Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
We went up to Priest for the annual Memorial Day weekend festivities. This year we decided to be in the parade as "The Priest Lake Huckleberries". This was our first entry since the 1980's. My cousins & I have such fond memories of being in the parade when we were kids. Since the extended McCray family seems to be in a "baby boom" we decided this would be a great year to get back into it for our children. The weather was sunny & warm, we went through all our candy way too fast & even got into a water balloon fight with some spectators....it was a blast.
The water is still pretty cool, but the kids still played in it all weekend long. Nana, Papa, Aunty Lala, & Ron were also able to come up for the long weekend. There was also a "fun run" which really wasn't very fun, but I felt great once it was over, and a wonderful craft fair with local vendors.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
He made it with old barn wood from the Byrd family farm up north Spokane.
I have never been so excited about a table.
Monday, May 11, 2009
|Make a Smilebox slideshow|
We had a week in Spokane scheduled around Bloomsday (the 33rd annual road race, 7.6 miles, and 50,000 people). I have found since we no longer live in Spokane, when we go home it tends to be a bit busy visiting family & friends. I love it though. The slide show will give you a little glimpse. Thank you to all who had us over while we were there. The kids had their dentist/Dr.'s appts. & everything went well. Ravenna is still not liking the dentist, but it went better than the last visit. Ravenna is weighing 28 lbs. & 35" tall. Hudson is 40 lbs. & 44" tall. We love staying at my parents house. Hudson has established his morning ritual of going in to wake grandpa up,and they hang out until the rest of us slowly rise. It's very cute! We are loving the spring weather (when it's nice) and enjoying these long days. I can hardly wait for summer!
Friday, May 8, 2009
We took another field trip with Hudson & Ravenna's pre-school class a couple weeks ago. The destination was a farm just north of town. There were cows, goats, and a Shetland pony which pulled kids in the buggy (story to follow). Hudson also found the little John Deer tractor very enjoyable. In fact it was hard to get him off of it. Once all the kids got their turn in the buggy with the pony, they moved on to other things. Not Ravenna though, she was loving the buggy ride. So Rick continued to take her for a ride. After Ravenna's 5th loop in the buggy Hudson comes down a hill on the John Deer tractor & spooks the pony. Here is where my heart stopped & adrenaline kicked in. It all happened in about 30 seconds. Off goes the pony & who knew how fast those little things can run. He is running full speed with Rick & Ravenna (bouncing and barely hanging on). I remember having 2 thoughts: 1) is this really happening? and 2) surely he will get control. Well the answer was yes & no he didn't get control. That pony bolted for about 75 yards & went up a hill which flipped the buggy with my daughter in it. I am sprinting after them by this time, and I am not a sprinter. Thankfully when the buggy flipped and sent Ravenna flying Rick had hold of her jacket & she landed on him. By the time I got there she was hysterical & Rick was just getting up & limping around. The pony/buggy were headed down the driveway. Fast forward about 30 minutes & Ravenna was doing much better & actually wanted to check on the pony to see if it was ok. I am so thankful she landed on Rick as he seemed to soften the fall. She was given a little hot coco & she was good to go. Note to self....always be leary of cute, little, Shetland pony's.