This is Jon. We've been taking advantage of the nice weather. Aside from a couple of days that reached 80 degrees, it hasn't been that great (mostly due to the wind), but good enough to enjoy.
Slip n' slide time. The girls were begging to get the slip n' slide out. Despite the clear, sunny weather, it was chilly and Adelyn tapped out after about 15 minutes.
I channeled my inner-Jerrod Guddat and had to get a few slides in myself. Jerrod did it during Jayden's first birthday party years ago and the slide wasn't wet enough yet because he got some major skin burns from sliding on dry plastic. It's a memory I enjoy revisiting often.
Soap Lake. We were driving to Coulee City for the Last Stand Rodeo and we stopped at Soap Lake to let the girls wade in the water. Very shallow and warm lake with all those minerals (I told them the soapiness of the water was from alien carcasses, to which my wife slapped me on the shoulder for).
Adds at the Lake Lenore Caves. Awesome area.
The family sherpas. They get into four-wheel drive and go.
My girls hiking up to the caves.
The girls exploring what they claimed as their new home.
Our tour guide.
Adelyn at Dry Falls, which to me is one of the many mind-boggling wonders of the world. This picture was taken of a very ticked off Adelyn saying, "Dad, where is the waterfall." She didn't like that I explained to her the falls vanished years ago.
Yep, that's all man with the rototiller. Had to churn things up for the pumpkins and corn. Our cherries, raspberries and rhubarb are coming in nicely.
Cooper Lake this afternoon. Great time. A bit chilly, but still fun. The girls wanted to swim. I mentioned that there was still plenty of snow that feeds the alpine lake, which keeps it quite cooler than Soap Lake they swam in the other day.
It's less than a week from June and there was still plenty of snow in areas.
The one contemplative moment for the girls all day. Kind of nice. Kind of cute. Kind of wish they were this cooperative more often.
Adelyn was a bit pouty on the way home. Even though she has 1% body fat, she still thought she'd be warm enough to swim in the late
This is May 2007. Zach had just won the Columbia Basin League's 3200-meter championship in 9:59 (his PR is 9:57). I had absolutely no space on our old camera, but was able to get most of the awards ceremony. Really proud of that guy. Addy Bear in the bathtub at around 9 months old or so. Both girls in the bathtub the same night. So cute. Adelyn's first birthday party, Aug. 2008, complete with balloons that she loves. The girls still love their balloons. Adelyn Blair just being cute with her sister Delaney. Just cute lil' sisters! Fall 2008.
This is Jon. It got dang cold last week with night time wind chills in the single digit negatives and day time highs of low single digits, obviously awesome tree hunting weather. We were going to go the weekend before (especially since it was in the high 20s/low 30s) but schedule's got fouled up.
The girls, frolicking in the parking lot near Blewett Pass. This is where we had gone the year before, had some success, but we decided on taking a different trail from the same parking lot. It was about 20 seconds after this picture was taken when we realized that two layers wasn't enough for Adelyn. She and Mommy stayed back in the warmth of the heated seats and a warm car.
Dee stuck with it and ventured into the great, snowy, cold unknown. We enjoyed the sled and a few hills when she realized that two layers wasn't enough for her either. So we backtracked a bit so she could enjoy the warmth of heated seats and a warm car.
The third trip out was the charm. It took me 45 lo…
Spring sports with Delaney playing volleyball for the second straight year. This year was noticeably different as her league included fifth through eighth graders.
Adelyn with her second year of softball. Again, a noticeably different level of competition.
Delaney will eat anything, just like me. Food is fun, especially when you try new things. We're at the Crab Pot along the Seattle waterfront and we got a seafeast of salmon, crab, clams, mussels, shrimp, sausage and corn. It was deee-lish.
Dee Dee and her shrimp...right before she ripped its head off to grub down.
Kittitas day at the Mariners game. 80 of our closest friends from KTown in attendance.
Took Adelyn and Brittany to Saltwater State Park. Adelyn loved the shells, crabs and the clams underneath the surface squirting water.
On our way home, we got stopped on the pass for the roadwork blasting. Took the opportunity to snap a few pics of this beauty.
Adelyn with my hat, a rain coat, pajamas, tennis shoes and…