Monday, May 30, 2011

Wallace Falls

It's a 3.6 mile round trip to see the waterfalls along Muddy Trail. We started out jumping rocks and puddles and the last 1/4 mile climb was tough, about 300 foot elevation gain. So, you see E on my back and C with a grumpy face. The way down was much faster! We stayed in a very nice cabin for two nights at the park, had smores both nights and camp fires, despite the rain. This was a great trip and hike for young kids!

Mom Visit

We had a great visit with Grandma!

Carkeek Park and the beach and The Pretzel Tree hike, a hike with a story board about a little mouse on his way to see the Pretzel tree.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Muddy Spring

What can I say? It's been a long and muddy Spring. The kids made this mess while I talked to my mom on the phone. It lasted about 20 minutes and took about 2 hours to clean up including a load of laundry. We have officially started popsicle season. She looks about 5 in this picture! I swear she is bigger than some of Butter's classmates.

He even managed to get mud on his face and in his hair. It was about 50 degrees out, but it wasn't raining!

I pre-washed the kids (ie, I sprayed them with the hose) until they were clean enough to take a bath.
We've been busy with school and soccer. I got into a Masters program at UW-Bothell and with that, need to take 2 classes this spring and summer. I've been studying Statistics and have my first midterm tomorrow. It's been about 15 years since I took a mid term, so I had better study some more!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Some Go Around

Where is the prince to lay down his coat when you need him?