Saturday, March 23, 2019

It's Not Easy Being Green

Green Ember Chalk Pastel drawing lesson


Alexander's Heather

Andrew's Heather

Andrew's Pickett

Alexander's Pickett

Green kids

They enjoyed using the green things carried over by their Great Aunt and Great
Grandma last year.











Pink princess and her new plastic purse and crown


Plants are still alive









Science Experiment:
How water absorbs more heat than air


Pop!

Not popping


Friday, March 22, 2019

Happy Birthday Evie!!!

Love, Aaron

  Love, Andrew

  Love, Alexander





Love, Abigail

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Catching Up Part 2: Grandpa Jeff's Visit

 Here are pictures from Grandpa's recent visit. So much fun!

(Multiple cameras and picture-takers are making this post more out of order than most.)
Grandpa decided he was going to be the orange grandpa so we got
all the orange things we could find.

The boys put on a Bear Show

Fun things at the big park



"Don't drive me grandpa!"

A reason to fly across the ocean

Buying plants and pots

"Look at that couch!"
(You've lived here a while if you think that's a couch.)


Orange cake for Grandpa's Day




Big adventure climbing to the little house on the hill





This guy followed the adventurers a long way










Little park

"Where's Andrew?"



Morning time--we're keeping it really real here

Strawberry picking


Sunrise pictures




Friends house for a traditional meal


Corn ice cream bar

Apparently we are quite intense when we watch Snow White

Watergun war

All the orange food is grandpa's

Cookie pizzas


We did an experiment where we dropped an egg 4 stories to the ground
with a parachute.
Here is the prototype.

Kids decided to send a few stuffed animals each back ahead of time
with Grandpa.
Andrew came up with the idea of writing goodbye letters to them.



Abigail wearing her new pink shoes.

This game is called how many things can we make one grandpa do at once

Art lessons

Andrew had lots of fun learning from Grandpa

Egg parachute adventure







Tackling grandpa

Learning the knock grandpa's clothes down game

Paper planes


Sharing chips


Same strawberry picking, different camera




More little house on the hill adventure photos







The building was used for a TV station relay center a long time ago




Buying plants and pots


While doing errands they randomly found peacocks and...

A camel!


The older two got to ride it




Big boys playing on the big teeter-totter

Thankfully, no one was injured 




Making cookie pizzas


Lots of games were played



Big girl pigtails!
(And these were the three animals she decided to send back to the states all on her own.)

Planting with grandpa

"That silly grandpa!"

Making a new game called Oligarchy 
Grandpa creating cards for the game



Grandpa bought all the kids waterguns. And one for himself.
And he made a rule: no shooting in the face.




Trip to the zoo


Pandas got a little out of control

The kids were so happy their friends could meet them there.



The younger two kids got to ride Illamas since they missed the camels


And all the kids got to feed tigers,
because that is something unique to do here.


Andrew got the tiger to jump for him

They also all got to pet baby tigers

Cheeseburgers at the airport!

It's tough to say goodbye



"Is grandpa upstairs?
Is he at the hotel?
Why did he have to go back to grandma and the peach trees?
Can I have more chocolate truffles and hearts?"