Sunday, August 26, 2012

Wheeee!

Ah, summer, I mean fall... what the hootin hollerin happened to summer? It has cooled a bit this week, but we are still enjoying summer time around here.  Owen Finished up with his camp this week with a big finale of fishing!  He brought home a trout for dinner... thanks Owen! 
 On Friday, Mom got her act together and busted out a few awesome science experiments for us to do... first off... Elephant Toothpaste!
 We Love anything that foams up... and that we can play with... and we needed to change things up from the ol' faithful baking soda + vinegar tricks.
 After a couple of goes at this frothy fun,
 we headed inside (and out back) and microwaved pieces of Ivory soap... In less than two minutes, you get to hold a fluffy soapy cloud (then crumble it into fun soapy flakes).
 Ah... clean messes, Mom's favorite.
 After fun, messy fun, we watched a few replays of my favorite... rhythmic gymnastics.  We spent much of the rest of the afternoon ribbon and hula-hoop dancing in the back-yard.
 Owen went for the dramatic and acrobatic... he is pretty good!
 I was more for the twirly and jumpy!
 Saturday, I got to spend the afternoon with my friends from School at Lucy's birthday party.
 We played a ton in the park, had elmo cupcakes
 and a lovely afternoon while Owen and Dad hit Estacata for a few more trout from the kayak (and maybe a slurpee)
 Today we joined the masses around here for the Sunday parkways, where they close the streets for a big loop around southeast.  We headed over to Joaquin and Esme's house before biking all the way over to Laurelhurst!  It was pretty awesome when we got there, there was a lot of booths, but most impressively was a huge set of circus themed activities!
 Owen got to work the Climbing wall
 While I learned the devils sticks, hula hoops and more ribbons
 We got a quick lunch break (free bagels!  I Love bagels)
 then ran into Alice, Henry and their folks.... and playing by the pond and watching Owen and Joaquin try the tight-rope.
 Owen did good, though biffed at the end (ouch).  There was some excellent hula-hooping
 And then... the giant slip-n-slide... we were very brave
 and had a fun slide down...
 until the very end... where Joaquin and I in turn both got up to run and slipped again (ugh... it was an awesome but a bit rough day for Owen)
Overall it was pretty exciting!  We  (okay I rode along... but still) biked over six-miles, played hard in the middle and had a blast.  Sunday parkwasys are great!!

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