2017 seems to be speeding by faster than I can keep up. We are now over halfway through September and I’m just now looking at blogging August. So… here goes!
August 1 – Play day with Best Friends
Jason unintentionally flips me off while working on his Kawasaki engine.
August 2nd – Mount Vernon visit with his other best friend Paige.
August 3-4 Leavenworth trip for Isaac’s First Day of Second Grade. (A separate post with more photos coming soon.)
August 5 – Drove to Mount Vernon to pick up Pip who stayed with our good friend Chris and Jeanne. On the way back we stopped at Shambala Bakery for lunch. Delicious and GF. Then we walked back to the truck and found this time capsule.
August 8 – Homeschool Meet-Up at Gold Creek Natural Area ended up being a hang out day with best friends Caleb and Jacob again as Gloria was helping a widow and the boys had a lot more fun playing with us.
Watching Scent Training.
Playing in the creek
August 9 brought us bright light as Jason removed our old corrugated roofing from the breezeway and replaced it. We are constantly shocked by how bright it is now.
August 10 – Swim lessons continued throughout the month of August. Some days are better than others. This was a good day.
After swim we stopped at Fran’s house to go look at her daughter’s stock tank swimming pool. Fran happens to live right near Uncle Dan and Tia Leah, so we stopped in there. They weren’t home but Leah said to pick the huckleberries if we wanted to, so we did. The dog came for a snuggle and the Uncle came and asked us to pick the extra blueberries they had. It was a good day.
August 11 – Library and street tacos followed by helping the neighbor with a question on his truck while out walking Pip.
August 12 – Riding gear return happening but Isaac’s favorite rider’s replica bike was for sale. So he just had to sit on it and Daddy just had to show him how to lean and look into the corner. Non of us can wait for race season to be over, so we can watch it. $$$ during the season. $ after it’s over. Here is Marc Marquez Jr on his Repsol Honda.
August 12 – Finished the bulletin board made from fabric Bev and I picked out and our old fence boards. It looks pretty good I think.
August 14 – Food coloring, water, muffin tins and a freezer. Oh then there was the goggles and the hammer and the paintbrush.
August 17 – We said goodbye to the quiet neighborhood and saw the sky through our backyard boundary line for the first time in 14 years. They tore down ALL of the trees and are putting in 7 houses. It is a sad day. Our yard became the rescue habitat for all the moles and squirrels and rabbits that were living in those woods.
On a brighter note the cousins came to play! Here they all are having snack time.
August 18 – Hot date with my hubby! We went to Revolve in Bothell. GF Paradis!
August 19 – We don’t always play the safest games. Here Isaac is using a hammer to hit caps on the end of a shop tool that Jason is holding. Great hand eye coordination work!
August 19 – Preparing to ride the R3 for one of my last practice days before testing for me license.
August 20 7:44am – We head to Oregon for the Solar Eclipse on Monday. (A separate post with photos to come.)
August 22 – Tried making Bison Patty Melts thinking for sure Isaac would not like them but going for it anyway. Well he LOVED it! In fact we all loved it.
August 24 – Opening day at the fair. Isaac was really tired this day so we didn’t do as much as we usually do. He loved the whacky house and we went on that a lot. I got a chance to go on two rides with Ella. One was called Freak Out and it was totally awesome until the last three swims when we both decided it was way too much. Then we went on another ride I can’t remember the name of and laughed hysterically the whole time. Overall not the best trip to the fair ever, but we had fun. It was great to have Bev along on the scooter. Here is Isaac in the whacky house and in the petting zoo.
August 26 – I got to go to Mt Vernon to hang out with The Pioneers – my hiking buddies. We hiked up behind Jeanne’s new property, left signs for Paige who was coming behind us to camp out with her dad, snacked on the ridge, saw a hawk or golden eagle, did crafts and ate some more.
August 27 – This cat.
August 28 – Field trip to Pacific Science Center with Gloria, her mom and the boys!
At the giant table
Playing giant pipes
August 28 also marked the demise of our Magic deflating pool. This was the final cleaning and filling as best we could do before sending to its final resting place as a holding space for someone’s dirt pile.
August 29 – We began our fantasy map making. This is super fun!
And that was basically the month of August.