Summer So Far

Recap alert! Photo heavy! Take a peek at what I've been up to so far this summer.

The kids are in karate and it's hilarious and cute.

We went to a Mariners game. It was Milo's first one!

We had breakfast in the VW bus at one of our favorite local restaurants.

 We spent a day at the Museum of Flight.

Jacob and I took a drive along the Historic Columbia River Highway and over Mount Rainier.
We stopped at numerous vistas and waterfalls, visited a dam/fish ladder, tasted hard cider on an apple orchard,
went to an art museum, and saw a vintage teapot shaped gas station.

We had a very low key 4th of July weekend and watched fireworks with our neighbors.

Carrie and I went to a Seattle Reign FC game to welcome back Hope Solo and Megan Rapinoe after their FIFA World Cup win.

We've been swimming at the lake or outdoor pool at least once a week. Our kids are fish.

Leeann came to visit and we saw One Direction in concert. Swoon.

The next day she and I took the kids sightseeing in Seattle.
We went on a harbor cruise, pushed our way through Pike Place Market, and went up to Sky View Observatory. 

The following day Leeann and I drove down the Oregon coast, sans kids.
We stopped in Astoria to check out some Goonies locations then strolled along Cannon Beach to see Haystack Rock.

We made our way to Portland to stay for the night.
We did the Aerial Tram, took a ghost/history tour, ate a Voodoo Doughnut, and visited Multnomah Falls and The Grotto.

I had breakfast with Tiffany while she visited Seattle.

Meghan hooked us up with awesome tickets to a Tacoma Rainiers game.

We escaped the 90 degree heat for a 65 degree weekend at the ocean.
It started out super foggy and windy, but as soon as the blue sky poked through, it was perfect.

We've also been going to tons of parks and eating way too much froyo. We completed some reading programs and pick up books from the library every week. We've gone to movies, baked treats, and done science experiments and art projects. It's been fun and busy and HOT. I'm definitely over the crazy high temps we've been having, but we're doing our best to stay cool and get out when we can tolerate the heat. I've had a great mix of fun and downtime so I'm not getting too overwhelmed. Life has been good and we still have five weeks of fun before school starts!


Gracey Williams said...

All looks very fun! I'm jealous!

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Mree said...

It looks like it was a been a super fun summer Love all the pictures!

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

You guys had a busy and fun summer!

Their karate pic is too cute.

Also, a teapot shaped gas station? What the what?!

Karen Peterson said...

It looks like such a great summer! I feel like I've been trapped in an office for the past two months, but then I think about all the things I've been up to and realize it hasn't actually been so bad.

I'm totally jealous about you going to the Goonies locations. I need to do that!

Cole said...

What a fun trip! I'm a bit jealous at all you packed in to your summer!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I'm exhausted for you! Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to entertain me! I had a blast. I wonder where our (probably last waaah!) 1D adventure will be next year?

And how adorable are the boys in their karate outfits?!

Kimberlee VDW said...

You've had quite the eventful summer!! Love you and Leeann checking out 1D hehe

Jana @ Jana Says said...

What a fun, eventful summer you've had! I'm so jealous of the driving trips! The pictures are beautiful.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Yay to seeing Leeann & Mrs. Tiff Dee!

A drive from Seattle down the coast is on my future trip wish list. I adore the Astoria photos.

daniela said...

OMG you've actually done so much stuff!!! Which is just amaaaaaaaazing! I bet the kids are thrilled to be having such a fun summer :)
So cool you got to see that Goonies stuff...kind of makes me want to watch the movie. It's been ages!

Looking forward to hearing what you've got going on for the rest of your 5 weeks :)

Jessie Jones said...

Looks like so much fun! Love all the pics - I need to get caught up on sharing mine