Thursday, August 18, 2011

Picking right up where we left off

This is my friend Amy. We met in a birthing class over eight years ago. I clearing remember her saying that she had just starting wearing maternity clothes! We were in our 3rd trimester!! My regular clothes nearly quit fitting in my first week. We became good friends all the same.

I was recovering from delivering Everett, when Amy and James walked into our hospital room. They were in the process of birthing their first daughter Chase.
Chase and Everett became good friends too. A few years ago, after the birth of daughter #2 Cameron, our friends had to move about 45 min away. That has not stopped us moms having dinner together every couple of months, nor our kids picking up wherever they left off. Despite time, distance, and interests, these kids instantly match up and take off playing.

Today they introduced us to a new beach of theirs. We can't wait to take Ian back with us. It was a great break from the stress of lately.

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Today we participated in Discovering Sailing Days with the Scouts at the Community Boating Center. After an hour of land instruction on rigging and parts of sail boats, we were off to ride a 31 foot Catamaran. Ian rode up front, where the kids to crawl to him and ride also.At one point we asked how fast we were going. Nine miles per hour seemed so slow to how fast it felt!
Isobel was enjoying watching the water flow by underneath her.
On the way back, Everett go to steer us part of the way home. He had navigate around patches of seaweed too.

It was a great day.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Summer School

One of my brothers showed Everett the joys of a PSP. Everett then worked, saved, and researched his way to PSP ownership. Weeks later, another one of my brothers (and Papa) showed Everett the joys of a dirt bike. Everett has now been working, saving, selling the PSP, and researching his way to dirt bike ownership. Coincidentally, Everett's math lessons have been focusing on place value. Perfect real life application: