Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Special Visitors and Another First!

We enjoyed the long-anticipated visit from Matt's parents (Grandpa Rex and Grandma Diane) from Texas. As always, the time goes by much too quickly when they're here, but we managed to fit in oodles of fun stuff to do! We camped overnight at Lake Easton and were pleasantly surprised at the delightful weather!
Seth (don't you love his little Carhart hiking boots???) making sure Dad is building the fire correctly...another pyro in the making!
After a good breakfast, we wanted to hike to Snow Lake up by Alpental ski resort, and we found it aptly named. Even though it was June, the trail was covered with snow, and it got more treacherous the further we went. Less than a mile into it, we regretfully decided to turn around. We're going to attempt it again later in the summer when it will hopefully be melted!

Ready to hit the trail!

Three generations of hikers.

This was the getting-in-the-car routine. Any kind of button, or anything that looks like a button is a magnet for Seth. As you can imagine, pulling him away from it and putting him in the car seat wasn't pretty.

Also, while they were here, Rex gave Seth his FIRST haircut ever! I was nervous about the whole idea because I was picturing a buzz cut and all his lofty white curls left in a heap on the floor, but as you can see, all went well, and he's looking all grown up! Great job wielding the clippers around a squirmy toddler, Rex!

Getting acquainted with the clippers - he kept holding it up to his head like a phone.

After some fussing and trying to grab the clippers, here's the surrender.

After all is said and done, a cookie is the reward - it makes everything better!

This is just a random photo from this past Sunday. It was a HOT weekend, especially for the majority of us Northwesterners who don't have air conditioning. So after church we headed for the mountains and had a picnic at Gold Creek near Hyak. I snapped this sweet photo on one of their many trips to the river to play and splash in the water.


J said...

Hi Jen,
I'm glad that you are excited about the fabric that I sent. Does this mean that you are my partner? Do you mail me fabric or is it some other person?

Bridge Family said...

Hey Orton's! I just wanted to say Hi and that we love being able to see what yall are up to with Seth. Thank you for telling me about blogging, I think I am getting the hang of it. Sorry I have not responded earlier to your question about how I colorized the beads on that entry... I use a software called GIMP and photoshop to edit some of the photos I take. It is pretty easy and GIMP is free and it has tutorials that you can follow to edit your pictures. Hope yall have a great weekend.

Angie said...

Hi Jen,
I got the fabric you sent on Monday. The pieces were so cute and the ribbons also! I'm excited to see what I can do with it!