Saturday, July 28, 2012
Today we attended an FSA Activity at Taft Beach in Lincoln City. We had never been to Taft Beach before, and we loved it. It is a great beach for families with young kids. It is on the bay, so we were sitting on a flat part of the beach with water that was shallow for a good section of area. Great for the kids to play in without large waves coming in and getting really deep. I loved it.
We had a mixed blessing in that this activity was not well attended. There were only two families in attendance, the Thompson's and ourselves. Emma loved playing with their two older kids, Harmony and Kimball. They also have a cute baby named Treygen.
Glenn and I have not been great about attending FSA Activites, but this one reminds us that we need to do more. We loved spending the day talking with Troy and Bambi, and Emma had so much fun with the kids. Especially as she gets older, it will be good for her to have friends that are also adopted that she can share with. Thanks Thompson Family for a great day.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
While Glenn spent money, Emma and I enjoyed some ice cream!
Our first stop was this Jeep. All the kids had to take a turn driving. Army Man was first of course. Emma had her chance next.
At least the boys are still boys when it is fun enough. Here are Pirate Cousin and Army Man all excited because they were able to climb to the highest spot.
Here is cousin Savanna and Pirate Cousin playing with a rake, shovel and bucket. Pirate Cousin is so good with the little ones! He is going to make a great Daddy some day.
It didn't matter to Savanna that the bucket was so big, she was determined to fill it like the other cousins did.
Cousin Shaylee enjoyed taking her Grandma's dog Leo for a walk.
Emma and Army Man spent hours digging holes...
Cousin Audry was also a big help. Even though Emma had started working the pedals on her own, Audry spent about 15 minutes walking along side her and working the handle bars for her.
So here Glenn and I had spent half an hour with no success, and then her young cousins teach her in 15 minutes! This seems to be a pattern with our little one. She likes to learn from other kids her age by watching them first and then trying herself. Another good reason to let her play with kids her age! :)
Sunday, July 8, 2012
So first lesson learned today: Always bring a change of clothes for colder weather for Emma. We arrived, and she was dressed in a little pair of shorts and tee shirt for 80 degrees. I always pack our sweatshirts, so that helped. I just wish I had grabbed pants for her as well. She didn't seem to notice until we were on our way home, but by then we were able to turn on the heat, until we got back to the hot weather at home.
So Emma loves the beach. She was all excited to gather rocks and dig in the sand. We sat close to a father with his three boys, and they had a nice hole already going that Emma joined them with.
We sat right in front of this rock pile, and Emma couldn't be more pleased. She kept finding more rocks to stack and add to the pile. Rocks are an important part of the beach experience with our little one.