09-2015 Sept

Blakely trail run

A fun jaunt with some hockey boys...5.5 miles up and over a ridge, down to a harbor for a snack, cricket catching, hockey mom chasing (and scaring - screeching eliciting nasty look from trail-goers!) and then yogurt. Oh - also did some crumbly dirt cliff scaling on the way back which was too technical to take pictures of while coaching boys down. That was honestly their favorite part.

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Mt Townsend take 2

Mount Townsend again - this time so warm and clear! Majestic views of the Olympics spanning far and wide. Fun dinner and geocaching in Quilcene...

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Marmot Pass

Dave and I took 5 boys up Marmot Pass - 12 mile hike roundtrip. This is a beautiful hike, one that's been on my list. None of the usual parents could go, but it was a beautiful day and we decided to just go for it. We borrowed Darrel's truck to cram everyone in! Dave got to test the Jet Boil at Camp Mystery to make some hot chocolate for the kids. I ate crickets with Carver! ICK!!! It was a long hike, but the kids did great. On the way home we got to see the Bood Super Moon Lunar Eclipse, or whatever that was called! It was beautiful to watch the blush rose moon move through phases as we drove east from the hike.

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Mt Townsend clouds again

A great hike with the Bainbridge hockey kids! Coudy upon summiting, but such a great time!

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20150902 152855  First day of school! 20150902 154430  Sam walking home from the bus. I hide out the first week of school and try to scare the big kids. I have found that by 7th grade, they're onto me. I can't scare 'em anymore. 20150904 180947  Hockey season has started! Ben is playing, too. 20150905 104826
20150904 185013 20150906 131817  Sleepover setup... 20150907 155108 20150907 155629
20150907 133954  Testing the zip line! 20150907 155115 20150907 155154 20150908 184430  Ben's first practice.
20150909 163242 20150909 163330 20150909 171228 20150910 153207  Sam doing homework before hockey while Ben is in soccer.
20150913 111541  Quite the inferno... 20150913 121123 20150915 150836  A trip to the commissary... 20150916 074301  Morning routine before hitting the bus stop. Comparing notes on solving the Rubik's cube.
20150916 080016  Heading to the stop. 20150916 175907  I actually made a dinner. A real one. 20150917 121247  A very rainy ride...happy to be back! 20150917 150006  One Thursday evolution...looks like we're going away for a weekend!
20150917 150640  After the rain, the sun came out. Look where the chickens gathered. 20150918 174010 20150918 215110  Huh? 20150920 093631  Power is out - I get to break out the camping gear!
20150920 094436  Sam making eggs! 20150920 094815 20150920 095918 20150920 095931  Mmmm...
20150920 101715  I adopted a hen. Wheat. Her flockmates were eaten by a raccoon. She's not sure what is worse - living with two adoring roosters (read  -ADORING - too ADORING) or living alone. 20150920 103405  Calvin loves her and stands watch all day. 20150920 103501  She's terrified of him, though, so to keep her alive and get her acclimated I have her set up in a safe routine. It is going on two months now...you'll see this continues into October. 20150920 181413
20150920 182504  She's at least roosting in the coop at night. 20150920 182523  Waits until the dust settles then heads in. 20150920 142002 20150920 173205
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20150923 085429 20150923 085619  The fans watch in amusement... 20150923 085905  As the lady watches them...wondering. 20150923 090418  Pumpkins growing in the morning light
20150923 100927  Oh, Calvin... 20150923 101431  Giving him a little time with his lady. He got overly amorous. 20150922 190535 20150925 164353
20150926 140825  Splitting wood at Janet's where I ride. 20150926 141301  Sam is earning some money toward a school fundraiser. 20150926 142430 20150926 142653  This smells great!
20150926 150540  We collected a number of boys to chop. 20150926 151111 20150926 152705  Definition of persistence. 20150926 152835
20150926 153235 20150926 161159  Went to Calico...and got nothing in the first booster pack reward. I decided to be a nice mom and indulged in buying a 2nd one. I hate that they have us trapped by this gimmick, but it's important to the boys. The second pack had the MOST EXPENSIVE CARD of the series! A hush went through the busy shop which was running a tournament. 20150926 163329  Love this painting in downtown Winslow, but you can't see it...