Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Oldies but Goodies

Warning, soccer pictures ahead!

This year all the kids played soccer. Thankfully all the teams play at the same place. On average we were at the soccer fields for about 5 1/2 hours every Saturday. It was colder this season than the last few years.

After the last game was played I made them take off all their coats, sweaters, sweatshirts so I could take a picture of them.

Do you see how tiny Jaelyn is compared to the rest of the team?

Jordan's coach from a few years ago giving her a hard time...and he told US not to cheat!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Garden, goats, soccer

The kids and I spent most of the morning weeding and transplanting plants today. The weeds have overtaken the garden, we have had so much rain lately they are growing faster than I can pull them.

The newly fence garden. One side needs to be reinforced because of our very strong winds but that will have to wait until July. The chickens are still getting in the garden so I will still have to cover the beds with netting.

We transplanted one bed of Tomatoes, and just as Jacob and I were finishing a hail storm came in. I stood by for the 2-3 minutes it took to pass. The tomatoes didn't get any damage from it.

Strawberry bed. We have already picked some and can't wait until there is more.

Jacob and I weeding the beds.
Praise is giving me about a quart a day. I put the babies away in the evening and milk in the morning. I then return babies to mama. I can't wait for another month when I wean the kids so I can get double the amount of milk

Soccer season ends this week. I am always sad to see it end. The kids just love it as do the parents. Upward is such a great program. The kids learn drills, sportsmanship, and scripture all at the same time. Each week they are given scripture to memorize and drills to work on. This will be Jacob's last year:( Not sure what he wants to do next year, he has talked about Martial arts but we will see.

Jocelyn's soccer picture, poor girl was throwing up that morning but made it for pictures.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Spring time

It was finally a nice warm day(with no wind) so out came the sprinklers and bikes. No bathing suits required. The kids have been waiting for this for a while. Our winds here are bad in the spring, but once it warms up the wind dies down. The temps are supposed to be in the 80's tomorrow. YIPEE!!!

Mothers Day weekend

This past weekend we headed over to Grandma and Grandpa's. Not only was it Mom's Day but her birthday was on Monday. The kids always love going over there. Here are some pictures.
Going over the pass. There is still plenty of snow up in the hills.

For all you W. Washingtonians, can you guess what city we are driving through??

Going over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

Bremerton Ferry

Kids on the community Beach at my Parents house.

Olympic Mountains

Dad bringing Rob and the crew back from a short ride. Bad Picture, sun was in my face.

Coming into Seattle.

The girls on the top level of the ferry.

Mount Rainer