Jun 4, 2014

Fire Pit

One of the best parts about summer is having fires. Weather I'm camping or we're just having one in our backyard, it's one of my favorite parts of summer. Last Friday we had our good friends, the Pletichas over for an evening of hanging out, sitting around a fire, and having a good time.

Our neighbors have a plum (at least we think they're plums) tree. Every year around this time we start to find the plums and if we're brave enough we eat them. They're so bitter! Even during the summer they're almost unbearable to eat. We usually end up squishing them with out bikes instead. :P

But Daniel decided to be brave and try one. This was his reaction after taking a small bite.

Once again I tried to get some decent photo's of our cats, but they do everything they can to ruin my pictures of them. Taking pictures of cats usually goes something like this - *kitty is in perfect picture position* You lean down and right before you snap the photo they look away. Cats....

After the cat moved and I was still on the ground I saw the base of this tree and thought it was a neat perspective.

I like lens flares. :D

Whenever we had a fire pit we like to have some food, usually desert. I love these cinnamon muffins. I could eat a million of them.

We headed down to the forest to look for some marshmallow skewers/roasting sticks. We ended up hanging down there for a while.

Like I said, I like lens flares.

Ellie and Alina. I really have no idea what they're doing right there.

And finally, the fire! We ended up playing charades, which was really fun. It's one of the best fire pit games.

Whenever we get together for a fire pit with the Pletichas, Ellie, Alina, and I always end up in the front yard star gazing. It's sort of become a tradition.

Jun 1, 2014

The Trip to Canada {Part 1}

Last week my grandma came up from California and stayed with us for a week and while she was here she took us all up to Canada. I've been to Canada before but I wasn't that old and I don't remember much, and Sereina has been wanting to go up there again for a while now so we were all really excited!

We just did a 1 nighter, leaving early on Thursday morning and coming back Friday evening.

Feet shot from before we left. We were all so excited!

Sereina was sad that her passport didn't have any stamps.

Daniel and Grandma.

There was a massive amount of picture taking on this trip. :)

At the Canadian border.

Probably the best place we went to was Stanley Park. It was huge and there was so much to see. I think we only saw a tiny portion of it, but we know where to spend most of our time when we go back .

Daniel was doing his Sherlock imitation.

Daddy and Grandma.

And then we found a swing set. All of us kids love to swing, especially Sereina. I got some interesting photo's of her.

I just thought this tree look really neat.

That night for dinner we went to this great little restaurant with the best pizza! We also got some of their pie, which was also really good! After that we headed to our hotel. I have t say that that was one of the funnest parts of the trip.

We didn't stay in a fancy hotel or anything, but we had so much fun talking to each other on the phones since we had 2 rooms. We were on the phones for a long time telling lame jokes and having really weird conversations. It was a lot of fun.

I'll be posting part 2 with the rest of the pictures soon.