Mr. H is a grand eight years old today.
Which means he has a bike with gears. 7 gears, not six, and not eight, 7. That’s 7 gears. First gear is easy on the legs, seventh goes fastest (usually), first is for going up hills, seventh is for going down, third and fourth gears………….
Harvey is almost eight.
Eight? That’s scary.
To celebrate we had a soccer and bakugon party.
No, I don’t know what a bakugon is either.
Apparently that’s because I’m > 8 and have no hair.
It also transpires that I am unable to spell bakugan. How embarrassing.
April 2009 was starting to look very bare on c r o s s o a k.
Blame for this should be targeted squarely on welcome visitors from the homeland.
So I’ve had a bit of a splurge and am almost caught up, as a result, you’ll find some of the fun stuff we did with Brov, Boj & Amza in the links below.
Don’t mess with Amelie
Four things to do while waiting for a ferry
A Walk to Cascade Falls
Orcas Home for a Long Weekend
Pause at Deception Pass
The Marshmallow Man
The Great UNO Championships
Easter Egg Hunting
1. Do your homework.
2. Make strange faces in the back of the car.
3. Try to extract short straw from bottled water using a short straw (this one gives hours of fun).
4. Puzzle over how to convert two short straws combined together into one longer straw back into a short straw that is short enough to be used to drink water from a bottle while resting that same bottle on your lap.
On the way down (or up) Mount Constitution is a very child friendly walk along some creek I didn’t catch the name of to some pretty little waterfalls that I probably got the name of wrong.
First up was Rustic Falls – which Harvey almost disappeared into.
Then, on the way downstream, the bubbling creek fell over some pretty little falls, and under some great balancing logs.
Before falling over Cascade Falls, and on to a little bridge with a spot to rest and watch the world pass by (or not as the case was when we were there).
There was even a big green rock. Solid.
Funny faces (what’ a surprise) and grubby hands ensued…
…and the odd family snap.
Graeme, with Amelie, and Jo took some snaps too, making sure that Finn was kept well out of the way so that his funny faces didn’t spoil this particular photo.
A small collection of proper walks.
After a HUGE brunch at the Maltby Cafe, we were early for the ferry from Anacortes to Orcas Village, so we took a small detour and stopped off at Deception Pass.
Down on North Beach there were some fab views…
…and even fab’er people to take pics of.
But we nearly stayed too long – we only *just* made the ferry, the car behind us tried and failed to squeeze aboard.
Although that didn’t prevent Finn from having fun,
or from being his normal mischievous self.
On the way out for dinner at Viscontis in the evening sun.
After our little ski trip at Stevens Pass we all felt a little achy – especially Graeme’s shoulder and head.
A little soak in the tub made things a little better…
…a little cabsav finished the job nicely.