Will went grocery shopping for the Hobbitt House Here I am
Will and Ella checking things out
Even Daisy is welcome
Kristin joining in....
Eventually the Hobbitt House will be landscaped
I was inspired by the children's area at Silverton's Oregon Garden this summer to add a Hobbitt House to the play area at our house, that we just happen to be updating for Will and Ella. The first task was to find a four foot diameter PVC pipe. I found that was not an easy task, and the only one I did find online was very expensive. Then I thought of our friend Harold--Harold knows a lot of people, two days after I asked him if he had any PVC connections, the pipe appeared in our driveway. We still have some landscaping to do, but Will and Ella have enjoyed playing in it,and it seems to add a very interesting element to our Children's Garden.
Here we are debating the issue of when Ed lost his "Blankie"
Family Picture minus Bill, he was in Maine
Cheryl organized a family dinner when we first arrived on the east coast. Somehow the debate resurfaced concerning when Ed lost his "blankie." We can all agree it happened in the car, we can all agree he was waving it out the window, we can all agree our Mom said "Don't do that Eddie, you're going to loose it out the window, we can all agree our Dad said, "If you loose it, I will not turn around to get it," and we can all agree that his older siblings laughed hysterically with no regard to the possible trauma that he may have felt. The part we do not agree on is where we coming and/or going from---the beach(my memory) or Niagara falls. The debate may never be resolved, but it is a fun memory to discuss.
There are lots of birds here Crane Prairie Reservoir-a great place to kayak
DDavid made a friend in LaPine
One of MANY sunset pictures
As long as I can remember David has loved the month of September. When he was working, he managed to take off as much of the month as possible. I started calling September "The Month of Dave." Central Oregon is a perfect place to spend time in September, a great place to bike, hike and kayak--without the crowds. This year David managed to get over there for some kayaking and hiking, despite two cracked ribs. This was going to be my first year to experience this Month of Dave event, but I had some conflicts. I will be there next year.