Thursday, March 22, 2018

A Seaside Thanksgiving!

Nov. 22 - 26th we went to Seaside, OR to bring back our Thanksgiving tradition of going somewhere fun! We used to go to a hotel and then we had Pella and then Tuff hours before Thanksgiving so we stopped that plan, but we brought it back! Flint was a November baby, but not a Thanksgiving baby!

Peter found a house for us to rent with a beautiful ocean view, right across from the water.
Peter and Pella had a Dada/Daughter clamming in the rain time on her birthday (they didn't find any), then they came back and both cooked the turkey! We had a lovely birthday/Thanksgiving meal, days of playing, movie watching, Switch time, our traditional Goodwill trip, ice cream treats, walks, more clamming (we found 3 - enough for Dada to make chowder!), finding a shipwreck and swimming at the community center!

Also, the couch at this house was amazing! It actually was the impetus to replacing our couches at home and getting a mega couch that would fit us all.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Eben's Parkour 14th Birthday!

Dada took all the guys (and Kivi) to Parkour Visions to learn some tricks and play around their huge warehouse of obstacles!

They climbed it all.
Eben opened his presents in the dining room turned living room while the hard wood floors get redone.
Back at the house we made bacon and fruit kabobs and on the way home Dada stopped to let everyone pick out a box of cereal.
He wanted cereal for his birthday dinner.
And a mochi ball cake.

Happy Birthday, 14 year-old!

Eben, you have done so much this year! Most of all - grow! You've grown and inch a month for the last couple months! Your hair did too, but you cut it off to go to Washington DC with Nonnie in May! Your favorite things to do are play video games (you bought your own Switch),  Ripstik, go to youth group, read huge books, eat cereal and sleep in. You continue to serve with worship arts at the sound board and this year you are jumping in to leading the games at Awana with your own team! You are helpful, encouraging and patient. You are an amazing big brother and leader. You are quickly becoming one strong, godly man! We love you, Eben! Happy Birthday!

First Half of November



11.9 - Jessica came to take pictures of Flint!

Coal's first steps!! Our latest walker.

Every week Miss Toni comes to give Mama a hot stone massage. The girls are learning the art.
The helpers.

Auntie Tonya's Shoebox packing party.
Nonnie and Poppie's anniversary.

11.13 Swimming in the Federal Way pool.

11.16 time to take out the living room carpet.

Flint's First Day!