We watched the first Seahawks pregame at Adam and Chelsea. It was a really fun evening but then Paige forgot one of her favorite puppies at their house. She realized it once we were pretty much home and so we texted them and Chelsea would be coming our way in the next few days. Paige was pretty upset but we tried to comfort her and say that her puppy was having a sleepover and Nate suggested that Paige make a welcome home sign for him when he comes home. Paige loves to craft so the next day she went all out for her puppy.
Here are all the signs hung all over the house.
She even drew a big puppy on her bathroom mirror and the little note on the bottom says "Pal I missed you so much. Love, Paige."
She even set up a little party for when he came home. We were going to have lemonade and some candy treat and for her puppy she made some water and puppy treats out of paper.
She was so happy to be reunited!
On the 15th it was my birthday. Nate left a whole bunch of these notes all the places I go in the mornings. It was so cute and made me so happy. Paige and I loved finding them all.
After breakfast Paige disappeared into her room and came out with this card. She is the sweetest girl and I constantly get cards and gifts from her.
Margaret took me and got my very first pedicure. It was pretty nice. I only got super ticklish a few times and had to cringe but most of it was nice and relaxing especially when they massage your lower legs and feet.
I made some pavlova for my birthday dessert. It was so delicious!
Anna gave me these beautiful flowers for my birthday and Paige put together the cutest little birthday present for me. She made me a hair bow and another card and as soon as Nate got home from work she had him take her to the store to get me some chocolate. It was a great birthday and family made me feel so special and loved!
Over the past few years Paige has been collected coins in her Cinderella bank. Nate and her are always on the look for a coin on the ground to pick up. Also Nate will find random change at work and bring it home to Paige. We finally took it to a Coinstar to get it counted and we are going to put it in an account for Paige.
Look at all those pennies! She loved putting the money in the machine and seeing it get all counted.
A couple of weekends ago we went with Dale and Margaret to Franklin which is a ghost town and a little hike by Black Diamond. It was a beautiful and green hike and there were lots of blackberries to pick as we were hiking.
Franklin was an old coal mining town and here is the track for carrying the coal.
There were just a few reunions and then a small area with gravestones. It was fun to try and find the headstones and it was really a beautiful little hike.
This is part of the coal mine and they have this part where is goes WAY down. Paige enjoyed collecting rocks and then throwing them down the mine and listen very carefully to see when it hit the bottom or the sides.
Then another thing we did during the weekend was take some lunch to Crest Air Park and watch the small planes take off and land.
Nate found this little model plane at the thrift store so after we watched the planes we then went to Dale and Margaret's house so Paige could fly her own model plane.
This past Monday on the 21st was the solar eclipse. We weren't in totality but it was about 95% coverage of the sun. We went to Covington Community Park where Nate was working. Dale and Anna and her kids also met us there and we got to visit and eat some snacks and then very few minutes look at the eclipse with our cool glasses and enjoyed the solar eclipse. It was a really cool thing to see.
That evening we went to Lake Meridian and did some kayaking. Paige has been wanting to do it by herself so I went out a little distance and Nate would push her towards me and I would straighten her out and she would paddle back to Nate. She really enjoyed this and it is always relaxing to be on the lake with the kayaks.
This past week we set up a fort in Paige's room and we decided to leave it up for the week and Paige "camped" under it every night for the week. Paige loved it!
This past Saturday we packed a lunch and enjoyed eating and playing at a park in Snoqualmie. It is a pretty awesome park and even has a little zip line. We then did some thrift shopping.
Then that evening we took dinner to Flaming Geyser State Park. It was a beautiful evening and after we were done eating we hiked up to bubbling geyser.
Family selfie at the little geyser- I love my little family so much!
Then we just enjoyed exploring along the river and throwing and skipping lots of rocks.