Monday, July 30, 2012


Paul took 3 consecutive weeks off this summer and we're currently in the middle of it.  It's been busy but we've done so many fun things.  We just got back from a week in Leavenworth with a few days at Crescent Bar tacked on at the end.  Before that, we did a few day trips.  One was up to Mount Vernon/Burlington to see my mom and my dad and stepmom and while up North we decided to take a jaunt over to Deception Pass.  The girls had fun digging in the sand and walking on/exploring all the big logs on the beach.

The next day we went to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park which was really fun.  The girls loved the tram ride.

While in Leavenworth, we took a short side trip to Lake Wenatchee where the girls once again played in the water and dug in the sand.  One day we did an easy family-friendly rafting trip which the girls really enjoyed.  Then a friend and her son joined us half way through the week and all of us went to a water park in Chelan.  That was the highlight of the trip.  I didn't take in pictures of either the rafting or the water park because I didn't want to chance my camera (or phone) getting wet.  I was really lazy about taking pictures in general this trip, just because I rarely get any decent ones because the girls never look, etc.

I was so proud of the girls at the water slides, though.  They (especially Olivia) were a little scared at first, but after a few slides they were really into it.  They even went on the big slides sitting in front of us.

We swam every day and the girls are getting to be such good swimmers.  Kayley can swim for quite a ways with NO water wings!  She can even come up for a breath and keep going.  Olivia was going without water wings in Leavenworth because she could touch in the shallowest part, but the Crescent Bar pool is a little deeper.  When we go back in a few weeks I'm going to be sure to get a video.

Lake Wenatchee

View from our room in Leavenworth

The Hat Shop

Silly hats


Fishing on the pond (catch and release--my friend's son wanted to do this so the girls got to try, too).

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