Thursday, June 28, 2012

Three on Thursday, Week 26: The Duel

Can you guess what I'm doing here?

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It is kind of hard to photograph, but here's a better shot:

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And another clue:

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Soren is now (gleefully) a two-wheeler rider. No training wheels. So we decided to have a battle to see which of us could sustain our chosen skills longer. Him, bike riding:

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Me, hula hooping.

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It was an epic battle. Round one (2 minutes, which "we" later determined was just a practice round) went to mom (due to someone's bad run in with some gravel.)

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After that small victory I was feeling cocky, certain of my upcoming win. But 8 minutes later, my hula hoop was on the ground, and the small one claimed his victory prize.

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There are some very big advantages in holding battles like this during strawberry season:
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Good Friends Make You Jump for Joy

My friend Sarah took this picture. Isn't it awesome? Totally shows how much Soren loves playing with his friend Elliot.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Three on Thursday, Week 25: Camping at the Oregon Coast

We went camping with a big group of friends. It was 10,000 kinds of awesome.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Wings of Wonder

Soren and I were looking for a little outing yesterday. He suggested Wings of Wonder, the local butterfly sanctuary. When I looked it up online, I was sad to note that it will be closing permanently next weekend. That confirmed our desire to head out immediately.

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It is about 95 degrees in the enclosed butterfly garden. This feels great for about a minute, and then sweltering for the remaining time. But Soren was utterly undaunted. We stayed in the gardens for far longer than any of the other visitors.

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So many spectacular colors.

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So many lovely creatures.

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Beautiful.

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This last photo makes me smile. Soren snapped it. No photo editting done by me. I changed the camera to auto mode, but somehow he still ended up with this colorized looking image of a butterfly that had attached itself to the leg of a very, very old woman.

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