Sunday, March 11, 2018

Late Winter fun

UO Acrobatics & Tumbling Team

We went as a family to the acrobatics meet, since Aria loves it.  While there, we ran into her friends.

Warm February Bike Ride

Tile Demolition

Wood Floor Install... Tara's dream comes true

It only took 10 years, but Azure finally let Tara hold her. :)

Our mini snow day... didn't last long

Wings and Waves with the cousins

Off the Waffle... first time as a family, and it was amazing

Zade's Bday at Brick Builders Lego Store...

Complete with lightsaber battles

Blue tooth controlled Lego droids

Sugary goodness

And Star Wars trivia

Not to mention a Lego Assault Walker, built by the master builder himself... Big Z.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Warm Winter

Beautiful Sunset in our backyard

Sprinkling System
During the hot, dry summer, the trees and grass in our yard tends to struggle.  So we decided to give them a fighting chance by putting in a sprinkling system.  Here you can see the trenches where the pipes are being laid.

Aria's Birds

Oregon Zoo
Tara took the kids up to the Portland Zoo.

Zade & Macy at Carly's birthday party

Playing at the Park

Portland Temple
Tara and I went up to the temple, and the bishop, his wife, and the youth watched out kids.  It was great!

Spencer's Butte
Since the weather has been unseasonably warm for January (~50-60 degrees Fahrenheit), we took the kids out for a hike.

Dress Up

Ryzen's Race Track
Ryzen is becoming a little builder just like Zade.

Zade's Trap
Zade concocted a clever trap to catch anyone who tries to get to his fort.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

New Years

Date Night
Tara and I went on a date and she suggested we go to a vegan restaurant.  I'm not really into that, but went along with it.  Tara ordered the Eugenewich sandwich, and I got a tempeh chipotle wrap.

The smile on Tara's face didn't last long. The food was so greasy that within a half an hour after eating it she (and I) weren't feeling so hot anymore.  We went to see the new Thor: Ragnorok movie afterwards, which I thoroughly enjoyed, but she walked out of with 15 minutes to go.  I blame the food.  She blames the endless movie battles. :)

On New Years Eve we invited the Yorgesons and Hallocks over to our house.  We played the New Yorker game, while the kids had fun playing together. The next day we went with the Yorgeson's to the Oregon coast.  It was around 50 degrees (F) there.  Amazing weather for Jaunary.  The kids had fun looking for agates and building a fort.  Nova run too far into the water and got knocked over by a wave, so I had to run in and grab her before she got swept out.  Not ideal, but at least she was alright. 

Rainbow Looms
Aria has gotten back into making bracelets again with her rainbow loom.  Zade has too.  

On Saturday, we went biking as a family along the path near our house.  It was around 50 degrees again.  Lovin' this January.