Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Our Garden

We got ambitious this year and planted a garden. We have corn, peas, beans, carrots, green onions, different kinds of squash, strawberries and a dozen tomato plants of varying kinds. Yum!

Pictures from Spokane

Trying to get Porter to smile on his block... no such luck.
Kellie and Ryan took us on a hike to see these trees that were 800 to 2,000 years old. They were huge! Here's our attempt to get all the kids together for a picture.

Finally Porter and Claire cooperated... kind of. Kellie's kids started to call Porter "Porty" while we were there. I think it fits him! Haha.
My first time packing the little man. Darn kid never held still so my balance was off for the hike and we were eaten alive by the mosquitoes, but the scenery, weather and company were delightful!
Spokane has this great year-round carrousel. Porter was skeptical at first, but of course threw a fit when it was time to get off.

Chasing Birds

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Just a cute video of Porter trying to catch some birds. If you listen closely, you can hear him saying "bird" as he chases them. So smart!

Road Trip

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Porter and I drove to Spokane to visit with family. We said goodbye to Jess and Jason who will be moving East for more schooling. We welcomed Haley to her new home for a year and my parents who are moving to Spokane in two weeks. Crazy!

Updates

The mighty hunter who has yet to catch any fish this way... but he'll never give up!
Our little monk! It was cold and I'd forgotten to pack a jacket for the little man so we improvised.
Grandpa and Porter. This was Porter's second experience on a boat.

Aunt Mary and Porter.

It took a few tries, but Porter loves to wear a hat when we're outside.