Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Seriously, It's Bedtime

So it is no secret that staying in our beds is problematic, but this pretty much sums it up!





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What a little stinker!

Oh, by the way

Vaughan asked me the other day if advocados come from moles...since guacamole sounds like it should be from a mole that laid an advocado...uh, no.

Nash has been painting his body with yogurt and dumping out food and drinks, lately. Very entertaining. Well, for him anyway.

Also, Nash likes to pretend when he is wearing glasses or putting rubber balls on his eyes, that he is wearing goggles. He also has two pair of "construction goggles" for when he's being Bob the Builder. He's so cute, but he keeps calling them GOBBLES. If those are gobbles, then what does a turkey say?

Hardly, Karate Kids

Really? Nice. By the way, the belt (head tie) is from Vaughan's shorts.




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Yummm-o

Remember the berry picking...well, we decided that we needed to finish them off before they went "yucky." So Mom baked a homeade Marionberry pie! Yummm-o!

Sherwood Park II






We liked Sherwood Park soooo much, we convinced Daddy to come with us!






Lazy Play Dough Days

We love squishing and molding and making pizza play dough. Hours of fun, since it is going to be almost a 100' day!

Sherwood Park





We took a 20 minute drive to Sherwood, Oregon. Our neighbor Lorri took us to a really great park with the usual swings and slides, but so much more. We played in the water feature and the sand pit. The sand pit was great because it has a small stream of water going through it, so you can build sand castles! Lorri, Carmen and Steven and Atsuko and Aimee joined us.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Vaughan Loves Basketball


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Berry Pickin' Five Minutes from Home














We had a great time picking marionberries, raspberries, blueberries and some pretty tart blackberries! The boys did great with the blueberry picking, but when the other berries proved to be too squishy, it was all mommy. We also stopped to play a little, enjoy a fresh strawberry milkshake, and admire the animals.

Growing Our Own Blackberries

Our first harvest of blackberries...half a dozen every few days! WoooHooo!

Fourth of July






We decided to get a lot of 'bang' for our buck, and we took the kids to watch the sluggers of the Portland Beavers baseball team and the subsequent fireworks! We had seats at field level with all of the hotdogs and hamburgers we could eat! Vaughan was an all-American cowboy and Nash was Superman...what more could you ask for?





Thursday, July 2, 2009

Oh, This is FUNNY

This is what the Weather Channel has listed for the Fourth of July, here in Beaverton...
Watches and Warnings Beaverton Forecast
HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT SATURDAY...

WARM WEATHER WILL CONTINUE THROUGH INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH VALLEY
TEMPERATURES REACHING THE MID 90S. TEMPERATURES IN THE COAST
RANGE AND CASCADE FOOTHILLS WILL ALSO BE QUITE WARM WITH READINGS
IN THE MID 80S TO LOWER 90S.

AT RISK POPULATIONS CAN BE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO HEAT RELATED
ILLNESSES DURING EPISODES OF HOT WEATHER. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS
AND TRY TO STAY OF THE SUN DURING THE HOTTEST PART OF THE DAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY
WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE
POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED
ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND
NEIGHBORS.

Summer in the 70's





70 Degrees that is...
Hate to rub it in, but if I can't live in Texas, I gotta have something. Right? Vaughan and Nash going to play in the water at Carmen and Steven's house.

Ain't No Time Like Sprinkler Time





Free things are still the best...

The International Rose Test Gardens









After the park, we "adventured" up the hill to the International Rose Test Gardens. There are thousands of roses...all colors,varieties,sizes. Here are a few that we 'stopped to smell.'

Playing at the Park

You are supposed to look thru the binoculars...right?
Sand box at Elephant Park.

Nash just taking a break.
Vaughan and Aimee

We went to a park by the Oregon Zoo. It was fun and there were a lot of children playing. We had a picnic lunch and then spent time in the sandbox. Atsuko and Mom chased after us, as usual.



Vaughan's Penguin Walk



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very cute!