July 2, 2015

{Summer Happenings}

We started off our summer happenings with a trip to the dentist. Mom of the year here, "it's your first day of summer vacation and you have an appointment to get your teeth cleaned" {sorry buddy}.
He built a Lego boat, in which he was adamant we send a picture of it to the Lego magazine - so we did ;-)
We took a trip to Grammy & Pa's. We hadn't visited for awhile and Caden kept asking when we could go visit, so we made it happen.  We rode with Gram to work. Caden and I played and shopped while Gram worked.
Patiently waiting for the Lego store to open.
Our trip to Gram and Pa's fit in perfectly with a Puget Sound LPA event. We had lunch with some of our friends and headed to a great park in Mill Creek afterward.
I'm always amazed that these boys pick up right where they left off, even if it has been 6 months since they've seen each other.
While on the other side of the mountains our new neighbor text me this picture - the tractor being delivered for final excavation - wahoo! .... and have I mentioned that I love all of our new neighbors. So many kids and fun parents!
Gram invited the family over for a barbecue ... because Caden loves a party!
Caden really wanted to make s'mores during our visit at my parents. ... but, he doesn't even like marshmallows  ... he just likes to roast them {nut}!
The house continues to come along. The hardwood floors are complete!
The interior doors have been delivered, but Dan needs to stain them before they can be installed.
... at the new house, with the neighbor kids ....
... Fathers Day with Dad ...
Septic tanks ready to be installed ...
... just a boy and his bike ...
... we've started swim lessons again this summer ...
... buying tile at Home Depot. He's such a "help"...
... I didn't know we had back door parking ;-) ...
... goofy kid so badly wants to drive the tractor ...
... picking up paint with the goof-ball ...
... kitchen cabinets being installed ...
... Caden's bathroom tile in progress ...
... the Seahawks fan bus visited Pybus ...
Sadly, our adorable little town erupted in flames Sunday night. The fire started about 10 minutes out of town ... I reassured C that he was safe.
 ...and we went on with our day ...
Only to realize four hours later the fire had come into Wenatchee and crested the hill (view from our apartment window)
Embers from this fire started another fire at a packaging plant.
... and the next thing we knew, we had fires on both sides of our apartment and we had a police man knocking at our door telling us we were on a level 2 evacuation notice.
I borrowed this pic from social media - so sad! Needless to say, I only slept about two hours Sunday night.
Sadly, 29 homes were lost.
Monday morning we had a miracle rain squall come through, which really helped. By Monday afternoon,our blue skies were returning with only a plume of smoke. ... and even though the fires had died down, sadly, there were still several left without homes.
Since we were still under a level 2 evacuation notice Monday morning, Dan finally took a day off from work and from working on the house. We made lemonade out of lemons and went to see a movie. Crazy thunder cloud outside the theater
Caden's been fighting some sort of illness since Monday morning.  He's been off and on dizzy, nauseous, and vomiting.   We saw his pediatrician yesterday.  She thinks it might be migraines.  We will monitor the episodes and follow up with her if they continue. Thankfully, we also get to see Dr. Pauli next week - he will be able to tell us if Caden's current issues might be achon related.

... and just like that we are well into summer, next stop St. Louis with one very excited boy!