Friday, October 7, 2011

in the garden

 Here are some photos from the garden on a Tuesday evening in August. We had our Bible study group over to barbeque.


 Pretty dill with cosmos & zinnias in the background.

 Corn & sunflowers.

 Kids watching the chickens.
Emma, Macey, Ava, Ethan & Cedar

I think Cedar looks so cute in his baseball gear.  :P
Justin was throwing the ball for Cedar. 

shot gun creek & happy hour

 During our time off work, we planned a visit to Shot Gun Creek with my parents, the Chase kids (while their parents worked), the Ruddicks & Erik!  Erik had the week off & was spending some time in Eugene.

 We were there on a Monday, so we pretty much had the place to ourselves!

 Sadie & Tate

 Kenton & Finn, down in the creek.

 Trying to plug up the dam!  :P

 Yay for vacation!

 Group shot!

 All the cousins, oldest to youngest.  
Finn is the only one making a goofy face; go figure!

 That evening, we recruited our husbands' parents for child care & all had a child-less evening out with my parents for happy hour at El Torito.  My dad requested a happy hour out with his adult children for Father's day.  It took us until the middle of August to make it happen, but we did it!

 Kenton, Erik, Josh & Gretchen

Erik, Josh, Gretchen, Aaron & Becca
 Katrina, Kenton & Erik

 Happy Father's Day, Papa!  ;)

On Tuesday, Erik & my dad rode bikes to our house to visit with Kenton, while I took the boys to a Mom's of Grace barbeque.  They biked over to Hawaiian Time for lunch & a card game before heading back home.  Just wanted to include this cute picture of the guys & their bikes.  ;)

lane county fair

 We made it to the fair this year on the free admission day!  We went after church & had lunch before riding the rides & seeing the animals.  :)

 Yumm...corn dogs!

 It was a super in Eugene & I think we were at the fair during the hottest part of the day.  Cedar's cheeks are quite pink!  We were drinking lots of water & staying hydrated, of course.  :)

 Both boys wanted to try the canoes.  It cracks me up that the kids like this ride.  It's definitely slow moving, so I suppose they get "their money's worth."  ;)

 Finn convinced Cedar to ride the tiger roller coaster!  I had to ride with him, since he's a bit too small to ride alone.  I think he had a little bit of fun, but it was too loud & long & fast & bumpy for him.  :\

 Cedar eventually just snuggled into me so that he could hide his eyes & I could help cover his ears.  He didn't cry & seemed to relax, but I know it was not his favorite part of the fair experience.  Finn, on the other hand, loved it!  :P

 We visited the animals before heading home for a late nap time.  

This rooster looked like our rooster that we gave to a farm.  Is it you, Spike Head??  ;)