Thursday, August 27, 2015

Trip to Canada!

We had a wonderful 4 day visit to Vancouver Island earlier in August. Mama and Papa showed us many of the same sites they saw 15 years ago for mama's 25th birthday getaway. We explored the beautiful legislature building in downtown Victoria.
We visited the Royal B.C. Museum. It's a huge museum that could have taken us a few days to thoroughly explore. A highlight was panning for gold in their featured Gold Rush Exhibit.
We loved the petting zoo. This goat named Darth Vader was our favorite!
We hiked to explore some beaches along the Strait of Juan de Fuca from our campsite.

Papa was resourceful when Karen got cold on the hike back. 
Fueling up for another day of adventures.
Tough campers! Look at that "stink eye"! 
Exploring trees on a hike. 

Camping along Lake Cowichan on the interior of Vancouver Island. 
Silly time! 
 Ice cream treat in downtown Victoria on our last day.
We had such a special trip! This was Karen and my (Holden's) first time visiting another country.
We saw porpoises, a seal, and jelly fish on our ferry ride back to Port Townsend.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Visit to the Zoo with Grandma D

Grandma D had an extended visit for mama's birthday weekend and one of our many adventures included a trip to the zoo. Once again, mama didn't come prepared with extra clothes for the water in the Kid's Zone...but fortunately it was a warm day and we'd already seen most of the animals.
 We had a blast!!
We also loved feeding the goats!
Grandma was SO THOUGHTFUL and bought us each a new shirt at the gift shop on our way out. We were thankful for the DRY shirts and the fun keepsake. We love you! Thanks for the awesome visit!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Giant Watermelon!

Goodbye first baby tooth!!

I recently lost my first tooth. It was reason to celebrate and make snickerdoodle cookies shaped like teeth!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Cool Dude Sprinkler Time!

This was the fun way we "stayed cool" the other day in this extreme heat. We are usually in some sort of water a few times a day (sprinklers, floating the Deschutes River, local lakes, creek by our house). Oh, and did I forget to mention all the water fights?! We LOVE to drench Mama and Papa whenever we can!! They don't seem to mind since it's been SO HOT!

Bird Nest Discovery

Papa and I found this nest on our property under a tree.

Lil' Performer!

Karen loves to be on stage! For much of this show, Holden was backstage coordinating costumes and song selections. Mama and Papa were treated to an excellent performance.