Fall 2009

Camp Orkila, Pumpkin Carving, Seabrook, Camp Coleman, Kenny's birthday, Halloween

Playing a homemade musical instrumentKenny's birthday breakfast


Playing with leavesKenny's birthday party


Coal Pit Road at Cougar Mountain State Park. We went here hoping to pick up some clay to make some sculptures with. This is the clay pit at the end of the road - from which apparently they make bricks (or at least, used to


There were insect husks all over these reeds. At first I thought they were still alive, and had Kenny sneak up on them quietly.


This will be an interesting place to do some more exploring.Kenny set the table all by himself - and got Peter in the high chair!


At a Mariners game, sponsored by Murphy and Assoc.Kenny's first day of school! Needless to say, there were lots of cameras around.






Peter, in a paper crown made by Kenny


For the second year, we went to the YMCA Camp Orkila, on Orcas Island, for Labor Day weekend. Lots of fun - even though the weather was not ideal. Here, some kids gave Peter a crab to play with.On the bus to the camp


This was our cabin. A little dark inside (all of them are) but very close to the water






Kenny loved the bb guns...and the clay crafts


Here's what he madeI did a trail riding session - the longest I've ever been on a horse (maybe half an hour)


Just before we went out in a rowboat. Peter's looking happy here, but he was NOT a happy camper - I dropped him off with Eric, and Kenny and I rowed around.




There was a polar bear jump that even kids participated in. The water was VERY chilly!


Finding the "snazzler"Painting in the arts and craft room


Such a gorgeous beach...Kenny on the giant swing


A bike ride on the Green River trailBiking next to a golf course


We made "slime" at home from glue and borax. Fun!


Eric and Kenny went to the Reptile ZooWith our Peps friends


In the Ferris Wheel at the state fair


A bike ride up in the North Bend/Carnation/Snoqualmie area. There was an obstructed view of Snoqualmie Falls - but they definately needed to cut down some trees!


Snacks are always the most fun part of outings, I think...


We went with our friends the Christiansons to Seabrook, on the coast. It's a very walkable "New Urbanist" type community. The weather was GREAT despite a bad forecast.






This was the house we were in.


We thought these birds were clustered around a fish carcass, but apparently they were just going for little insects in the sand.Interesting sand formations


We found a dead shark




We had some fun ping pong games at the houseThere was a soccer field nearby too


We brought our big bin of duplo legos with - they're always popular.Peter on a big boy swing!


The Christiansons brought a cute little micro kite along


Building a sand castle. The beach was great, and we were so lucky to get a warm day.


This plant was all over the place. I tried looking it up online, but didn't find anything. Anyone have any ideas?Kenny in costume.


These are some pictures from Don.








We made a "musical instrument" from instructions in Family Fun magazine. You wet the yarn, and then run your fingers along it, and it makes a weird sound.At the Kelsey Creek Farm Fair with Tom Leung


Pumpkin carvingThese smiles look very plastered on...best I could get!


Making a ball roll from legos and pieces of cardboardAt Camp Coleman with the Y Adventure Guides




Kenny with bow and arrow.


For Kenny's actual birthday, he got to have junk cereal for breakfast.Kenny playing with the lego Contraptions set.


Kenny's first thank you letter.Trick or treating


Playing in the leaves at Gene Coulton park