Friday, July 24, 2015

Summer activities

Summer 2015 was a HOT HOT HOT summer! There were so many weeks in the 90's-100's. In between the heat waves, and even during many of the heat waves, we managed to have a lot of fun this summer. With all the heat waves, we took lots of opportunities to go to the water pads and cool off

Jacob and Claire did their first tennis camp. While it wasn't without a few bumps, the kids both had a fun time and seemed to learn some new skills.

Dani brought the kids to the library a few times for various activities, including reptile day. Dani, conveniently, had to hold Torin and didn't get to get close enough to touch the giant creepy snake!

We ate a lots of different places, including plenty of trips to our new favorite Carte Blanche. One trip, we took the kids to on a bike ride in downtown Portland, then made our way to the Waffle Window and followed it up with a delicious crispy rice bowl from Carte Blanche.

One of the hottest weekends of the year, and while Jared was running in the Cascade Lakes relay, Dani took the kids to Fun in the Park. The kids enjoyed the different booths, but really loved the Star Wars booth, where they got light sabers made of pool noodles and did battle to the Star Wars characters.

After Fun in the Park, they went to a local farm and picked 15 pounds of peaches - Yum!

There were a lot of trips to parks, including the newly re-designed Murase Plaza playground.

The kids spent a lot of time playing in the back yard with the Bowles kids

and eating LOTS of popsicles!

The one activity that was not as hot was the ward picnic (and it was super rainy), but the kids loved their face paint.

It was a great summer!!!