Tuesday, July 31, 2012


After we picked blueberries today we drove by a little convenient store that had a slush puppy sign and Sam asked if we could stop and get one. I had no idea she knew what they were but I always say no but for some reason I said what the heck why not!
Sydney picked Blue Raspberry!

Sydney gassed

Sydney had to get a filling today behind her dead tooth. She had some gas but she had a hard time breathing out of her nose.


We went and picked blueberries this afternoon. We picked 14 lbs! Didn't take us very long. I think went went a little to soon but with out vacation coming up we can't go next week. The berries are more tart then sweet but Nancy and I are going to make jam with a bunch of them so we'll add some sugar!
getting started!
Samantha was into posing for the picture and not picking the berries!
Sydney was bummed we left!
Courtney is getting stared she picked about 3 lbs herself!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Seattle day

The girls and I headed down to Seattle to go the Pacific Science Center. When we joined the the Vancouver one we found out the Seattle one was free! We picked up Alexa and she hung out with us. We had lunch at Mod pizza at Seattle center, yummo! It was super tasty but they messed up Sydney's so they gave it to us for free! We hung out for awhile by the big fountain and then headed back home. We stopped by the outlets near Marysville and the girls got new outfits for school and new sunglasses! A good time was had by all! Sydney ended up having a couple annoying tantrums so she gets to go to bed 30 minutes before her sisters tonight!

Puzzle time!

Crazy Courtney held a cockroach!
Huge Butterfly! Sam was told they only live for 3 days and today was day one! Very cool!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Friday night fish fry

Lex and Leah have been going out for fish and chips on Friday nights for a couple months now and I of course bragged about my husbands skill as an awesome fryer! So dad went to barleans got some cod, shrimp and oysters! We also had mushrooms, zucchini and French fries! Plus Leah brought homemade coleslaw and and fabulous fruit salad! It was by far the best Fry Fest ever!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

All alone

The twinks were lying in our bed watching cartoons while Jon and I were downstairs.

Courtney "MOM"
Me "yes"
C "I am all alone!"
Me "your twin is right next to you!"
C "WE are all alone!"

Now I am lying next to them watching Lilo and Stitch 2.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

a dunk in the bay

After a busy day of berry picking with the twinks, Sam soccer camp in the morning and the afternoon gumnastics camp for all 3 girls we decided to go jump int he bay.

Barbie's berries

Spent the Tuesday morning picking berries with the twinks and Nancy.
getting started..
Raspberry icecream popsicles, raspberry puree and 2 gallon ziploc bags of frozen rasperries!
Next week Blueberries! Gotta love the Pacific northwest berries....

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Vancouver science museum

We had a day with no plans so we decided to rad on up to the science museum in Vancouver! I still find it so funny that our closest city is Ina differ t country. We had blast exploring it and doing fun experiments! We ended up buying a year pass so we'll be going up a few more times. Plus the pass gets us into over 250 science and other museums throughout the world! We will for sure go to the Exploratorium in San Francisco next month when we are there.
We ended it at Dickie's BBQ in Lynden for the kids eat free dinner!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summer days!

When the suns out I try and get the gets out and about...except Tuesday, Tuesday is our lazy day. A day where the kids can stay in their jammies all day if they want to and watch as much tv as they want also! We did go for a little run since the girls said they want to get better at running for their Monday night track meets. But then we were back inside watching PBS since that's the only channel with kids shows on out here at birch bay. Then we had some friends over for taco Tuesday and a swim. It was all around an awesome Tuesday!
a huge stump on the beach
Today the sun was shining again so we went and picked about 4 lbs of strawberries and headed back to Everson to freeze most of them for smoothies this fall! Samantha didn't like my dinner I made when we got back to birch bay (BBQ chicken, corn on the cob and rice) and she screamed at me like a spoiled rotten kid so she has to spend the evening in her room cleaning it, reading and she also decided to do math problems. I wish she would learn that she can't talkor act like that to me because it sure would have been a beautiful night to go for a walk along the beach and watch the sun set. Jon is at his weds night golf league so the twinks and I are watching the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe again. We have been listening to the Narnia series on CD and we are on book 3 now. What great books they are.

Picking strawberries at Barbies Berries

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

4th of July

Started the day off playing on the beach!
Fun times!
Ended it with sparklers!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Dancing for Joy--- NARNIA!

On Father's Day the girls performed their dances at the Mt. Baker Theater! It was a great show, long but so good. I was really impressed with all of the dancing and the show itself was amazing. They took the Narnia Chronicles and put all 8 books to dance and song. Courtney's "gotta sing, gotta dance class" was part of the Santa Claus scene...
Sydneys pre jazz/ballet class was water
Samantha's Jazz/Ballet class was the golden pond
the dancers!

these videos were taken at the dress rehearsal in the afternoon...

Monday, July 2, 2012

Track meet

Another super fun night at civic field! I love the fact that they all love running and they don't get to upset that they don't always get a blue, red or white ribbon! I just love Samantha's smiles while she is running!