04-2015 April

Fort Ward Tour

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20150401 095515  Ben at basketball camp over spring break. He is in constant motion! 20150402 143941  Boys digging in the mine now that the weather is warming up and much drier! 20150403 175544  The trillium is out! Just in time for Easter. 20150405 092019  Mom and me before Easter church service.
20150405 092040  Mom and Benji! 20150405 092055  Dave waiting for us to get in the darn truck. We arrived 40 min before church. Early early! 20150405 092130  Some other pictures of me and mom. 20150405 092134
20150405 140213  Pictures for grandparents - we're stuffing Easter eggs for an egg hunt later. 20150405 141643  Eggs ready to hide! 20150405 145435  "This is what we do - bounce and bounce!" 20150405 145526  Such a nice mommy - expecting her second baby and not feeling well, but out hunting eggs.
20150405 145747  Found one!!! 20150405 145921  Daddy is the Easter bunny, hiding eggs. 20150405 150021  Look where he put one! In Sam's hoodie! 20150405 150337  The briefing :)
20150405 150349  Fans! 20150405 150415  Ready to go! 20150405 150650  It was a fast and furious hunt! 20150405 150734  You're really close!
20150405 150740  AH HA! He found it :) 20150405 151208  Gramma and Richard didn't get too many! They were busy spotting :) IMG 9816  Boys doing some quiet reading time... IMG 9820  Sam doing chess.
20150407 095437  Richard power washing the deck! IMG 9835  Now we're down at stick and puck. Ben stick and puck  Ben just needs a practice jersey to go over his pads. 20150408 191550  Well - isn't that fun - Coach Brett had a practice jersey outgrown by his son, Carver! It's #4 on the back which is Ben's cubby number at school AND his basketball jersey number!
20150408 193049  Sam coming out from the locker room. His bag is 45 pounds - he has roller and ice gear in there (his insistence) so he's ready for anything. 20150409 142114  Ben's first day walking home from school all by himself! IMG 9851  Richard going to town on the back deck now! IMG 9847  Gramma getting the boys geared up for a pick-up stick and puck scrimmage.
20150409 174209  Hmmm...car door left open for some reason? 20150409 175501  The boys playing on the new surface. 20150409 175618 20150409 180522  It's hot out there!
20150409 181852  Back out for more! 20150409 183928  It's time to go and the gear is off. But Ben is out there working on his shot some more! 20150409 184245  I love this picture :) 20150409 210505  Time to sell some eggs!
20150410 130621  Leaves are coming back in! 20150411 152454  We were out on a Cream Soda Crew job with wonderful sunshine...when all of a sudden a hail storm came through! 20150411 152526  The kids were like Oh My GOSH! 20150411 152529
20150411 161110  We finally finished, soaking wet! 20150411 161113  They're enjoying their cream soda in celebration! 20150411 163942  Biking home now. 20150412 114201  Doing some work on our own property, with Richard as "client." :)
20150412 114209  Unique way to rake! 20150412 114212  Nice job, Ben! 20150412 135558  We're dumping the last load :) 20150412 135721  I might have tipped the wheelbarrow over on purpose trying to get it out...Sam thought it was hilarious and wanted to take a picture :)
20150412 140210  In the RV with Richard, warming up! 20150412 140220  "This is a GREAT channel! It's all about creating things!" 20150412 140340  In about 2.25 hours of work, the boys picked up 100+ pine cones, raked, and I weeded. Everything is really spruced up! 20150412 140348  They hauled off loads of weeds and dirt.
20150412 140402  The garden looks great now! 20150412 142423  Now they're all relaxing! 20150412 143603  Richard saying job well done, and giving them a handsome reward, including a tip!! 20150412 143611  They are very grateful for the opportunity to work hard.
20150412 143650  Good job, boys! We're proud of you! 20150413 185644  Lessons with Randy...boys learning to play together! IMG 9916  Daddy playing knee hockey. 20150414 165315  I laid out a ton of gravel while Richard and Gramma were here. This little extra parking area is coming along...
20150415 173353  Some pictures follow of all the gardening work! 20150415 173409 20150415 173439  Nice to see you guys here, Richard! 20150415 173639  Some little folks are NOT so helpful :)
20150416 173120  Testing out the new ice court surface. 20150417 131952  Heading off to a math competition in Seattle! 20150417 155659 20150417 183510  It was crowded!
20150417 183521  This is the Math is Cool regional championship. 20150417 185305  They're in the College Bowl now. They have a string to pull when their team has the answer. 20150417 190235  It's intense! 20150417 190334  Here are some of the questions!
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20150417 192913 20150417 192928 20150417 200520  Our intrepid leader, Judy, with a water bottle for the top performer from the school (Sam). Yay! 20150417 210821  On the ferry ride home - some special treats from Coach Holly. Homemade cookies and frosting!
20150417 211043  How many combinations can you make with three kinds of cookies and two kinds of frosting? 20150417 211053 20150417 212159  The sorts of questions they got in just one part of the whole championship. 40 questions! 20150418 153213  Roller hockey pickup games.
20150418 153234 pickup roller hockey  We've enjoyed being out at the rink these past sunny weekends. 20150418 181310  Guarding chickens while playing a game - their prize media time spent being shepherds :) 20150418 181346  Rogue chickens!
20150418 183736  Time to go in! 20150418 183741  Harder than you think! 20150418 183749  Here's the action :) 20150419 144255  Hey Doug - I've got hockey gear now!
20150419 175034 20150420 085955  More landscaping pictures. 20150420 090111  Lots of bark spread! 20150420 090128  Lots!
Ben Bird Observatory  Science fair project - Ben's bird observatory Sam Science Fair 2015 a  Sam's Minecraft modding using Java. 20150423 171704  Playing Magic. The fourth graders are really into this game. 20150423 171707  We hosted a gathering here two weeks ago. The moms are rotating the gathering spot on Fridays after school.
20150423 171720 20150424 180406  What it looks like after snacks are demolished :) 20150423 183700  Sam working on a bug at the crowded science fair! 20150425 115334  Part of the Fort Ward base - I'm out on a recon jog to plan my Thursday field trip (folder in this album above).
20150425 115424  Another historic building at Fort Ward, restored as a home. 20150427 204736  Playing Magic together. 20150428 150317  Nice boys also having hot chocolate as it's a rather cool day! 20150428 150352  Thank you for these mugs, Aunt Diane and Uncle Richie!
20150430 162136  Such a great community -two parents pitching in to get Ben's skates tightened. 20150430 180954  Heading back to the truck!