Grandparents Visit, Camping Trip.
|At Golden Gardens park||It's a zoo!|
|Kenny loves finding sea creatures. This is at Seahurst park in Burien||Moon snail egg case|
|This funny blob of gel was all over the place. It was the egg case of the spotted Aglaja||At Peter's preschool, the fire truck came by for a tour|
|Doing a boy scout rocket event||Peter is happy with his new trike|
|School field trip to Alki Beach at a very low tide day||Scott and Anna's wedding at Jean's house||The lovely bride||A rainy Memorial day bbq "outside"||A Father's Day/Field Day celebration at school||Baby clam of some sort at Seahurst park||Kenny and Mom||Kenny has quite the collection of Star Wars figureines||At the Pacific Science Center butterfly house||Pictures with Eric's new Iphone||Kenny goes kayaking||At the Greenwood car show||Grandma and Grandpa are visiting! Eric made black forest cherry cake for Peter and Grandma's birthday||At Forest Park in Everett||At Gasworks park, and also doing the "Ride the Ducks" tour||There was a boys and girls club group at the park which had brought big ice blocks to slide down on. It looked like lots of fun!||On the tour boat||Taking the plunge into the water||The tour driver had plenty of props with...||Kenny and Peter at the Cedar River Watershed||We took a short train tour at Snoqualmie Falls||Kenny and Grandma decorating his bike for the July 4th parade||He won a prize! $20 in Baskin Robbins gift certificates.||Waiting for the fireworks from our deck||The next day, we celebrate with the gift certificates||Finding a geocache at Juanita Bay park - Ann actually found it.||I did it!||Kenny on his first kayak trip||At the Milk Carton Derby, Green Lake.||Visiting the Lucas family on Whidbey Island||Peter loved the hermit crabs||A guy taking a walk with his dog showed us this dead skate||Baby starfish||Lots of fun was had with water guns||The dogs fought to swim back in with the stick||We took a bike ride along Alki Beach||A week long camping trip at Fort Worden State Park, and Salt Creek County Park. Eric and Kenny saw a submarine||The blimp hanger. Later we found out that our friends Wendy and Mark had their wedding reception there.||It's pretty large!||The old jail in the visitor center, where the soldiers would sleep it off.||Climbing all around the fort||Some of the driftwood forts that we found on the beach||Sand castle time||Our new pop-up trailer||Kenny and I found this impressive rock pile at the beach||There was sand strategically positioned between the rocks to provide stability||Battery Kinzie at twilight||Eating breakfast (honey nut cheerios every day!) in the trailer||Exploring the large battery section at Fort Worden. It was a little stressful keeping Peter away from the edge!||Snack time!||The ruins of an old searchlight, that rolled out on a track||I found lots of thimbleberries on the way||Getting ready to roast some marshmallows||The morning of our last day, we managed to see the one battery we were missing - Battery Stoddard||At Salt Creek County Park - site of former Fort Hayden||Some of the rocks at this park had these weird markings on them. Fosilized worm casings?||Kenny was happy to play with his army men in the trailer||The low tides were early in the morning. Kenny and I would get up and check for sea creatures each morning||This island was only accessible at low tide||Lots of mussels!||Chiton||I believe this is the first shrimp I've seen in the wild!||We took a (pretty strenuous) hike up Hurricane Hill, behind Hurricane Ridge, at Olympic National park. It wouldn't have normally been that strenous, except I was carrying Peter most of the way! Beautiful hike, though.||I was planning on identifying a lot of flowers back at the visitor center, but didn't get around to it. So, just pictures without names here.||Chipmunks||Makes me want to break out into song... "The hills are alive!"||Peter enjoying some grapes||Some sunset pictures||Peter's last day with his binky (it broke and we didn't replace it)||At Crescent Lake. We were going to take a longer hike, but ended up stopping for lunch at a beautiful little meadow that jutted out in the lake, and then turning around. The water was so blue!||Forgot the swimsuits, but the kids enjoyed themselves anyways||At the Elwha damn, which will be torn down next year.||A giant sea anemone||Some pink seaweed||Peter had fun touching the sea anemones||Kids had fun playing at the actual Salt Creek, which was fairly warm (compared to the ocean, anyway)||Kenny tries to surf on some driftwood||Marshmallow time!||Finally, we saw some sea urchins on the last day||Sea Anemone||There was a baby seal, waiting for it's mother next to the island|