Tuesday, June 16, 2009
How do you say goodbye after the most wonderful week ever? We had such a great trip and we were able to do SO many fun things (except see all my friends, I'm SO sorry guys!) I've smiled so many times as I've thought of the kids playing Bingo with G-ma, throwing the frisbee at the park, eating ice cream for breakfast, watching Mama Mia, sitting on the balcony listening to the birds and just being with my family. I love every moment we are together and as we drive away and I am overwhelmed with tears and temporary sadness, I remind myself- I wouldn't want it any other way.
Posted by Emily at 8:47 PM
Grammy, G-pa, Me & Daisy
My brother Eli & his fiance' Cindy
Tristin with his cousin Tyler
Grace was so tired saturday afternoon, there were so many people over and I knew she wouldn't be able to take a nap. She finally fell asleep on Trav's lap while they were playing cards.
My sweet family...
Posted by Emily at 8:41 PM
I can't even explain the amount of love I have for my Mama. I completely adore her. My favorite thing to do when I go home, is wake up as early as I can, and sit on the couch and talk with her before she leaves for work. We did it growing up, and now, when I think of visiting- that's what I look forward to- just sitting and talking with my best friend. I cherish the relationship we have and I have never known anyone else to be as blessed as I am. I count down the months, weeks, days & hours until I can see her again. We had such a great time together- She is my world. My peace. My everything.
Posted by Emily at 8:05 PM
We had a relaxing day on Friday while Daddy & G-pa Brent went fishing. G-ma treated us to foot spa's and pedicures. She even brought us fruit and ice water while we waited- Daisy just loved her pink nail polish!
That night Mom and I had a date and went out thrift store shopping, ate dinner at Aztecka, went to Target and walked around the mall for awhile. It was so wonderful to just be with her for a few hours. I love my Mama...
Posted by Emily at 7:57 PM
We had a lot of fun at Grammy & G-pa's house. The kids had a blast picking carrots & lettuce from the garden. Here they are with Grammy washing off the veggies- we couldn't get them to stop eating, finally Grammy had to tell them all done or they would have picked everything she had!Thursady morning G-pa & Trav played golg while G-ma & I took the kids to our favorite thrift stores. We shopped, ate lunch and then went back to the house to relax. Tristin & Grammy had fun playing Nintendo and it was nice to sit and talk with G-pa for awhile before we left to go back to Mom's house. G-ma spoiled me with her homemade chicken noodle soup, lemon pie & waffles- I love you G-ma. (I LOVE my zebra blanket!!!)
Posted by Emily at 7:47 PM
We spent a few hours at Pike place market Wed. morning and then took the ferry over to Bremerton to see uncle Caleb. We had fun at the market- we bought fun little treats, ate lunch, bought flowers for Grammy, watched the guys throw the fish and walked around and looked inside all the little shops. When we were done, we took the ferry over to Caleb's new apartment and visited for awhile. We went out for ice cream before driving over to Grammy's to stay the night. We had a great day!
Posted by Emily at 7:40 PM
We had such a great day with G-ma April at Northwest Trek. I hadn't been there in years and it was fun to watch the kids around all the animals. We had a pleasant time on the tram (although Grace was pretty wiggly) and it was amazing to watch the bears, wolves, cougars and other wild animals. We took a picnic and had perfect weather. Although our feet were tired, we had a great day!
Posted by Emily at 7:31 PM
It was a long 4 hours at the zoo, the kids were all asleep before we left the main street!
We were so happy that G-pa Arthur drove over from Pullman to see us while we were visiting G-ma April & G-pa Brent. We had a great time at the zoo (besides losing Grace, of course! Thanks for your help Dad!)
My Papa & me...
My youngest broter Caleb joined us for the day. I love you Buddy!
You can't really see the walrus, but it was pretty amazing to watch it perform...
Posted by Emily at 7:22 PM
Here's Trav taking a break in the spider web!
Here's Tristin & Grace playing around...
The kids loved the owl (and yes, it had large talons!)
Thank goodness for hand sanitizer. Here are the kids touching the sea life!
Here we are acting silly in the shark mouth!
Posted by Emily at 7:15 PM
Here are the kids at 6:15 AM getting ready to pull out of the drive way. They couldn't wait to get to G-ma's house!
Trav has always felt terrible when the kids would fall asleep in the car because their heads never stayed up straight, they always ended up practically in their laps all hunched over. So this trip Trav decided to do something about it. Here's Daisy asleep with my bath robe tie tied around her forehead and the back of her chair! It actually worked although it looks a little inhumane!
Posted by Emily at 6:57 PM