Mom and Dad just moved into their new Mansion House and it has a pool, so we had to try it out the first chance we got! Of course it was raining, but that didn't stop the kids from jumping in freezing cold water, cuz Grandpa had promised them a dollar! Even Taryn took a dip, crazy kids.
Thanksgiving was yummy and fabulous, but apparently I was too busy to take pictures...so I only have 3.
This was Black Friday Shopping craziness. We get a little loopy, so we resort to playing with toys. And finding great outfits.
The kids worked hard all Fall to run enough laps to equal 25 miles, then we got to run in a 1.2 mile race in Seattle to finish a full marathon. They got shirts and treats and the whole experience. Pretty fun.
The kitty loves to tease Ainsley, and Ainsley loves to yell at her.
Ainsley's favorite thing to do when she goes to Grandma's is to rearrange her stuff.
Some friends who took care of Nate on his mission came to visit us in Seattle. They brought gifts for the kids and so the kids instantly loved them. :) Nate and I went out to eat with them the first night (Sandy got water spilled down her pants by the waiter!), and then we spent a day at the Science Center together. We hope to visit them in Vancouver, Canada sometime soon.
I spent most of my time in this here tree stand. A first for me and a little scary, esp when I was fighting off falling asleep at times. Each of the kids took a turn with me up there. I saw lots of deer and could have shot a handful of them, if they had been BUCKS! all Does. :( Very sad. No one shot a deer this year. Their property is very cool though and very beautiful. They let us stay in their little house/shed. Perfect for a hunting weekend.
Tanner and Owen each ate a fresh, raw egg for a dollar. They'll do lots of weird things for money. So funny. During lunch we got to explore their farm and see all their animals. There were a LOT of them...
The kids were obsessed with the brand new kitties that were EVERYWHERE. Two or three cats had just had babies, so there were probably 12 or so kitties of all ages running around the house. They followed us all over, even into the tree stand, we couldn't believe it!
After much pressure and begging from the kids, we brought one of the kitties home! We named her Tamarack, after the pine trees whose needles turn yellow in the winter. She's quite the cute souvenir!
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