Rhone had his 1st day of school today. Grandma Pond and myself are teaching him for now with the pandemic going on. She will come 2 times a week and I’ll be teaching Rhone the other days. He had a great first day and is very excited about school. : )
We had some fun with family visiting! Uncle Taylor was here in WA and we had fun at a park and playing at GamGam and Grandpa’s house.
We had so much fun at Grandma and Grandpa’s house hanging out with Martin and Julie!
We went on a holiday (as Rhone calls it) to the Olympic Peninsula. We caught a ferry to Kingston Wednesday morning and stopped at Poulsbo and Port Gamble.
Here are the pictures from Poulsbo.
Here are the pictures from Port Gamble. We stopped at a fun park and named it “banana park!”
Then we drove to our beach house in Sequim that we stayed in for 2 nights. So much fun to stay in a house right on the beach!! : )
We went on an adventure to Hurricane Ridge and to Madison Falls.
We had fun at fun picking berries and visiting a lavender farm in Sequim.
And a lot of fun in the Port Townsend area.
Here is the castle that we stayed 2 nights at!
Today was our trip home – it was a hot day out and we had a long wait at the ferry but we still had fun! : )
Jason, Arwen and Megan drove a car out to Ryan’s parents from Colorado and came for a visit last week. We had nice weather and did a lot of fun things outside.
We had a beach picnic in Mukilteo. The cool thing about this picture is that Arwen took a group shot with me in it and then I took a group shot with Arwen in it. She then figured out how to photoshop the photo so the whole group was in one shot! : )
We had an outside dinner and pool party at Grandma and Grandpa Pond’s house. The cousins played in the pool for a long time!
We tried to go to Whidbey Island but the line was too long so that didn’t work. Instead we had lunch at a park and climbed in a cool tree. : )
We had a fun afternoon at the Zoo.
We had a BBQ at our house and then went on a nice walk around the neighborhood.
It was a fun visit! We can’t wait to see them again hopefully sometime soon! : )
We had a “berry” fun weekend! On Saturday we picked blueberries. The boys are excellent berry pickers! Here they are picking blueberries.
This morning we picked raspberries! We found a lot of good berries to make jam.
This afternoon Ryan made some delicious jam with all of our berries (we saved some to make some muffins and to snack on too!)
We had some kale from Ryan’s parents to use and I ran across this kale recipe. It was so delicious!! I am going to make sure to save this recipe because I plan to make it many more times! : )
Here is a picture of the ingredients.
And here is the finished product. It was so yummy!
Here’s the recipe.
We had a fun 4th of July. It started with a trip to the zoo! The first time we’ve been all year. It was so much fun to get back to seeing the animals. : )
After our zoo fun we came back home and had a yummy dinner outside. Then did a few water balloons, bubbles from Hudson’s new bubble machine and some sparklers. It was a fun day! : )
My “baby” Hudson is now 2! We had a fun party with the grandparents. It was a Spiderman Party!! : ) Happy Birthday Hudson!
This weekend we had a lot of adventures outside!
On Saturday we went to a beach in Edmonds. It was a little rainy so we pretty much had the beach to ourselves and we had a lot of fun!
Rhone created a really cool face using natural items found on the beach! I loved it! : )
On Sunday (today) we went on a 2.5 mile hike. The boys did pretty well. Hudson needed to be carried for some of it but Rhone was able to do the full hike. Rhone says that he LOVES hiking – he is my boy! : )
Here are the boys looking in a swamp water area – they are looking for frogs. : )
It was a different kind of Easter this year. Just staying home with everything going on and not going to visit family…..but we still had fun!
The day before Easter we decorated eggs.
And we made some Easter brownies!
Rhone left the biggest carrot he could find in our fridge and made a special melted popsicle juice for the Easter Bunny!! Yum!!
The Easter bunny came in the night!
The boys had a blast searching for eggs and enjoying Easter candy!