Saturday, August 21, 2010


School doesn't start for a couple more weeks and we've been busy enjoying the last of summer here in Washington. Here's a recap of what we've been up to the last couple weeks:

More backpacking... ...time with Aunt Darla and cousin Vilia...
...where Vilia displays expressions of concern and wonderment regarding her crazy cousins.
We rented a bike contraption on vacation that Isabelle insisted upon. Of course she wanted to ride it...she and Maddy sat in back while Jason and I did all the work!
The fam on holiday!
There was swimming...
...and more "vacation ice cream".
We held strongman competitions...
...and roasted marshmallows by the fire.

Isabelle and Madeleine made...
...and consumed endless popsicles.
We've had pizza nights...

...and made "water mixtures".

We've even managed to squeeze in a few play dates.

I guess what I'm trying to say is we're making sure summer ends with a splash!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Do Your Kids Do This?

While helping me in the kitchen the other day Isabelle and Madeleine began singing one of their favorite songs together. They must have sung "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" through 50 times before I finally decided I needed to grab the video camera and record the cuteness for posterity.

As soon as the camera appeared here's what happened:

And even after they finally decided to sing for the camera they decided they'd forgotten half the words. Ah, well. They're still cute. :)