Friday, September 23, 2011

Mt. Borah

Nick's little brother Tom invited Nick and I to join him and his friends (Tai, Brent, Tyler) in their annual climb of Mt. Borah, the highest peak in Idaho. Feeling hip and cool to get the invite, but not so young to drive overnight with the group, we headed out early and got the last camping spot at the trail head and slept out under amazing stars. We started at 5:30am and slowly made our way up the 5,200 vertical feet over 3.5 miles to the summit. The weather was perfect: not hot/cold/windy. The views were awesome. Our knees hated us on the steep decent.























Aug 26-27, 2011

Friday, September 09, 2011

Keyton's first day of Kindergarten

Half of me can't believe it is here already, the other has been counting down for some years now. We were all pretty excited for the big day and celebrated with the traditional ice cream for breakfast.


Keyton, the literalist, wanted a bowl of ice cream. I guess I should have been a little clearer in explaining by ice cream I meant waffles and fruit with ice cream. Oh well, it's important not to have tears on the first day, so a bowl of ice cream it is.



I can tell he was excited / nervous, because he actually let me take a picture. Epic.


School is 6 blocks, about a 1/2 mile.


Everyone lines up when the bell rings.


All the parents followed that line of kindergarteners right on in with cameras and tissue.


We get settled.


Sign in.


Then Mrs. Hartman kicks all the family out.


By the time I get home, it's time to go back and pick him up (Kindy is not quite 3 hours long). K is feeling hip and cool with his super dorky "Keyton had a beary good first day of kindergarten" necklace. Awww.


August 24, 2011

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Last days of summer

Yummy summer.


Homemade cherry pie with cherries fresh from the trees.


Evidence.


Lola makes potty training look good.


Lots of this.


Keyton (the stinker) REFUSED to let me take his picture with the wonderful Teacher Claudia, who's science classes K has absolutely adored this past year. Here she is with her aide instead.


Makings of the best spaghetti sauce ever.


Finally finished.


Lola as blue butterfly.


Lola with the big kids.


Farewell popsicles, see you next year.

August 2011

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Bug Day at the Botanical Garden

I crush the kids in the dung beetle race,


and destroy Nick in the grasshopper race.

Catching bugs.




There is no way she was going to touch that Mormon Cricket.


August 20, 2011