Sunday, November 18, 2007

Elf Dance

Sunday, November 11, 2007

This week!!

It was Jason's birthday on Friday! We went to Arby's. We had a lot fun! On Saturday we went boating at the Columbia River without Erin. Then we went to Costco to get a cover for the boat. Afterwards we went out to Applebee's. We had a good week!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Blacker News

Well these past couple of weeks have been really busy doing one thing or another. Besides knowing that I've been busy, I can hardly remember what we've been doing. Mainly school things, church things, work things and kid things.

Crystal's 5th grade class went on a Field Trip to the Columbia Springs Fish Hatchery. It was very interesting. We learned about the PH levels in water and how much oxygen is needed for the fish to live. We learned about recycling and different types of tree's and vegetation and how ivy and Himalayan blackberries kill out everything around them and we should be actively trying to get rid of them. We also learned about some floods that happened a long time ago and if you find shiny rocks, they came from Montana and the dull looking rocks are pacific northwestern rocks. It was a very interesting field trip. I told Crystal's teacher that I think I need to go back to school again. I learned all sorts of thing that I didn't know before!!

Erin had her first "sleep-over" last week and had 7 girls spend the night. They had lots of fun and at 2:00 in the morning I finally told them to go to sleep and went to bed myself. At 7:30 Erin woke me up saying she was ready for breakfast. I was surprised that they were up so early and more surprised to find out that they hadn't been to sleep yet. I got up and by the time I got the waffles ready they were asleep. Needless to say the girls all went home half asleep.

Camden's playgroup went out to Bi-Zi Farms last week and had a blast playing in their straw bale maze, their giant hay stack, looking at the animals and then the tractor ride out to pick out his pumpkin. After they were done he played on an old tractor pretending to drive it. When I asked him what the funnest part was he says, driving the tractor and playing on the haystack and looking at the animals and picking out the pumpkin, they are all my favorite.

Camden has also taken an interest in scissors lately. He has cut Erin's shoelaces off, then cut off the strap of her sandals and then finally cut the mouse cord from my computer in half. Jason thought it was quite funny...especially the mouse.

Camden picking out his pumpkin

Camden washing his pumpkin

Pictures from our trip to Sacramento to see Ben get married.

Camden did not want to get his picture taken

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Camden waiting (and waiting and waiting) for the bus...see First Day of School post for explanation

Erin's First Day of School Pictures

Crystal's First Day of School Picture

First Day of School

Well the first week of school has come and gone and we are trying to get back into the routine. The girls both got their hair cut to just above their shoulders and it looks really cute.

Their ride home from school was a moment to remember as they didn't get home until 5:00. Their bus was an hour late picking them up from school! The reason it was late is because when the bus driver was taking kids home from another school there was 3 kindergarten kids that didn't know where they lived and didn't get off the bus and then she had to find out where they lived and take them home. Anyway by the time I called the school to find out where they were the bus was on its way to the school and would probably get there before me so I figured I would just let them come home on the bus.