Monday, June 2, 2014

Kelley Point Park, Portland, OR

 The girls and I wanted to show John Kelley Point Park. It's where we do our Rewild Portland classes and it's a very nice park. It's got a bit of a sandy shore and it's where the Columbia and Williamette Rivers cross. Here is Izzie sitting on a fallen tree.


 It was too cold to swim, but not too cold to get our toes wet.

 John likes throwing things into water. Ever since I met him, when we come across a pond, lake, river or even large puddle he is compelled to toss in a stick or rock. He didn't disappoint this time, even turning it into a density lesson for the girls.



 Maddie got brave and ran through the water. It was cold!

Just another fun weekend day in Portland!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Girl Scout Build A Bear Fieldtrip

 Since the older girls in Izzie and Maddie's troop got to spend the night at camp and the Daisies didn't, the Daisies had extra troop funds to spend with their cookie money that they earned. They voted to go to Build-A-Bear. Which was great since my girls have never been. Well they knew the store, but they've never built a bear from it.

 We went to the mall that had a Build A Bear workshop and of course had to stop and look at the coy pond.

 It took the other two girls quite a while to pick out which bear they wanted but when Izzie and Maddie saw the pink sparkly kitty they immediately grabbed it. The troop gave them a $20 gift card to use and they decided to add $20 of their Christmas money to it.

 Izzie and Maddie.

 Maddie and Izzie holding their unstuffed kitties.

 The line was a long one, but we finally got to the stuffing machine.

 It's quite large. Izzie holding her pink kitty.

 There was a "heart ceremony" and all the girls put a heart in their animal.

 Then they took them to the air bath and scrubbed them up.

 Maddie found a cute stuffed pug wearing real roller skates as we were leaving. It was so cute!

The girls with their new stuffies!
 Maddie and Izzie also bought a dress and magic wand and tiara for theirs.

 Then we went to the food court and had PIZZA!

 Bunny doesn't have very many clothes since Bunny is so tiny. When I saw this little dress at Build A Bear, I bought it for Bunny.

 We got home and a tea party took place on the deck.

All in all it was a fun day. The Kitties ended up being a pretty big waste of money. Maddie and Izzie who LOVE stuffies have only played with these kitties the day they got them. They have silver sparkles in their fur that are sort of a stiff plastic and that makes them "itchy." So the girls don't like holding them. The fieldtrip was fun, and the girls do still like the look of their animals, but they don't like playing with them. Then again, I guess a lot of people have fancy dolls that they look at and don't play with, so I guess it's about the same as that.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Izzie's Ear Piercing!

 The tooth fairy brought a shiny dollar and a mini my little pony. Izzie was much more impressed with the pony than the dollar, but she did like that it sparkled.

 I love it when I catch my girls curled up reading together. Izzie is reading to Maddie.

 John up on the roof blowing all the millions of pine needles that collect very quickly!

 Saw this growing in my backyard, it's called foxglove, it's pretty poisonous but we warned the girls to stay far away from it. It's way on the side yard that they don't play in, so I'm not too worried.

 Maddie and Izzie playing with giant chess pieces. We were on our way to get Izzie's ears pierced! Maddie didn't want her ears pierced yet. Since then she's gone back and forth a couple of times, but so far hasn't said that for sure she wants them done.

 Izzie asking if it was going to hurt a lot. She wanted pink hearts, but the standard stud was either a small star or ball, she chose the star.

 Trying to show off her new earrings. We stopped to play at the park for a bit before we headed home.
 Maddie and Izzie, we got a really great coupon with the ear piercings so they each chose these tiaras to buy.

 They want to climb all the way over this, but they get scared right at the top. One day they'll do it! It is pretty high up, you can't quite tell how high from this photo.

 While they were playing Maddie wanted me to hold her tiara. Somehow I ended up taking a selfie with Izzie.

 One more picture mom!

 Photo taken at the girls' troops' bridging ceremony. Since we are a mulit-level troop, about half the troop bridged up to the next level. Izzie and Maddie will be Daisy's for one more year. (It used to be Daisy's were only kindergarten but now it's K and 1st.)

Troop Photo! I'm still learning the girls names, so I'll have to have Izzie and Maddie help me with this photo. 

 The girls spent a day with their troop at Camp Arrowhead for a service unit campout. The older girls actually spent the night, but the daisy's were only allowed to come for the day. They were pretty nervous because they left at about 8 am and didn't come home until almost bedtime. But they had a very, very fun, exhausting and terrific day. (Maddie, Izzie)

A picture of their troop at Camp Arrowhead