The boys are into baseball lately.
You can see how our back yard is set up. There is a garden in the upper corner, cherry and apple trees lining the edge, and then steps down to the patio/house. Behind the wooden deck there are 2 Koi ponds, and the boys thinks it’s awesome to “fish” in there.
So. We moved last week to a different house in a new town. We have way too much stuff and moving is a pain, but what else can you expect? So far things are really great at our new place! The boys have started swim lessons and they have been having fun in the backyard and also riding their bikes back and forth out front.
I just found my camera memory card reader so here are some pics of what we’ve been doing:
The house has 2 koi ponds in back. Someone fancies himself to be quite the fisherman. Unfortunately 5 seconds after this picture was taken, I told him to step back or he’d fall in. And then he fell in. (true story)
We’ve had some amazing, oddly warm weather these last few weeks. It was 85 degrees AT THE COAST. So you know it, we went there. It was the first time the boys could actually wear swim trunks and had to put on sunscreen:
And last, but not least, we finally added some girls to this house:
The boys are so excited about them. They are very good and gentle with the chicks. I didn’t get 2 of the breeds I preferred (gold laced wyandotte and blue andalusian) but I think we did alright. Maybe if I don’t traumatize Evan with all this I can acquire them in the future
Spring is well under way here in Oregon. We’re hoping to hit up a tulip festival next weekend…hopefully I can get some good pictures while we’re there.
This last weekend I randomly made a cake. You can see Patrick’s serious cake face here:
And Elliott eating a pear instead of his cake.
And last but not least, we are moving to a new rental house in a few weeks. That really is a blog post all on its own! I will send out the address in a week or so.
I got this idea from Pinterest. I need to find better suction cups but overall it worked pretty well.
Stop the presses!!! The sun came out and it was warm. Not just in Portland, but at the coast too! We decided this morning to head to the beach and were pleasantly surprised that it was nicer than the weather channel led us to believe.
We didn’t really have good beach/swimming gear but didn’t let that stop us from having a good time.
Mama got a new camera light thingy and had to test it out. Not sure if I’m keeping it. I will keep the model for sure
I think the walking pneumonia is mostly gone. I took my last pill of antibiotics today!
I also went and got a haircut today. I am kind of a lazy hair-doer and have found myself with quite a bit of hair. I would have preferred to have it cut a little bit longer but decided I had enough to donate to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths program. They take a few people’s hair donations together and make a free wig for a cancer patient. You need 8 inches to donate. I used a ruler and figured I’d go for 8.5, just to be safe.
The lady who cut my hair had a tape measure too. And somehow I walked out with 9.5 inch mini-ponytails in my bag. It’s weird to hold your own hair in your hand when it’s not on your head!
I can’t really say I grew it out on purpose to donate it, because I didn’t. But it was something I’ve thought about and I’m glad I was able to do it. From now on I will probably just stick to donating blood – less tangles that way.
This afternoon the boys celebrated daylight savings time with a trip to the park.
One out of two looking at the camera isn’t bad.
Notice the flashy socks.