Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sweet girls!

Dakota loving her new swimming pool - she played in it for almost four hours!

Myla - sweet baby!

Kissing sisters! Love this pic - so hard to get one of them together.........

Dakota was SO happy in her pool........definitely a water baby!

Myla and Sushi - the other "baby" I take care of........
These are some photos of the darling little girls I care for. Yesterday was 100 degrees outside and mommy Julie bought a pool that fit inside their playhouse. They had SO much fun in it and beat the heat playing in the water from morning till naptime.

Kids at Camp

Arlie on "Western" day!
Anna and Hannah - both jr. staff. Anna goes to school with Hannah.

Lynn Kyes and Flower. Lynn is Flower's cousin on her dad's side. Flower is my niece who comes every year to be a counselor at this camp! Lynn's first year.........

Harrison, Flower, Arlie and Hannah at Camp Coyote - they've been doing this camp for years! Hannah the longest, 9 years this year. Hayley didn't do this camp this year because she was at ASB camp at Mt. Rainier.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Seattle Center Fountain

The fountain was popular on a 90 degree day!

Flower getting wet!

Harrison gets soaked!

Hannah gets surprised!

Arlie cooling off!
We had a fun day at the Seattle Center fountain today! We took a picnic lunch and spent a couple of hours playing in the fountain, cooling off in our unusual heat - in the 90's today! Later we took a quick trip to Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe so Flower could get a grain of rice carved for her boyfriend (she got him one before and it broke!). We also picked up matching necklaces for Arlie and her friend Abbie, and Harrison picked out a gun that, when you shoot it, a flag that says "BANG!" on it comes out, and "Dr. Fart" an electronic farting keychain! Very boy. It was a hot day, but the fountain is the place to be on a day like today. Coming home to the stuffy house was not fun!

Drive to Pasco

Flower, Arlie and Hannah ready for the long ride back home!

Marcia and Mary-Leah


Jeff doing his trademark Lewis and Clark pose!

Sun streaming through the clouds as the day draws to a close.....
We took a trip to Pasco Friday night to meet Marcia and Flower and Jeanette and Arlie. Flower was coming for Camp Coyote, the Camp Fire day camp the kids do every year, and Arlie was coming home from two weeks in Spokane. This was the best "central" meeting place I could find. We were in the car for 8 hours and didn't get home until 1 a.m. We went to sleep around 1:30 and Jeff got up at 3 a.m. to go fishing! The girls and I got up around 7:30 to get ready to go to camp training. It was a long, tiring day!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Fishing at sunset

Ferry at sunset

Fishing dock at sunset


Cool clouds!

Fire on the water

More cool clouds

Boats and the setting sun

Path of sunlight

Like an illuminated ball on the water!

The mountains and a passing ferry boat

Jeff - salmon fisherman wanna-be

The proud crabber!

Silhouette against the sky

My boy!

Peekaboo Harrison!

Ferry boat

Ferrying off into the sunset

Fishin' pole and ferry boat
Some photos that Harrison and Jeff took on the cell phone while they were fishing for salmon and crabbing at the Edmonds pier tonight. The salmon were elusive but the crab came in pairs! That's four crab in two nights - yum!

Fun at the park on two days!

Whee! Myla, age 2

Smiling Dakota, age 4

The snake sprayer!

Myla was a little tentative about the water. This was her speed!

Little Myla Lee!


Dakota loved the water

The spray pad

Hayley reading in the summer sun!

Nothing like a good book on a summer day

Hannah getting into her first Stephen King novel

Swingin' boy!

Harrison climbing "the Eiffel Tower"

My sweet Hannah!
These were taken at Willis Tucker Park. It has a cool spray pad with all sorts of water features as well as a park with swings, teeter-totters, merry-go-round, etc. The kids and I went there on Monday and liked it so much we went back on Weds. with Myla and Dakota. Fun in the summer sun!