Friday, October 15, 2010

Pictures!

I have seriously slacked in the way of not only posting pictures on the blog, but in taking them, period.

Every year I make a photo calendar for family of pictures of the girls throughout the year. A picture I take in any given month will end up in next year's calendar in the corresponding month. This morning I freaked out, realizing I have not taken NEARLY enough pictures to fill an entire calendar this coming December. Eek! Going to have to improvise, I guess.

Without further ado, here's some pictures from today. We went up to the north end of Seattle to visit an old favorite park of ours.


Iris is clearly happy to be there.
This is the stairs off of the bridge that lead over the railroad tracks. I think today is the first time I've ever walked on them and not felt like I was going to have a panic attack or have one of my children plummet in to the abyss below. If you can't tell, the stairs are a grate.

Iris looks for interesting finds on the beach.
Drawing in the sand with seashells.

I'm a dork. I love seagulls. They remind me of my childhood, growing up sailing each summer and spending time on the shores of Lake Michigan. Here's my artsy-fartsy shot of these three seagulls.

These seagulls were perfectly content to hang out on the beach . . .

Until my kids came along.

Iris as a seagull. Convincing, no? I think we have Halloween covered!

I love this picture. Perfectly sums up Eloise.

It should be noted that Eloise is wearing tennis shoes.


If you're in the Seattle area and have never been, you should go check out Carkeek Park. The playground is lovely, my girls adore the "fish slide" (literally a giant cement fish that you slide down through the middle of) and the beach is so fun. If you can go at low-tide, all the better.
Honestly, exploring this beach (not the time today, it should be noted) with my girls is what first gave me the idea that I could home school them. It was the first time I really, I mean really just watched their curiosity go as they explored the world.

1 comment:

  1. Those are awesome pictures. I love the shot of Eloise in the water, shoes and all. I can't remember if I've been to Carkeek Park. Now I have to go!

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