Saturday, August 19, 2017

Getting to Montana

A Photo Journal series from our trip to Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies.

Monday July 3, 2017
We woke early (4am early) to get to the airport in time for our trip to Montana and the Canadian Rockies.

The kids loved that this was the little passenger in front of us.

We had a brief layover in Minnesota before heading to Kalispell, Montana.

Our first glimpses of the mountains.

They took an afternoon swim.

Before we had dinner outside in downtown Whitefish.

(J and I have yet to master the selfie.)

Later, after our crew was asleep, Nana and Pop pulled into town and we were all excited for the next 10 days together. :)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Ending June

Sunday, June 25
After church we stopped to meet the cows at our favorite ice cream place.

Monday, June 26
Beautiful blue skies in the back yard.

We took J to work and were a little disturbed by the number of vultures hanging out on his building.  (Is there a hidden meaning?)

We picked J up from work and drove to get his new-to-him car near the big city.  On the way home I drove on major city roads for the first time ever.

Tuesday, June 27
It was a lake day.

Every afternoon they hold a themed sand-castle contest.  The Theme: Dinosaurs.  
Mega-stega. (2nd Place M and B.)

The Cave of Time.

This swing has gotten a lot of use.


Wednesday, June 28
We went raspberry-picking.

The day's sand-castle contest--Pirates.

The Cockatoo of Doom. (2nd Place T and B.)

Thursday, June 29
On a walk with Finn I stopped to look at the flowers.  I didn't know that chickory petals looked like that on the ends.

A neighbor gave us the most beautiful eggs.

He is always building something--we have a huge stash or cardboard and recyclables in the basement.

Friday, June 30
Beza's beautiful color parade.

More sand-castle entries--Space.
The Border of Mars.


 Beza's Solar System.

Saturday, August 1
There was a beautiful rainbow over our neighborhood.

Sunday, August 2
We were leaving for our big summer vacation early on Monday morning so we were trying to squeeze in as much Finn-time as possible before we left.

We tried to go to bed early because we were leaving bright and early for Montana and the Canadian Rockies.

Summer is Here and She's Seven!

Monday, June 19
It was a rainy last day of archery.

It was such a stormy day that we hadn't even known if we could make it to archery.  Right before class, we popped into the grocery store and just as we were about to leave the skies opened to torrential rains and wind.  Rain was pouring through the ceiling and people literally blew into the store.  There was a brief reprieve for archery, but by the time we got home more storms were passing through.

The sunset, though.

Tuesday, June 20
Our last day of school.  (Sea Turtles that we had made on Friday for National Sea Turtle Day.)

Wednesday, June 21
Happy First Day of Summer!
We celebrated with yogurt parfait cones for lunch and then an afternoon at the "lake."

More storms sent us home.

But it cleared up in time for a town meeting about cell towers.  (Thankfully, that tower got voted out.)

Thursday, June 22
Happy 7th Birthday, Beza!!!

She opened her gifts in the morning.

Then we went to Target so that she could pick out all new bedding and a new picture for her wall, before going to Panera's for lunch.  (Their PB&J is her favorite.)

We got home just in time for Nana and Pop to come.

(Cupcakes by M.)

It was a beautiful day to celebrate Beza. :)

Friday, June 23
They spent the morning with Nana and Pop before they left.

(Stickers books and the 5 Crowns score sheet.)

Then they had swim tests at the lake.

Saturday, June 24
It was (finally) our last Soccer Saturday of the season.

Both Beza and T made it into the championships.  (T's team won and Beza's was a draw.)

It was also our last day with J's car--he was picking up a new-to-him one on Monday.

After soccer we hurried home to get ready for M and T's recital.  T played In The Hall of the Mountain King and M played a minuet. 

M also got this book because she lost another tooth.  (I think this tooth-losing business will never end. ;)

Whoo-hoo for summer finally being here!  This was the week that all of the school activities ended and our schedule opened up to summer days. :)