Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy 6th Birthday Ethan

Wow, hard to believe that Ethan is 6 years old today!  Time sure does fly! We had a wonderful day!  I took the kids down to Seattle to the Pacific Science Center. They spent a few hours playing and looking at exhibits, we then went and watch the Hubble Imax 3D! It was pretty cool!
Lunch was at the Center House! The kids insisted we eat there! We then headed back home and finished off Ethan's cake!  It turned out okay, I am not a cake maker!:)  Ethan was soooo excited about all his new Star Wars Stuff!!!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pat's Catch

Pat has went out crabbing the past couple of weekends and had great success! He left again at 5:30 this morning to do some more! I think he might be hooked! When I talked with him about an hour ago he had about four more! Here is to lots of fresh seafood!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Beans & Tomatoes!

Happy Friday! It's been a wonderful day. My girl-friend and I took the kiddos up to GreenLake for the day, the kids played in the kiddie pool and we had lunch and ice-cream there! I was so excited when I checked the garden, look at all the goodies I got this evening. Headed out here soon to have dinner at a friends. I think I will make some Garlic Green beans to take with me! Pat and our friend Michael left after work to check their crab-pots! Hopefully they caught some and we will have crab, steak, veggies & some wine for dinner! Sounds like a perfect Friday night!

Friday, August 13, 2010

We got Corn Folks!

Finally the good weather is back! Our garden could sure use the sun! Especially to ripen all those green tomatoes! Our corn is now taller than both Pat and I! Out of the 12 stalks three of them so far have corn growing! Hopefully we will get a couple more! But I am excited to also use the stalks after harvest for Halloween/Fall decorations!:)
The pole beans are huge! Everyday we go out and pick some. The kids love eating them raw and I never have any to saute at night! Oh well I shouldn't complain. They are eating their veggies!
And this is the first year we have done Walla Walla Sweet onions! They are almost all the way out of the ground! They are medium sized. I thought they would be a bit bigger, maybe we didn't plants the seed far enough in the ground!

We sure are enjoying all the yummy veggies!

Friday, August 6, 2010

It's Sea Fair Time

Believe it or not when I was a little girl I wanted to fly jet planes! Not a Blue Angel Plane but a F-14 TomCat! ( I think I might have been inspired after watching Top Gun at a young age!) So every year when SeaFair comes around I am giddy to go and watch the planes. It is such a thrill! The kids enjoyed it though I think it will take them a few years to really get into it! If not it's still nice to go and watch and have a picnic! My camera has been acting up again! (not happy about that! I think it might have got sand in the lens from last weeks trip to Alki. So I had to use the manual functions. Which is really hard to do when the planes are breaking the sound barrier!) Anyways it was a great afternoon spent with my dad and my kids!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Celebration Weekend

Wow what an amazing weekend with the family celebrating my mom's retirement from the bank. 44 years of banking and she has finally retired! Hopefully for good this time!
We surprised my mom and dad with a weekend away with the whole family (well minus one, Chad my brother in law wasn't able to make it because he was harvesting corn)

We started off Saturday afternoon with a trip to Gig Harbor we had a wonderful lunch at Anthony's and shopping downtown. We then headed out to Grape View. My best friend has a Cabin out on the Hood Canal! My mom was very surprised with our destination. We spent Sunday and Monday playing down by the water, finding shells and sea creatures! It was so nice to not have any distractions and to be able to spend quality family time!