Archive for September, 2012

Hanging out at home

I don’t document the kids home activities enough, so I thought I’d just run around a snap a pic of what they are all doing *right now*.

“mommy…MOMMY, see! Red marker!”
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Working together to make a mask for each of themselves.
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Isaac tells me he is playing a game called Borderlands.
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Horning’s Hideout

We spent the day at Horning’s Hideout and had a great time! I love that it’s so close to home. There are peacocks roaming around everywhere and lots to do.

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Simon surprised me by casting his line out really well his first time fishing.
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Between untangling lines I got a few casts in myself…
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I just missed Isaac’s biggest smile I have ever seen when he thought he had a fish on the line. We didn’t catch any this time but plan on bringing better bait and trying again soon.
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Caterpillar find…
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A face covered in dirt is a sign of a good day outside for Lotus…
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Rock Creek Trail

We had planned to take the bikes with our newest bike rider: Xander!!!! but he was a little sore from all the practice yesterday, so we walked instead.

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When all the leaves start to change it is going to be beautiful!
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Yurt camping in Newport, Oregon

We joined some unschoolers in our community for camping at the coast and, unbelievably, it was our first camping trip of 2012.

We tried out a yurt for the first time and it was nice, we’ll definitely use them again.
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Xander was up in a tree a lot of the time.
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Oregon Coast Aquarium
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Doesn’t Xander look nice with his hair back? He is still growing it long but doesn’t like the wind whipping it into his face.
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One of my favorite moments was watching the kids play tag…
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Walking to the beach…
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Jason and Lotus back there at the water line…
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A small neighborhood park, we happened to drive by, has the most incredible slide! Jason and I went down too and it was grown-up worthy;)
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Me and my snuggle monkey

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A Day in the Gorge

Cascade Locks…
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Ice cream cones for lunch…
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Hiking to the top of Multnomah Falls…
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We made it to the top of the waterfall…
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Chalk art in nature…
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Milk break…
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Not a bad view…
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