Thursday, February 26, 2009

Taking Flight

Chris took Tucker for a walk in the field next to his old house in Washington when we were there last month. They found this creek and played for awhile and Chris took some pictures. Weird to think that 25 years ago if you went to this same spot you could see someone who looked alot like Tucker doing the exact same thing.




Monday, February 23, 2009

Eagles







Chris and I went to Homer this last weekend. It was a really nice time together without the kiddos (big thanks to Marie, Mom and Dad, Klint and Calli, and Kris!) We happened to choose a weekend when they were feeding the Eagles. "The Eagle Lady" died this year and in honor of her they extended the feeding season for awhile. But I think this is going to be the last winter that they do it. http://www.baldeagleinfo.com/eagle/JeanKeene.html But anyway, there were so many eagles everywhere! And they would let you get so close to them! It was almost as if they enjoyed getting their pictures taken. :) Seeing the eagles was a great bonus to an already great weekend.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Roofies and Bastard sauce

Calvin told me he wanted more roofies and bastard sauce this morning. He thought syrup was called Mustard sauce and he mispronounced Mustard. And his word for "waffles" sure sounds alot like "roofies". It took me a while to get over the shock of his sentence to finally understand what he was asking for. I haven't been able to stop laughing since!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Tucker and Gunner watched Isaac Coke's singing on the Coke Connection and were inspired to make a video themselves. They wouldn't sing but instead opted for a bit of theater. Check it out! videoSheer talent, I tell you.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Eatonville, Washington

We just got back yesterday from Washington state. Chris grew up in Eatonville and much of his family lives there. We had a great time visiting with everyone and showing off the kids. It was nice to get out of the cold for awhile too. Our trip started out with a bit of bad news. The starter went out on our plane. This was discovered after we had all loaded onto the plane and were waiting to take off. So once we got back off of the plane we were told that we would have to wait for another plane to take us to Seattle which should arrive in 3 hours. Ugh, 3 hours in the airport with 4 young kids. It actually wasn't too bad. We saw some friends from church and visited a bit with them. The kids played on the ...hmmm, what do you call it? a level escalator? you know, the belt that moves along the floor so that you can walk twice as fast. The boys also had fun flying with Daddy by the plane that is hanging in gate area.
Crawling under the chairs...Racing eachother... So the time did pass rather quickly, but we were happy to finally board the plane again and get going!
The day after we arrived we had a family get together at Grandma and Grandpa Boness' house. About 40 people came and we had such a great time catching up with people we hadn't seen in forever.
We also were able to visit the Great Wolf Lodge. This place is so awesome for kids. It is a indoor water park and totally geared for families. We went with Grandpa Mike and had a blast! This will definitely be a stop we make from now on when visiting family in the future. This picture is of a clock tower they had in the middle of the lobby. They had a story time at 8pm here every night and the kids were to come in their pajamas. So cute!
One of our favorite days was the day we all took a walk in Rasmussen's field, which is right next to Grammy's house. It was a beautiful warm day. We were able to get some great pictures from that day. Auntie Chenelle and their cousin Gracie were able to join us that day too.



This next picture shows an anthill. That mound was covered in little black ants, pretty cool for the kids to see. Tucker had just finished doing a little study of ants in homeschool before we went down so seeing a real live ant hill was almost like a science lab for him.

We also went to a kiddy fishing pond. That was the first time I ever did anything like that. These ponds were packed with hungry trout. They attacked the bait on the hook almost like piranha's. Every one of the kids pulled several fish out of the pond. Even Raegan pulled some trout out. She was so independant about it too. She didn't want any help and she held on to that pole with everything she had. It was so cute!
We had a great time and we are already looking forward to our next visit!