Sunday, December 25, 2016

Mentos Geyser Tube Experiments

Take 1

Take 2

Thursday, December 8, 2016

1st Grade Christmas Concert Videos - 6 of them :)

In a couple of these, there were people who apparently just had to walk in front of me recording to go to the bathroom during the middle of a song and then walk in front of me in another song to come back.

Henry is in the very top left.

That 3rd song seems to not be uploading correctly.....and I deleted it off my phone to get the space back, so it may or may not be there.

1st Grade Christmas Concert Pictures

Mail Call!

A belated birthday card and a Christmas card arrived in the mail for Henry (birthday) and both of the kids (Christmas).

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Practice makes perfect

Saturday, November 12, 2016

7th Birthday at Great Serengheti Waterpark

Here are pictures of Henry and 6 friends he invited to his party, as well as his sister and a friend for a total of 9 one drowned :)

Happy 7th Birthday!

Friday, August 12, 2016

VBS end of the week progeam

Henry went to VBS M-TH this week and the program was last night
 They sang all their songs and scriptures they learned for parents and everyone who came to watch. VBS was lead by counselors from Camp Omega.

Henry is in the back left...
. taller kids I'm the back. 😃

He seems to enjoy VBS and is usually gets his brain thinking about what tbe scriptures means. His friends Ben and Daniel signed up for it to and were in his group but they didn't come to the program last night. His friend Ian was in a different group and we at the program.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Day 4 in Oregon

 The day for was spent in Vancouver Washington. We went to Art ala carte which we went to two years ago when they had a Portland location as well but now they only have a Vancouver location. Vancouver Washington is only a 20 minute drive from the hotel and if we leave in the morning and return early afternoon we are going opposite of all the traffic so the commute is easy.
 This was another place the kids really liked and we're excited to go back to. Here is Henry with all of his Creations he made. You can stay as long as you want during Open studio time and make as much as you want. Obviously all of this will not be coming home with us because it will not make the flight.
 The next stop was Fort Vancouver which is a national parks historical site. We went there last time as well. This time the aviation museum Park was open. So we got to see that but otherwise everything looks pretty much the same as it did two years ago.
 Here Henry is sitting on a cement bench waiting to build up the courage to go into the cold water at Salmon Street Springs. This is just a couple blocks down from the hotel on the waterfront. He really wanted to go check this out. He is a fan of water squirting all over the place.
We ended our day going to the Oregon Brewers Festival which takes up a couple of blocks on the waterfront. They have a free root beer tent for kids and it was free admission to the festival you just have to pay for your plastic beer mug to drink out of and your beer otherwise if you are not drinking beer and are the sober cab or are a child you get to drink for free.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Oregon Trip - Days 1-3

 Outside 50 Licks..... they have some pretty good ice cream shops here. I had the tie rice flavor and Isabel had blood orange creamsicle Henry had chocolate chocolate and Andy had caramelized honey
 Enjoying our ice cream. They have comic strips on the wall as wallpaper. It looks like they cut them out of a book and wallpaper them up. Kind of a neat idea.
 Everyone Poops even in space. This was part of the space exhibit at the science museum in Portland.
 Henry with a sculpture of a wolf and a gorilla and I can't remember what the other animals that's facing the other way. The zoo was something you really wanted to go to and we had not been there in 3 years to this one so he didn't remember it is about only remembered a couple of things from this zoo.
  here they are in the lower part of the color Fountain. It is a pretty fun place.

 Henry and I outside the Vista house. Here are some to be seen from here
 Henry spotted this gigantic slug here. I had him put his finger there so you could get the scale of how big this slug really is.

 Inside the roots of a treeon the hike up multonomah Falls

Henry had earned some more money before we left and he chose to buy the Emoji pillow.  Sister has a couple of different kinds of emoji pillows and so he really wanted one too  this picture was taken inside the condo of our Hotel in  Portland 

Daddy and Henry around at the international Rose test Garden
Not sure why blogger put these photos out of order but this is one of Henry at the vista house when I gave him the camera. Taking pictures of himself. Such a character.

The kids at the bottom of multonomah Falls it was very crowded there especially at the bottom and on the bridge but I would say that's only about a quarter of the people actually do the hike maybe less than that so that part isn't very crowded. I think between the hike and walking around rose garden and playing at the playground I was able to wear the boy out because he actually  until 8 a.m. other days he slept until 6 a.m.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


 Last night of baseball for Henry for the summer. He has been doing this twice a week since the middle of June. He wasn't so sure about doing it's because last year he did Tebow and he wasn't confident that he could hit off a pitch, but he did pretty well. He could go to another game on Wednesday night but given that we are projected to have a heat index of over 100 with humidity in the seventies I have opted to call it done for him.
 Lucky boy had Kona Ice show up at the last day of baseball for him as well as the last day of soccer. Kona Ice is the equivalent of an ice cream truck but they serve snow cones in a variety of flavors.
He said he enjoyed both soccer and baseball and wants to do them again next summer. I learned there is an opportunity for him to do soccer in the fall but we will see how it fits with our schedule.


The boys asked me to video tape them.....crashing cardboard blocks....

And a picture at the pool with another classmate they played with there.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Gators Baseball

Henry's team is the Gators. Tonight they played the Rangers. He's a little chatty out on the bases, but he can hit off the pitch on the first throw and has some hustle. He seems to be enjoying it. He got to play 3rd and 2nd base tonight.