Music Program

On May 20 last month, the boys participated in their school's spring music program.  Even Simon got to sing this time.  They sang some cute songs and did a great job.  I wish I could get this blog to play video, I'd love to share their songs with you.  Instead, I will share a few pics from the night.