Thursday, September 27, 2012

Weekend hunt for clean air.

We had even intention of spending last weekend at home since we've been gone so much but the smoke has been SO bad (still, ugh) so we fled town, along with everyone else. So what better to do then head to Pullman for some Cougar football. Stellar time, not so stellar game.
and a visit with Grandpa Jack
Our goal for Sunday was to drive as little as possible but be able to be outside. So we went up to Lake Wenatchee, granted it wasn't smokeless, but it was better.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My attempt at updating the blog

I use nap time as my blogging time however this little lady makes it a little tough to get anything done on the computer.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Day 11

Today was day 11 of Wenatchee's air quality being at a "hazardous" level. And we're not just talking hazardous for high risk categories, it's for everyone. I've tried to be a good sport and limit my complaining cause we're all in the same boat over here, but I'm so over it. We were hoping that when we'd come back from Vegas things would be better... not the case, it just keeps getting worse. It's hard to imagine how bad it actually is unless you see/breath it yourself. Imagine a really bad fog with poor visibility, but that fog is actually smoke... and dealing with this for 11 days with no relief in sight. I miss seeing a blue sky. It's depressing, annoying & makes you feel a bit claustrophobic knowing there are fires burning in the hills around us but not being able to see them cause you can't see any mountains. We can't even see across the river. Our house smells like smoke, our clothes reek, we're all sick (soar throats, burning eyes, headaches, nausea, etc.). Some schools are canceled, all outdoor activities have been canceled indefinitely (i.e. Cal's soccer, boo), and we're stuck inside. We are not homebodies so the boys and I are going a little nuts. The only solution is to leave town. Ok, there's my vent. Here's a little look at some of the things that we've been doing indoors to pass the time.
yesterday I brought in reinforcements
and today I managed to get all 3 kiddos to 3 different schools, on time (maybe even a bit early)!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Viva Las Vegas

SO.MUCH.FUN!  Enough said.... We had a blast down in Sin City but by Sunday we couldn't wait to get back to our boys. And we owe a huge thanks to Grammie & Pa for taking such good care of them while we were gone. I didn't  have a camera so all pics are compliments of the good ol' iphone.
Margaritaville + Flava Flave = trouble fun!!
Tailgate time. There were SO many Cougs down there for the game it felt like we were at the home game.
Bill Moos!
soaking up the sun

Monday, September 10, 2012

Ten on Ten.

After taking a couple months off, I figured I'd jump back on the 10 on 10 bandwagon this month. And it would get me using my SLR (which I feel like I am now re-learning) since my phone seems to be snapping all my pics these days. Of course I waited until today, a very sub-par day, but better late than never.

breakfast chat. off to school. driving tunes. late & waiting. park. need to clean. yum. yay, she's back! independent play. bedtime stories.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

While dad's away...

The boys & I had a week to ourselves while Ian was off backpacking through the Enchantments with his buddies (see FB for those pics), so we filled our time with bike rides, park visits, playdates, dinner with family, movie nights, school, soccer and only had one near ER-visit for Mr. Cal who took about a 7 ft. head dive off our playset....
don't tell dad, we might have had some popcorn in bed during movie night
getting beautified for the first day of school