Monday, April 30, 2007

LeeAnne's new puppy!

My friend LeeAnne Martinez just bought a new puppy! Isn't he adorable? He's a yorkiepoo!!!

Sarah turns 2!!!!!

Sarah asked for an Elmo cake, so I made one for her. She loved it!
Grandma and Grandpa came up to spend the weekend and help Sarah celebrate her birthday!
The kids iwth Sarah and her cake!!!

Sarah was thrilled to get her new bike!!!

Tyler takes a break!

It's hard work waiting to have baseball pictures taken! Tyler decided to snooze in the field!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Cave B Inn

Matt and I took a trip to Cave B Inn at Sagecliff in Quincy, Washington. Subaru was hosting a conference there, and Matt asked his mom to come and watch the kids so I could join him at the Inn. (Thank you Lorna!!!!)

We arrived Thursday and spent the evening admiring the beautiful view of the Columbia River Gorge. Friday Matt left for his conference and I spent 4 hours at the spa. That evening Matt did some wine tasting (discovering he likes Riesling -- and nothing Red). We then went to Tedrils restaurant for dinner. The food there was FABULOUS!

We left bright and early Saturday morning to head back home (about a 4 1/2 hour drive).

Picture we took of our room. They have floor to ceiling windows that overlook the gorge. Sitting out on the patio you hear nothing but silence!
Here's a picture of the bathroom. All of the floors were travertine...gorgeous! (Sorry, I can't figure out how to flip the picture correctly!)
Another picture of our room. They had a huge sunken tub and you could look out at the gorge!
This picture was taken from our patio. The Columbia river is in the distance! I was told when leaving the spa the first "snake of the season" (rattlesnake) was spotted down by the river. Yikes!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Easter afternoon

As luck would have it, I ended up with the flu on Easter and spent most of the day in bed. Matt took the kids to the neighborhood park in the afternoon and they had a fabulous time!

Ryan on top of "the rock" and Tyler climbing at the base.
Tori, Sarah and Brandon balancing!

Ryan wearing himself out!
Ryley -- always the comedian!

Odin enjoying a day at the park!

Easter Morning!

The Easter bunny left us all treats on the kitchen table!!!!
He hid the eggs in some strange places (check out the one suction cuped to the entryway trim)

The kids with their easter baskets!

Tori on the egg hunt!
Ryan scouting for eggs!
Miss Sarah on her egg hunt!

Day before Easter

Saturday kept us busy with things to do before the Easter bunny arrived! The kids made a Bunny Hutch House made from a gingerbread kit given to them by Grandma and Grandpa Hamlin!!!
Tori and Tyler dying their Easter eggs!

Ryan dying his Easter eggs!

Matt, Sarah (dying her first Easter eggs!) and Ryley!
Brandon with 2 of his eggs!
Matt, Sarah and Ryley showing off their hard work!

Friday, April 6, 2007

Sunny day with Sarah and Odin

It is 78 degrees this afternoon! Sarah and Odin held still for just a moment so I could take a picture of them playing in the backyard!

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Barbecue anyone?

Barbecue season is just around the corner and so we purchased a new grill this weekend!

The grill has a 45 hamburger capacity!!! Yes, you read that correctly 45! Not to mention the kids' favorite feature -- it comes with a side griddle for pancakes and eggs (apparently they feel we need to barbecue our breakfast)!
Here's a photo PRIOR to all the fingerprints!!
Can you guess who picked out the barbecue cover?????? Go Ducks!

It is soccer season!

Our weekend revolved around soccer this weekend. Both Brandon and Ryan had a game on Saturday and due to the rain we were not able to get our camera out for pictures. Brandon's team ~ The Canby Generals won their game 6 to 4 against Oregon City. Brandon scored the first goal for his team! Ryan's team, "The Fire Falcons", played Gladstone and they won 5 to 1, with Ryan making the first goal for his team!
On Sunday, Ryan's team played their game against North Clackamas and they lost 5 to 4. Ryan scored 3 goals (actually 4, but the other team touched the ball with his hands so it didn't count!).
I've posted pictures of Ryan's game!

Ryan's soccer game on Sunday!