Tuesday, September 30, 2014

More pictures with the Chenault's.

 Maddie taking her first spelling test.

 Izzie taking her first spelling test.

Words all spelled correctly, not to work on getting them facing the right direction.

 We pulled these blocks out for Genevieve to play with and they became fun and exciting for the girls all over again. Maddie and Izzie building a city.

 We opened this playdoh that my mom sent and thought that playdoh was packaging them differently. I was so excited thinking it was pretty cool. Then when I talked to Mom about it, she said that she opened the containers and made all the balls so that she could "play" playdoh with the girls across state lines. Awwww...

 Maddie opening the purple.

 Izzie about to go into her Ballet class. The girls were nervous because this was their first activity to sign up in different classes for.

 Maddie decided she wanted to stick with gymnastics while Izzie explored Ballet. The first couple sessions were rough, while they got used to being in classes without sissy.

 We took the Chenault's to OMSI. There's John, Maddie, Genevieve and Izzie.

 The sandbox area is always a hit.

 Maddie stole my hat.

 We went to dinner at Beaches, a restaurant on the Columbia River. After dinner, we walked out to the shore for a few pictures.

 They got these toy swords at the restaurant and were taking turns "knighting" each other.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Chenault's Visit

 John's friend John, his wife Carolyn and their adorable almost two year old Genevieve came to visit us.
Multnomah Falls is a popular tourist destination. It's a pretty amazing waterfall, with just a very short hike. Here Izzie is standing on a rock at the base of the trail, with Genevieve trying to climb up too.



 Multnomah Falls

 We gave the girls our old phones, factory reset so they are just cameras. Here Izzie is taking her own picture.

 Later that afternoon I took Carolyn and Genevieve to one of our favorite parks. Genevieve was so fast I didn't get any photos of her in focus and that is saying something because this one of Izzie swinging came out pretty cool.



 Maddie and Izzie working on a pirate ship drawing.
Finished ship.
 Maddie having some down time.


 Maddie and Izzie

 Awesome sunflowers that Carolyn bought me. She noticed that I had a bunch of sunflowers in my kitchen and figured they were my favorite. She was right!

 Daddy watching Izzie scale the walls.

 After eating dinner at Twilight Pizza we went to the Sandy Swimming Hole. Swimming season was over, but I wanted to show Carolyn this pretty spot. She had fun taking photos. Here Maddie, Izzie and Daddy are studying rocks to pick good ones for skipping.