Monday, July 26, 2010

Gerspacher Cabin

Pat & Presley at Tsillian Winery in Chelan! If you haven't been to this place I highly recommend it! It has amazing food, outdoor seating in the Summer and every Saturday they have a different band playing! You feel like you are almost in Italy when you are there!

Pat's parents came for a few days! Ethan, Pat and Grandma G played goldfish daily! Ethan is really good at any card games! I need to take this kid to Vegas!:)

Presley in Chelan having yummy Maui Sorbet Ice-cream!

Water balloon fight were had

Presley brought her little mermaid dress up dress and I think she had it on half the time we were there!

Many hours were spent at the pool these last 8 days! One day I think we were there for 6 hours straight! My kids might have grown gills!

Presley really enjoys back floating

Ethan and Presley racing from one end to the other! It was so nice having their life vest that we could be in the water with them but also let them have some freedom!

Wow what a great vacation! We spent 8 wonderful days at the Gerspacher Cabin! Every day was spent at the pool, many hours of relaxing! Visiting with Grandpa & Grandma G. We had our good friends the "Bailly's" come and stay with us for 3 days! There was never a dull moment! Water balloon fights, trips to Chelan (not as many as we usually do!) weather in the 90's almost everyday and much, much more!

See Our Garden Grow!

We just got back from a 8 day vacation to find our garden is still doing awesome! (thanks Papa Harvey for coming and watering every other day!) The kids were amazed to see that the corn is now taller than them! It is starting to seed so I am guessing that pretty soon we will have some ears of corn to eat! The pole beans have grown almost to the top of the poles so soon we will also be reaping that crop! Can't wait! The Walla Walla onions are starting to poke out of the ground but I think they still have a month or so! Can't wait till our tomatoes are ripe! I am craving Caprese Salad! Keep you posted in the next couple of weeks about what we will have next!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Pacific Science Center

Presley in the dinosaur footprint

Was trying to get Ethan and the whole Space Needle but it didn't work out:(

Such a beautiful day in the city!

butterflies are so beautiful I love how intricate their wings are!

These flowers reminded me of Hawaii, oh how I want to go back. Maybe next year!

Woodland Park Zoo

This week has been a CRAZY week! My sister has been in town so we have taken the kids to do some fun things around the Seattle area! We did Woodland Park Zoo on Wednesday and It was such a great day. The weather was awesome and the animals were all out and about. The monkeys as always did not disappoint(they are my favorite) It was a full day there. We got there at 10:00 and didn't leave until almost 5:00. My kids were absolutely exhausted by the time we got home. Next stop Thursday Pacific Science Center!

This eagle was absolutely amazing. He was so close to us!
Papa Harvey and all of his grand kids!
I loved this toucan! Such beautiful colors
My all time favorite the gorillas! So cute and so fun to watch. They defiantly put on a show for us!
Baby Gorilla playing with his feet! It's so funny he was about the size of Presley
This orangutan was playing peek-a-boo with us, and I swear he kept on smiling at us!

Monday, July 12, 2010

First Family Camping Trip

Ethan down at the dock right next to our campsite!

Our camping set up!

Ethan & Presley at Lake Rifle
Presley enjoying strawberry ice-cream

Ethan playing in the rocky sand

The kids found a little friend at our campsite! Pat decided to pick him up! YUCK!
We had a great weekend of camping at Rifle Lake! It was our first family camping trip. In fact this was Pat and my first camping trip together too! The kids loved it, even covered in dirt for three days they loved every minute of it. We are looking forward to two more camping trips next month! I just love summer.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Beat the Heat!

Ethan & Grace

Bathing Beauties!

Today was very hot, like in the 90's which we are totally loving! Especially since we had such crummy weather in June! We had a play date at a local park that has a water play area (yes, if you remember this is the one that Presley got third degree burns at!) Ethan was sooooo excited to see his girl-friend Ava! It was super busy there and we ran into many people that we do MOPS (Mothers of Pre Schoolers!) with, which made it fun. I am sure we will be back there for more summertime fun!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Farm Tour with Uncle Chad

This is Chad's ultra light that he is getting his license to fly! I have never seen anything like it!
Riesling Grapes growing fast!

Presley and I headed out to all the crops! We had so much fun riding on the quads!

First stop to the strawberry patch to pick strawberries. They were pretty picked over and at the tail end but we ended up getting a few!

Switch! Ethan wanted to ride with me now!

My sister and Tyler. These tents had canola in them. The tents purpose is so that they wouldn't cross pollinate with anything else. The tents I guess cost $2,000 each and they have 48 of them! Crazy!

More Canola

Gosh I can't remember what this is!
Like Beer? This is how it all starts!

Bing Cherries! We picked so many of these and were eating them right off the tree! So much fun!

Ethan pulling Carrots! They are pretty small still, give them a few more weeks and they will be full grown

Presley getting carrots too!

beautiful horse!

Chad was so gracious to let us come out to his work and pick a bunch of fresh fruit and veggies and ride on the quads for the afternoon! We rode from crop to crop and at each crop he gave us a play by play of what each crop was and what he was doing to each crop. Wouldn't it be nice to have all these fresh veggies and fruit at your own finger tips!