Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tree to Tree

Wednesday night Tessa and Jim headed back to Portland from the beach so that Tessa could fly out Thursday morning to be back in time for class at noon.  Thanks to Emily for picking her up at the airport and taking care of her until her siblings returned on Sunday!!

The rest of us stayed Wednesday night and came back to Portland Thursday after breakfast at Wanda's.  It was a cloudy,cold and drizzly day at the beach so it made it much easier to leave!

Friday we headed out to Haag Lake to the Tree to Tree Adventure Park.  It is a ropes and zip course.  The kids and Jim had a blast.
I was the official photographer but after we got there I wished I was doing it too.  They are opening a whole zip course the end of the summer so I will definitely be checking that out.

We are glad Clark was tall enough.

Everyone had to get oriented and learn how to put on their equipment.
Then on to the training course.  They all passed.

From there they got to do the "real" thing.  There were four different courses, each getting progressively harder.  Jim did three of them and the kids did all four.  Cali was amazing and kept right up with those brothers of hers!


All Four

I love any photo where all four of these guys are in it!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Totally Tessa at the Beach

Of course we had to have a few Totally Tessa photo shoots while at the beach!

Her brothers had to get in on the action too!

She was a little surprised when a dog came running up to her while she was smiling for the camera.

Taking a break to say hi.

A few ballet poses

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Bathing Beauties

Tuesday after lunch everyone headed home except for our family.  We loved having family and friends with us but it was also nice just to be us for a few days.  We don't get to do that very often anymore.

The kids wanted to go to Hug Point to get a little sun time.  Hug Point is a nice protected area where it is usually warmer and less windy - except for the day we went.  It was pretty chilly and windy but we pretended like it wasn't.  We spread out our blankets and laid out on the blankets for a little sun and reading!
 So this picture is way overexposed but I love the way it looks!

The girls did a little photo shoot in their cute polka dot bathing suits!

The tide was coming in fast and furious and it was literally nipping at our heals so we packed up and headed home!!