Saturday, January 31, 2009
We did get a chance to see the Wenatchee Pioneer Museum on Friday before we left. Way Cool!!! The kids want to go back and take daddy. We had the whole place to ourselves. We were given a paper with questions to answer on one side and pictures of things to find on the other. They were way to excited to participate much in it. Everett quickly observed one exhibit only to move on to the next with Isobel right behind him. They loved it.
Here they are holding up an 1900's bank
The sign entering Wenatchee claims "Apple Capital of the World". This is a partial wall entirely covered with old apple box labels.
Evie did slow down at times to fill in some of the answers. Here he is recording the date the Eight Mile Tunnel was finished: January 12 1929 to a tune of $14 MILLION. I guess my friend is right. Learning in a fun way helps you retain and make real information
These are for my parents. Thanks moma and papa. Our trip has been great!
This was such a fun place to visit. It has encouraged me to check out other museums in other towns near our home. I think the kids would like it too since "Are there any museums or libraries around?" was the question they asked the front desk when we checked in today. I love that!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I love this picture! The trip was fun too. We went from our end of this little town to the other. Our driver became our personal guide as he told us all he could as we past important places. Isobel fell asleep during part of it. Imagine that. All warm, bundled on a easy going trolley at about 2:30 in the afternoon.... Good thing the library was our only stop. And that she would not miss!
Today we did some new math. We worked on some addition. We were able to "borrow" (not check out) this book from the local library. Following the story and some very cool Ben Franklin facts, was a magic square and its explanation. Everett immediately wanted to try it out. Here we are for the next while playing with our math cubes to make the sum of 15 in every direction.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
We brought a few school items (pattern shapes, battle ship, dice and card games, ect) and Rescue Hero's. Before deciding if we all came or not, Ian and I checked out Leavenworth's Parks and Rec and library options. There is a library right in town and many museums. Oh we can't wait. A whole new library . . . yes!
Both kids did great in the car despite the fact that Isobel does not travel well for any trip lasting 20 minutes or longer. Once out of the car though, they were in the snow. I however, wanted to stay in here.
Yes those are my books. Yes that is my white blanket. And yes the fire is already going! Ian's work is paying a certain dollar amount for his lodging since he was willing to accept this assignment. We are in turn, paying my parents for their "points" they spent to set us up here in one of their time share's. A fully furnished two room condo with hot tubs, rec room and that giant sledding hill in our back yard.
As I write this, Ian and I continue hear Everett cough and struggle. Please pray for Everett to heal and Ian to be at ease and focus for work.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Our hike was of Whatcom Falls. With all that recent rain, the falls were full and raging. Apparently trail paths are optional. Everett has a tendency to go off roading with or without wheels.
This beauty Everett saw first "Look mom, just like when Jesus was born". Gotta love that
Here we are having some girl time. Aunt Stefanie is a mom's dream. A hair stylist who comes to your house, cuts your hair and your kids, then stays to hang out! Gotta love that too.
Here are the boys way after bedtime. I was in the process of escorting Everett to bed when he saw Ian on the computer. Ian said he could join him "Oops did I just mess things up for you"? "Nope, your time together trumps all. Enjoy!" They sat together watching how skateboard are made for a while.
(*So I started his post Wednesday morning. It is now Wednesday early evening. Ian has accepted a three week job in Wenachee. The kids and I are going to join him as much as we can. It will be a little vacation where daddy works a little.) Thank you Lord for meeting all our needs!!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
The boys were all speed and slide.
Where did Evie go?
Seeing this Ian with a walker was little eerie. Didn't he get a cast off his leg just a little while ago . . . ?
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Thank you Jesus for our children having more people than their immediate family loving them this much! Aunt Stefie you rock . . . and we love you too.
Friday, January 2, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
She was born Jan 1st at 2:24 am weighing 9lbs 6oz and 22 in long and 14 in around her head. Including her little hand next to her head as she came out. Mom and dad are doing great too and trying to rest.
P.S. They are still working on her name.