Thursday, June 30, 2011


All the neighborhood kids have scooters, and Eli's was made for babies. Everyone has been nice enough to share with him, but we decided it was time to get him his own scooter. At first we considered a Razor, but Ben and I both had this type of scooter as a kid and loved how fast it went. It also does great "off road", Eli's already riding it off the curb. I was worried he wouldn't be able to balance it yet, since he still has training wheels on his bike, but he's done great. Maybe this will even be good practice for biking without training wheels!


Last Saturday we hiked Hamilton Mountain on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge. Eli hiked the whole way, about 4 miles, and Lilly loved the backpack. We were dog sitting the Blaisdell's dog Lucy, so we took her along. The kids had fun taking turns holding the leash, she was the "leader". It was a great kid hike, some uphill, but not too steep. I'm so happy summer is here, can't wait for the next adventure!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Swimming Lessons

Eli has been in swim lessons the past couple of weeks, and loves it. He goes 4 days a week, and the other three days he asks daily if today is swimming. After our failure with t-ball I was a little apprehensive, but he's doing great! I guess we've got another swimmer in the family.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Summer Fun

I found Lilly in the hall this morning, changing her baby's diaper. Super cute!

Summer bike gang on our street. We're spending hours a day in the driveway. A little white trash, but so much fun.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

New Life



We finally got rid of the old, ugly changing table and put a new dresser in Lilly's room.
Of course it needed a little paint first!