Wednesday, May 30, 2012

South Beach OR camping!

We went on our first camping trip of the season May 18-20. We trekked on down to Monmouth OR to pick up Emily Pate form Western Oregon University and drove another hour or so o the coast. Jon and I had never been. I looked up a few state parks near Newport, OR and found this awesome state park! South Beach State park We looked at the map and found a nice site next to the play ground and across from the bathrooms. It was perfect!
Our campsite!
It was perfect being so close to the playground. 

I made spaghetti the night before so all we had to do was heat it up after we got camp all set up!

Great trails from the campsite to the beach. It was about a 1/2 mile away. They did have a lot of mosquito's though!
I did think it would be a great place to film a horror movie! 

Emily and goofy Sam!

walking to through the dunes to get to the beach!

the dune was steep. Wish we would have brought some cardboard boxes to slide down with!

excited to be on the beach!
beautiful sunset
the perfect family photo!

all of us girls!


the aliens have taken over the kids!

playing games at info center Yaquina lighthouse

it was nice having Emily with us we got a few family photos!

we are goofy!

AWESOME ice cream!

lot's of trails to ride on!

Emily loves to read!
camping just isnt camping with out the s'mores!

Sydney slept on the ground!
We woke up Sunday morning to rain. Made for a quick camp tear down and out to breakfast at the Pig n pancake in Newport.
the drive home got a little boring for Courtney
What a fun weekend. The rain made us realize though if we are going to be campers here in WA we need to get ourselves a camping trailer so the search has begun!

Monday, May 21, 2012

preschool gardauation

Last Thursday night the twinks had a graduation celebration. The are officially preschool graduates! Even though they have to go to school for one more week...
Trinity Lutheran Preschool class of 2012 graduating class
With teacher Kelly and Miss Denise
what a fun year they had... They are ready for Kindergarten!

if all goes as planned ...Nooksack Valley High School class 2025!


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mother's Day tea

The twinks preschool through a Mother's Day tea on Friday. The girl's were so excited for me to be there. Before it even started Courtney said "Isn't this fun!"
We had tasty cupcakes and yummy tea...Sydney had lemonade!
 They sang us a song too!

Saturday, May 5, 2012


A dumb robin made a nest right out our back door. So every time we walk out the back door she flies away. I was worried that the eggs wouldn't hatch...but this morning I checked an they hatched! 4 baby robins!!

I was shocked to see that they all flew away. The chicks are out of the nest!! (Thursday 5/10) Jon thinks they got eaten... Well I googled baby robins and found this site Baby Robin Journal and yes they were eaten...I prefer to believe they flew away...