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20 October 2010

Beach with cousins

Posted by Jenny Hoelter | File under Beach, Wings

Hooray for beaches and cousins! The Hoelters, Watsons, and Wings x 3 converged in a (large!!) house in Lincoln City for some family togetherness. Ben and Owen explored and learned how to skateboard, and the “little” cousins stole trains and blocks from each other and were generally herded around by Sara. Lily smiled and crawled and crawled and crawled.

And of course, there was the beach! Sunny, clear, windy and a smidgen chilly, great for sand dune jumping,

And dragging around kelp,

And “accidentally” getting caught by waves!

For next time:

1. 5 bedrooms is VERY nice.

2. Remember the waffle iron and the dice.

3. Nobody eats salad, but EVERYBODY eats grapes and cheese crackers.

Now we all have to get over the viruses we swapped and send packages with left/misplaced pajamas, glasses and doggies back across the Pacific NW!

Here are some other favorites!

7 October 2010

Summer’s Final Act

Posted by Peter Hoelter | File under Photo Gallery

We closed out our summer with a series of great events, including trips to Union and Sunriver, a climb up Mt. Saint Helens, and an almost-back-to-school beach trip. They were a great way to end a great summer.

3 October 2010

Sara takes Flight

Posted by Jenny Hoelter | File under Owen's Photos, Sara

No, she hasn’t packed her bags for college yet… This was a test flight, landing safely in Daddy’s arms.

Photo credits to Owen who got to use the “big” camera, taking 4.5 pics/second!

Beautiful scenery is Baskett Slough NWR where we took a picnic dinner last night with chickadees, quail, geese, spiders and some deer. It’s been a beautiful warm weekend–love October!

Sara just woke up and crawled into my lap at the computer. I showed her the pictures and she whispers “I dreamed about those!”

Here is a short time-elapse video of each of the 167 photographs Owen took in under four minutes.