Monday, June 04, 2007

We had a really fun weekend...unfortunately I didn't have the camera ever! On Friday, after Arwen's ballet lesson, we went in to Portland for the Rose Festival. They have a big fair (that we never do because it's just a bunch of rides and games to waste money on) and then they do a big fireworks show when it gets dark. We headed down with enough time to get all of the free samples they had there. We got some Burt's Bees stuff and a yummy cookie from Paradise Bakery. The kids loved that...especially Joshua. We're still not quite sure who actually gave him the cookie though...he sure made a mess of it! Then Aaron went to where the Marine's were to do the pull-up challenge. Last time we went he was able to do seven. This year he did 15! It was awesome!! He won some dumb thing that even the kids didn't like, but oh well! Then we found a good spot to watch the fireworks. When they started, Aaron was holding Josh and tried to cover his ears since it was so loud. Josh would have none of it and kept pulling Aaron's hands away! Poor, sweet Noah was scared to death. He was on my lap and I don't think he breathed or blinked the entire 15 minutes. I glanced down during the finale and he was so scared that he had covered his face with his blankie! What a cutie! It was really fun! We got home at Midnight.

Saturday, Aaron left at 4 am to go and hike Mount Saint Helens. He had a blast. Good old Aaron took his turns setting the pace for the group...and he was worried that he wasn't in good enough shape to go! He said it was a really hard hike, but fun!

I went and picked strawberries in the morning and spent all afternoon making jam. Yummy! Then the kids and I went over to our friends house. They bought the really big inflatable water slide at Costco. Arwen and Noah had a blast! Joshua dragged his way over to the edge of it and would get doused with a tidal wave of water every time the kids came down the slide. He thought that was the greatest! Then we had a delicious dinner...that Aaron showed up just in time for! It was a really fun weekend!

8 comments:

Peter and Pricilla said...

Fun weekend. It makes me homesick. Good job on the pull ups Aaron. No T-Shirt? That is kind of anti-climactic isn't it? We sure miss you guys.

jen said...

OH! We missed the fireworks! :( What friend bought the thing at Costco? I'm trying to decide if it's worth it...

sarah said...

The Preswich's. It was really awesome! It will flood your backyard though...you need the water on so the kids don't stick to the slide coming down, and if they are out there for a long time, that's a lot of water to drain when you're done. They'd love it...even Noah could climb it...so Kristin could too.

michael nielsen said...

Sounds great. Austin is still scared of fireworks too. It is so cute and so sad at the same time.

SFNielsens said...

Fun times! Way to go Aaron. That pull up bar was a good investment. I wish we could have been there to rose festival it with ya. I'll be waiting for that strawberry jam to show up on my doorstep Sarah!

aarastas said...

No, no T-Shirt, I slacked on the training for a while ther after having my wisdome teeth yanked out. Next year :)

Meredith said...

holy guacomole sarah! you had one busy weekend. sounds fun! what kind of jam did you make?

sarah said...

Just the good old strawberry freezer jam...it's my FAVORITE!!