Saturday, April 05, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Then dig a hole (Abby INSISTED on digging hers with her tiny trowel, even though I had a big shovel.)
Put the sapling in at the right depth and refill the hole
Pat it in really good
Tada! Here are the kids sitting in what will be shade in their grove of trees they planted. Check back in 30 years for a picture with trees and shade.
p.s. Thanks to Suelynn for the batteries for my camera so I could take more than 2 pictures.
p.p.s. Of course we knew someone here... this is Bend!
p.p.p.s. If you live locally they are doing this again Thurs. and Fri. 3-5:30, and Sat 9-1
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
p.s. I think I might be a radio dj groupie :-0
Monday, March 31, 2008
There were classes throughout the day. Unfortunately we didn't get there until 2:30 and it ended at 4, so we only got to go to one class. The class we went to was called "Drop spinning." You can see how to do it here. It is how they spun wool before the spinning wheel! Above Samantha and Abby are practicing using the drop spindle with commercial yarn.Here is Elise with a drop spindle learning how to do it with real wool (no, she didn't spin all that yarn on there)
We enjoyed it so much we bought a spindle and some wool and are trying our hand at it at home. So when you come visit be sure to ask me to pull out the spindle and we'll give it a try.
I had told the kids that we would take them to Pappy's Pizza during Spring Break and as spring break was coming to a close we made our way over to Pappy's for supper. The Pappy's in Bend is pretty smelly and nasty, so we went to the Pappy's in Redmond. While still a little stinky from all the kids' stinky socks, shoes and sweaty bodies, the play structure was great, and they even had a "referee" keeping track of the kids. Check out this big slide! Take your typical McDs playland and multiply it by 2.5 times. Pretty fun and good pizza too.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Friday morning we were supposed to go to a pool called "Splash" in Eugene with some friends. We decided to bail on them though when we discovered it had snowed 10 inches over the pass that night and they were expecting another 9-12" during the day.
To console the kiddies we splashed around our indoor pool here in Bend with the same friends and a couple more. The pool was crazy busy, but the kids didn't seem to mind as they were there for THREE HOURS!! Brad was pretty water logged after about 2, stuck it out for 2 1/2, but couldn't take any more and got out. We met some friends afterwards at McDonald's for ice cream cones and my children were introduced to the "Free mini cone." I don't know if we'll ever get out of McD's again without them mooching mini cones.
Other BIG news was that Trader Joes opened!! Yea! A couple girlfriends and I carpooled over there Friday night at 8:00. The store was pretty picked over by the time we got there though. We asked one of the guys there about restocking and he told us they had a truck full of stock waiting outside to be unloaded as soon as the store opened. I got some of my favorite simmer sauces. I especially love the Marsala! Their Boursin cheese is a lot cheaper there, as is their Kerry Irish butter. I am anxious to try a bunch of their products.
Do you have a favorite Trader Joe product I should try?