Nate did Track Camp!!!
|Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings Nathan participated in the high school run Track Camp. He enjoyed it for the most part. They ran tons of hills! The camp finished off with a mini-track meet. This is Nate competing in the 1000 m.|
|Nate also did the javelin.|
|And the 800 m.|
|Cooper was sad to miss out on Track Camp but there was no way he had the energy or oxygen to run.|
|He did enjoy a lot of time reading!|
After Grandma Howe's passing away recently there has needed to be a lot of work done up at her home and property. My parents have been AMAZING in working so hard to clean out, organize, haul off, donate, etc... I offered to come up with the kids to help at the house for a few days over Spring Break. This was my first time EVER driving to Grandma's house. Let me tell you...it was scary!! Snoqualmie Pass was ultra rainy and even a bit of snow. The spray from the huge semi's is what I hate most. But with my five cheerleaders in the back (and Tyler by my side) we did it!! Birch had to stay and work but the kids really were great in the car.
|I never actually walked down to the beach as it was so cold and rainy most of the time or we were too busy working. The kids enjoyed a bit of beach time each day with Poppi!|
|The girls spent lots of time catching salamanders and frogs.|
|Packing up Grandma's dishes that we always ate on - cousin Eleanor and Laura are splitting this set.|
One of Tyler and Alysee's jobs was to photograph everything in the house and then put each item online for family members to look through. Tyler and Alysee did an awesome job with this assignment -- it was so nostalgic to look through.
|The kids spent hours playing with the marble tree (and begging to bring it home). It's just one of those things that totally says "Grandma Howe!" I love that my kids share some of my memories!|
Another job the kids had was to make and be in charge of a huge burn pile. They were shocked that they could do it all without an adult watching over them. I think their favorite part was riding the gator up and down the driveway to get and unload stuff to burn.
|And of course, just as we are leaving the sun came up bright and beautiful!! I'm really thankful we had this time to support my mom and to be of a little help.|