Monday, September 28, 2009
riley pausing to read her book before we head to class
painting a leaf (and the best part is the parents don't have to do the clean up!)
riley signing her name...everything these days is, "no mommy, my do it"
once we were home and done with lunch & nap we whipped up a big batch of pumpkin cookies for some friends. riley has taken on quite the little mommy's helper role in the kitchen. she loves to cook & bake with me...so this is her helping drop the cookies on the sheet
i also want to pause and remember my friend janice from college. she passed away from sarcoma cancer on tuesday. our hearts are heavy for her husband, family & friends. she was a true light to everyone she came in contact with. we will miss you janice.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
no pictures of me rowing...but i think you get the idea. i felt like i was going to faint and could barely move afterwards, but in a sick and twisted way that is such a great feeling! anyone agree? thanks to my family for all the great cheers and support!!! and p.s.: i got a PR!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
on saturday we loaded up doc and a picnic and ventured down chuckanut drive to clayton beach. once you park there is a 1-mile or so hike to get to the beach. you even have to cross the train track to get there! but it is so worth it. once on the beach the views are spectacular and we were there from about 4-6 so the sun was low and shining right on us, making it hot! we snacked on our picnic and i spent the majority of the time laying on the blanket reading. riley was naked before we knew it and her and tyler had fun playing in the sand and water. it was such a treat to sit and read and enjoy the beauty that we are blessed with up here in bellingham.
on sunday we attached the bike trailer to our tandem and rode to fairhaven. our destination was milagro's, a cute mexican restaurant that has outdoor seating. we enjoyed the sunny and breezy weather on the patio while also enjoying their great happy hour menu! riley became quite antsy after a bit and decided that she had to play in the water fountain. tyler again was gracious enough to let me sit and watch while he took her to play. once back on our bikes we stopped part way home and enjoyed the view of the bay and even found some blackberries to pick. our last stop before we went home was our favorite, boundary bay, to split a dish of their mac n'cheese and enjoy their outdoor seating. i guess you could say we had a progressive happy hour/dinner on our bikes kind of evening. we even got totally crazy as we pedaled through bellingham's blocks and cranked up tyler's iphone so we could have some music! it was oh so yummy and peaceful, as riding alongside bellingham bay in the early evening is an experience that everyone needs to have. talk about the wind blowing on your face and sun just starting to set over the islands & water kind of experience. so tranquil!
i guess that wraps up our summer! we will definitely mourn the warmer weather but i am getting quite excited over the thought of the fall season and all that is has to offer! this weekend tyler is off to san diego for some surfing and golfing for a friends bachelor party and riley and i are headed to whidbey island to do some camping with my mom & her church.
have a happy labor day weekend!