Thursday, July 30, 2015

What. is. Happening.

Janis Date - July 2015

One of our favorite Janis's dates is a concert at Foothills Park. It is a lovely setting and we get time with Janis -- what could be better. We love her so much and are so happy when we get a night with her. Maggie has developed a new habit of "posing" when I ask to take a picture....not sure what I think of it.

Red Tail 2015

The Red Tail golf camp is a favorite of the kids every year. Check out this bad ass foursome :)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Soccer HEAT

Henry has his first tournament in the U11 club soccer league. His coach is from Liverpool and is HILARIOUS....although maybe not meaning to be, but Henry already uses the words lads, rubbish, and brilliant. It was SO HOT. Our shade...was 106, and they were on the turf field (so add 15 degrees). The girls were troopers and my parents and Gordon were great cheerleaders. The ended up going to the championships and losing by two. I was in DC for the final game and my dad was the best - he texted me every 2 minutes with updates. It was honestly one of the kindest and most thoughtful things he could have done. So proud of them.

Ballet Camp

So.... my parenting journey so far has been sprinkled...or doused....with sports....which is ok...maybe we love sports....and then Maggie came along....and asked for ballet...WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? SO, I signed up for the camp, and then went in denial....until I was reminded that I had to buy all the ballet gear. Enter dread. That said, the joy and excitement and sheer happiness on her face was priceless. She got to do the camp with her good friend Josie, I got see the Watsons - which always makes me happy, and Maggie was over the moon. Guess the new genre is here to stay.

How many adults does it take?

My parents have had the same basketball hoop that Andrew and I played in high it is really "gotta die your hair" old....

So, my dad bought a new one.....and then needed an army to put it together. While not meant to be an entertaining experience, it was. HOLY MOLY so many parts and so much time. It started at 6PM and didn't finish until the next day.

That said, we broke in the new hoop with an intense game of HORSE. Not gonna say who won....

Date with my Blossoming LIttle Girl

In early July it was the first Friday that H and F were at camps and I had Maggie all to  myself. We made it a "date" and went to lunch and had our nails done. It is REMARKABLE to me how much she has matured. We basically talked the whole in sentences...about what we thought about weird. It was pure bliss...and kind of heart wrenching to know how fast time is moving...


No. Explanation. Needed.

Zoo After Dark

Our Zoo has this wonderful set of events in the summer where they have family-themed Weds nights. They have all these activities, the animals are usually out, and a family friend concert. Henry has soccer on Weds nights, so I took the girls. It was SO HOT. Oregon has been having this insanely hot summer. Thankfully, we found shade and lovely music. My girls are so awesome together - a fun mama night.

Fourth of July in Manzanita 2014

Beach + Fourth of July + Parade + Family Time + Time with Brookie's Family= Heaven. The 2nd annual year of being in the parade DID NOT disappoint. So. Much. Fun. The weather was glorious.Manzanita is just magical.