Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Swimmin' in the river

This is what Max did for the majority of the time.

The water was pretty chilly.

Ginny was just happy to be there.

Scott surprised us all yesterday by taking the afternoon off of work. As soon as he got home, we packed a picnic and headed down to the river. We've thrown rocks in the river, but the kids have never swam in it. It was pretty cold at first, but then the sun really started to heat things up. Once the kids got used to the water, they loved it! It was such a great afternoon to spend as a family.

The Butte

On our way to the top

We made it!

Max made it too, with a lot of encouragement (carrying).

Ginny was just along for the ride.

We've lived in Hermiston for over a year now, and we just hiked the Butte for the first time. We didn't know what trail to take to get to the top, so it took a little longer than was needed, but we made it, and the kids loved looking at Hermiston from way up high.

Monday, July 25, 2011

One Fish, Two Fish...

Easton and Luke finished another successful session of swim lessons. Easton will get to move up another level next year, and Luke is finally comfortable in the water and just wants to swim all over the place now. Looking at Luke this year, you would have never thought he was afraid of the water last year. Max and Ginny did good too walking laps with me around the pool in the double stroller. I am so excited for next year when all three boys will get to do swim lessons and I'll finally feel comfortable taking them to the pool during the day by myself.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Ginny's Room

I have finally completed Ginny's room. Well, at least 99% finished. I still have to finish one of her letters and hang another picture, but the rest of the room is beautiful and I couldn't be more happy with how it turned out. I have absolutely loved decorating this little girl's room. My final project was doing the letters in her name. I got the letters months ago at Hobby Lobby, and then I finally decided how I was going to display them when I happened across these 3 frames, and 2 wall decorations at Goodwill. They turned out so cute! You can kind of get an idea of what it looked like before the spray paint, and cute scrapbook paper. I love turning trash into treasure!