It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on the blog so I wanted to give an update on our family and what we’ve been up to this summer. My hope is that this could also serve as a list of summertime activity ideas for you and your family. Let me know in the comments how your summer has been going and if you have any fun ideas for things to do. Without further ado:
We Checked Out the Waterfalls
We are SO lucky to live in Oregon. If you live in the area, you may want to read a post Tim previously wrote regarding the waterfalls we frequently visit about a half hour from Cottage Grove: The Waterfalls of Laying Creek Road
This is Spirit Falls:
P will throw rocks in the water for hours if we let her:
There are fossil beds on the way to the waterfalls:
We headed to the Coast
Speaking of bodies of water. Oh Oregon Coast, how I love thee. This summer we headed from Florence, OR (where we always stop at the Fred Meyer to pick up junk food, beer and sand toys) up the coast to Seal
Rock (it’s between Newport and Waldport), where Tim’s brother had rented a house for the weekend right on the beach. It was so much fun. We spent a day in Newport and visited the aquarium as well as the Historic Bayfront, where we ate at Local Ocean, saw a street performer who swallowed a sword and lay on a bed of nails and we finished off the day eating ice cream and salt water taffy. On the way home we stopped at Bob’s Creek Beach (near Yachats), which is a prime spot to hunt for agates.
The beach in Seal Rock:
Bob’s Creek Beach:
Speaking Yet Again of Bodies of Water, There are Lakes in Cottage Grove
My Mom took P to Cottage Grove Lake and they painted pictures of it. Adorbs.
The Smallest Body of Water aka the Kiddie Pool
Ah the classic Kiddie paddlin’ pool. (and the hose, and water guns, and water balloons….) Just remember, hose beats water gun every time.
We signed P Up For Stuff and It Was Less Expensive Than We Thought
P did theater camp at a tiny local theater here in Cottage Grove and my Mom paid (thanks Mom!) but I believe the cost was $50. We also signed her up for swimming lessons which I believe were about $45.
P and I love to bake. So does Tim for that matter.
We made a lemon curd and blueberry tart:
The Recipe was from The Pie and Pastry Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum
We Color as a Family
Our favorite coloring books:
The pens we use:
We’ve been doing other things too, of course. For one, Tim and I have gotten really into board games but I’m thinking I’ll make an entirely separate post for that as well as a post on what P likes to do during her play time. Thank you for tuning in and send me good blog writing vibes as I hope to write more regularly on ye ol blog. xo