Thursday, July 31, 2008

Searching for a Prize

After much hemming and hawing, I decided that the prize will be a Where's Waldo book. Meg stopped by and saw my family during her cross country trek and gave my son one as an early birthday present. He has been obsessed ever since! He takes it everywhere with him and falls asleep looking at it at night. He not only likes to find Waldo, but just loves to dissect everything that is going on in each scene. Plus I can have Amazon do the shipping and save myself a dreaded trip to the post office:)
P.S. You still have until midnight tonight to post a pic of your travelling friend(s) to be entered in the contest.

Lollie travels

Lollie (named by S) started her travels with us at Longboat Key, FL where we were on vacation with our extended family on Daddy's side. She loved watching B and S playing in the waves as she played in the sand

But most of the time Lollie liked laying on the lounge chair in the shade, making sure she didn't get a sunburn, and resting up for the big travels that were ahead of her.

We will update on that later! Happy travels!

KW mom of B & S

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Look what we did

Guess what? We got to go to Kindergarten with Sophia last week. It had been raining, but we still got to play outside. Here we are on the climbing frame.
Yesterday we went to a Fairy party at Sian's house, Sian is 4 now. Life's good at the moment, party food and birthday cake....yum!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Travel pal spotted at the beach.

Remember in an earlier post my daughter couldn't decide on which traveling pal to take with her to Hawaii. Well, at the last minute, she decided that she wanted to take the little puppy that her big sister gave her.

Meet Lihi. She came in a little purple purse with pearl handles and the word "Royalty" embroidered on the little bag.

Here is Lihi at the airport waiting for our flight. We flew on Hawaiian Airlines, the best way to fly to Hawaii.

Lihi had the chance to visit everyone in Hawaii.
But she especially loved going to the beach. We spent the day with family at the local beach. We BBQ'd chicken, steak, sausage. The boys went fishing, crabbing, or diving. It was a fun day.

This was one of the many days spent at the beach. Tay had a blast with all of her cousins.

Hope everyone is having as much fun as we did.

Hello from Australia

Here is Birra the Wombat out for a drive through the Dandenong Ranges. Shouldn't he have his seat belt on?
And here are Pinta the Koala and Birra posing in front of the lookout over the Silvan Dam.
Its a bit cold here at the moment, and we've all had bronchitis and the flu, so we haven't been out and about too much.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Craft time with Eddie

After spending the weekend with Grandma visiting, we had a little sewing time with mom, Jeremiah and Autumn. Eduardo has a playmate, Pinkie, isn't she cute?! Spending time crafting together is one of our summer highlights this year. Everyone has made something, and with it super hot in the afternoons and us laying low til our next's perfect fun!
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Adventures with Kitty

Kitty came with us on our first adventure of the summer...out to see the Tony Stewart #20 Home Depot Car! Kitty was enthralled with it! Kitty decided it wanted to go home with one of my co-workers for a few more adventures and get a name...and be back in time to go with us camping in the Adirondack Mountains!

Hope everyone is travelling or visiting safely and staying cool in the heat!

Traveling with Adventure Bunny

We're having fun with our summer buddy! We created a pink and blue bunny named Adventure Bunny. She has been for a ride on an elephant with Nature Girl and her Grandma. She's also been on a ferry searching for Champ, the Lake Champlain monster. We didn't spot Champ, so we're off to try some new adventures before our bunny takes the final trip to her new home.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Our traveling buddy- July contest

Well, I must first say that I am glad we are sitting out this round and just helping organize because we have fallen completely in love with our buddy and would not be able to send her away! Baby (no name yet) was born yesterday at 2.42 pm Pacific time. She is 20 inches long and 8 lbs. 2 oz. Her head is 14 inches around. We are all doing great and totally in love. Hope your swaps are going well. Meg.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Swap Friends Spotted in Michigan

Arial the elephant and Lola the dog had a great time around Independence Day. Arial use to be a pair of socks and Lola was a pair of gloves in her former life. Patterns for both came from this book.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

North Carolina Sighting

A big blue bunny has been spotted, lazily enjoying the clouds float by. While everyone else was floating down a river in the heat, she was just enjoying the "lovely air" she told me. She must be preparing for her journey in a box soon.

Get plenty of fresh air now, because travels to a new place are a-coming!

Our traveling buddy is making friends!

Here is our swap friend "Dino". He is feeding bread to critters in the mountains.

July Contest

To be entered in the July contest all you need to do is post a picture, either of your kids "on the road" (could be past or present) -OR- a picture of your new travelling buddy. The deadline to post is July 31st. The prize is TBA, but it will be something summery and fun. I will kick it off by posting a pic of my children's two travelling buddies, taken on our trip to the Oregon coast over the 4th of July weekend.

My husband actually took this picture--it is kind of fun to see him getting involved in the swap too.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Two weeks to go

Hi everyone. Oregon is finally starting to feel like summer. It's been getting hotter and we've had a few thunder storms.

With summer comes vacations, camping trips, softball games, and this year pool parties. We have camping trips in the making but no definite plans, we're in the middle of the softball season, and I'm hoping to plan a pool party for Tay and her little friends. We are, however, leaving in two weeks on vacation back to our little home in the beautiful state of Hawaii.

We're all excited, especially Tay. She will be bringing her travel buddy with her. But we do have a dilemma. Tay can't decide which buddy to take with her. I thought we already had her travel buddy picked out. It was no doubt going to be "Ballerina" but a recent trip to Build A Bear has made it complicated. She is now the proud owner of "Serafina". As you can see, I included a picture of them. I didn't want to ruin the surprise for our swap partner so I just took a picture of their footsies.

It's a hard decision because both buddies are an important part of Tay's life. I already told Tay that only one friend can come with us to Hawaii but I have a funny feeling that she'll try to sneak one in her bag. Oh well...

How's everyone coming along with their swaps?

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

And the Winner is......


Thank you to everyone who shared their travel tips. We got some great ideas and it was fun reading all of your posts. We will do another contest for July--look for the rules after the holiday weekend. Happy 4th of July!

P.S. We did not judge the entries, instead we drew a name randomly.