Sunday, July 10, 2011

Northwest Trek

Lisa's family is in town so yesterday we all went to check out NW Trek. Our boys love Collin and Rachel - actually James is kind of obsessed with Rachel and won't leave her alone for a second.

And the best part is that we finally got to meet baby Sarah. She is so happy and cute and will let anyone hold her. I love that kind of baby!

The first part of the park is kind of like a zoo with the carnivores in their natural habitats.

The second part is a one hour tram ride through the free roaming area - only herbivores there.

Grandma and Grandpa Leonard had to get home so we kept Collin while we explored for a while longer.

Getting ready for the lake

4 days and counting...

Monday, July 04, 2011

The northwestern most tip

This weekend we went camping in Neah Bay on the Olympic Pennisula. It was amazingly beautiful - our campsite was 100 ft. from the beach - and the boys were super campers.

After we arrived and set up camp on Saturday we took a hike to Cape Flattery.

The views were amazing.

And here Ian and I are standing on the northwestern most point of the continental US (we are several feet away from a 100 ft. cliff AND apparently there was a gray whale swimming out there an hour before we got there).

The next morning we got up and headed to the beach to check out the tide pools. We saw all the typical NW stuff - the kids were most excited about the star fish and the crabs.

(I love this picture of Ian and Curt)

Then it was finally time to play in the sand and the ocean.

The beach had sand dollars everywhere - and I am not exaggerating when I tell you that Ian and Grant collected 100 of them. Also, I think about 85% of the campers at the campsite were there to surf.

The boys got to try out the new beach robes I made them - they worked perfectly!

And of course there was a fire and smores at the campsite both nights.

On our way there we stopped at the most picturesque lake - maybe we will camp there next...

Saturday, July 02, 2011

The Zoo

We had a little time to ourselves when we first got there...

But when the rest of the group arrived it got really fun (crazy).

They are pretty cute in their own snail shells...

But I think they are extra cute together.

But then again, I also think monkeys are cute.

The zoo is small - but the two really awesome things it has are the sharks and the budgies. You buy a stick with bird seed and the budgies come right to you and eat it off your stick. James was half amazed and half terrified.

James and Mags love each other.