Friday, September 10, 2010

Lullaby Moon

Ever since I saw my first image of a Lullaby Moon production, I have been wanting to see it live. The 2010 production just happened to take place down the hill from us at Gas Works Park. The girls and I got there at dusk just in time to find a patch of grass. We watched in wonderment as creatures arrived by boat, dancers pranced down the paths, and the musicians played virtually every song with the word "moon" in it. It was well worth the wait. The girls thought it was just as magical as I did and were talking about it as I tucked them into bed.
Lullaby Moon 2010

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Where's the Green Sheep?

So, Audrey's at school and Piper doesn't start for a couple more weeks. We took advantage of it and caught a Children's Theatre production of Green Sheep. It was very cute! Supposedly, it's going to get a write up in the Wall Street Journal. I'll keep you posted.
Piper Green Sheep Album

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Audrey's First Day of School

There were a lot of "I'm scared of kindergarten." There were some (Mama) tears. But, in the end, she loves it! Congratulations, big girl! I'm so proud of you.
Audrey's First Day of Kindergarten

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cooper Lake Revisited

Cooper Lake Album 2010

It's been three years since the first time we camped at Cooper Lake. It was as beautiful as we remembered it. Now that the girls are older they were able to enjoy swimming in the lake and explore our campsite more freely. We're trying to get the most out of these last few weeks of summer. Wish us luck!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hit the Road, Jack!

Ok, we don't have anyone named "Jack" in our family, but we did hit the road. First, off to the Oregon Coast for Uncle Dean's memorial. It was great to spend time with the Adams side of the family and get to know one of Tutu's favorite places.

Next stop, Black Butte Ranch.
Black Butte 2010
We had a great time catching up with friends, swimming, and biking. Mimi & Grandpa came over for a few days for a visit and Grandpa taught us how to fish. Alas, the fish weren't jumping. Especially for our pepperoni bait.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Zoo Camp 2010

This is the second year in a row that Audrey & Landry have attended Zoo Camp together. Landry said, "Can we do this every year?" Yes, you can!
Posted by Picasa

Taquala Lake

Taquala Lake Album
We headed out of town for the weekend. Our destination was Lake Kachess, but we had no luck finding a campsite. We drove on, braving a long gravel road and a low gas tank. What we found at the end was a dream, Taquala Lake. We found a huge campsite along the lake with views of the nearby mountain peaks. The wild flowers were in bloom. We enjoyed the company of our friends and the kids managed a four mile round trip hike. Most of us could only manage to dip our toes into the icy cold lakes and creeks, but a couple were brave and took a swim. We can't wait for our next camping trip!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

There is a sudden interest (fear) of spiders in the house recently. So, we've been learning about how helpful spiders can be by eating other bugs and how they build their beautiful webs. Hopefully, this will help us feel like spiders can be our friends.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Wallingford Kiddie Parade

This weekend, we walked in the Wallingford Kiddie Parade. This year, we had the honor of carrying our school's banner. It was a perfect summer day. We handed out pinwheels and candy. Rode some ponies and finished it off with some ice cream. For more pictures from the parade, check out the Wallyhood Blog.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy Birthday USA!

Jul 4, 2010 Album
It was 60 degrees and rained, but we made the best of it. One of the fireworks displays takes place at Gasworks Park, just down the hill from our house. The kids weren't able to stay up to catch the fireworks, but we all went down during the day to have some lunch and enjoy the festivities.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Language Camp Album
Audrey's starting kindergarten in the fall. Her school, John Stanford International School, is a public immersion language school. She'll be spending half her day studying in Spanish! She got a taste of it at Language Camp this week. Here are some picture of the kids performing "La Araña Pequeñita" on the last day.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

June Strawberry Picking Album

June Strawberry Picking Album
It's one of Mama's favorite times of the year - strawberry picking! We got a beautiful day in Monroe to pick and eat berries. The sun was shining. The berries were warm and sweet. There was a trampoline! Now, what to do with all those strawberries that Mama picked?!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

May Koehn Family Album

May was a month of catching up with some family. It started with a visit from Great Aunt Hollye, Cousin Vanessa, and Cousin Caden. It was great to hang out, play, and catch up.

We ended the month with a road trip to Eugene and Florence to catch up with the Koehn side of the clan. It was great to see that everyone is healthy and going great. We hope to see you all again soon!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Big Girl is FIVE!

Audrey's 5th Birthday 2010
Audrey was very excited to turn five. She wanted a birthday cake that was pink, purple, silver and gold. We celebrated her special day with a birthday crown from Teacher Kris and five different flavored cupcakes. Then, we had a party on the weekend with face painting and great friends. Happy Birthday, Big Girl!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Spring has Spring

Happy Spring 2010
While it's grey and cloudy today, we have had some sunny days that remind us that spring has sprung. We celebrated with an visit to the Tulip Festival and an Easter egg hunt. We're looking forward to more sunny days!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Atlanta Visit 2010

Atlanta 2010
We set off during Spring Break to go visit Nanny & Papa at their new house. At the aquarium we saw a whale shark (is it a whale or a shark?), and beluga whale. We tried all the different varieties of soda at the Coca Cola museum. And, we had a great day at the zoo. Daddy even had cake for breakfast on his birthday. It was nice to spend time with Nanny & Papa and see their new home.

Atlanta, Part II: Marie & Jack

Marie & Jack, Atlanta
While we were in Atlanta, we got to catch up with Marie, Jack, Katie & John. It was great to spend the day at their house and play. Now that Nanny & Papa live in Atlanta, we will have more chances to see our dear friends more often (10 years was too long!).

Monday, February 22, 2010

Maui 2010

Maui Album 2010
We had a great visit with Tutu and Colin in Maui. We played in the sand and surf, explored the Iao Valley, and celebrated Chinese New Year.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Piper's 3rd Birthday

Piper turned three with friends and cupcakes. What more can you ask for? She is growing into a wonderful playmate for her sister, has a fashion sense that is uniquely her own (stripes match with stripes, polka dots with polka dots, and purple with everything), and is developing quite a sense of humor. It's been a great year and we keep looking forward to what's to come. Happy Birthday, Little P!
Piper's 3rd Birthday Album

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Happy New Year!

Snowy Cabin 2009 Album
We headed out to Leavenworth to celebrate New Year's. It was so much fun to be out in the snow. We went sledding, made snow angels, and went on a horse drawn sleigh ride. We had wonderful company, ate yummy food, read lots of books and played games by the fire. 2009 was a fantastic year. We can't wait to find out what 2010 has in store for us. Happy New Year!