Well, I am about to head home for the day, an...

July 29, 2006 by Seraph in Cortez

Well, I am about to head home for the day, and thought I'd post a quick note.
Robbie, Isa, and Hanni made it to UT just fine. They are enjoying fine weather and beautiful mountains.
It was a busy week at work. I got to attend a Management Committee meeting, which are normally closed door, and attend a Beaver's baseball game with my fellow interns (catered in the co. suite). But before you think that design and development is all fun and games... I also had to deal with shipping ports destroyed by war and incorrectly sized products. My supervisor is off to NY market next week, so a few of use are holding down the fort. I have a funny feeling it will be more work then fun and games.

I'm back from camp and had a really great time

July 24, 2006 by Robbie in Cortez

I'm back from camp and had a really great time. I haven't been a camp counselor for over four years, and I forgot how much fun it is to be with the older kids. The camp was at Suttle Lake near Sisters. A very beautiful camp where we saw deer, and chipmunks running around the grounds. Any stress that I had was immediately gone, and I really enjoyed the peacefullness of the mountains. Some might not say it's a vacation when you have over thirty kids to watch over (seven counselors and two deans), but it was a vacation for me. We canoed, slept under the stars, swam in the lake, and went to another lake nearby and swam and threw sponge balls at the kids. We had campfire every night, sang songs, made crafts,and kept busy. All in all, the kids and counselors were happy. In the end, I hope the kids learned something about God, or became a little more spiritual, and also to respect nature.

On Wednesday, Mom, Isabell and I are off to Utah to go to a wedding of some old friends of ours. We supplied Isabell with enough games, art, and dvds to hopefully make the trip a little more comfortable. If not, please look in the obituaries when I run the car off the road, after hearing Isabell constantly repeating, "Are we there yet!" Just joking!

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July 19, 2006 by Seraph in Cortez

Happy Birthday big brother! We love you!!

I'm on a roll now, two posting in one week

July 09, 2006 by Robbie in Cortez

I'm on a roll now, two posting in one week. We have had a good weekend so far. Yesterday we went to Enchanted Forest, and had a blast. Isabell loved the Story land village, the Western town, and the English village. She went on the Ice Mountain roller coaster twice with mom, you won't catch me on that thing. We all went on the Water log ride. Seraph got pretty wet, I made sure I sat in back. She liked it so much that she wants to make sure she will sleep through the night and do some small chores around the house, so she can go next month.

Sunday we went early to Kells and watched Italy vs France. All in our small group were voting for France, except for Seraph, and occasionally Isabell. Even though France lost, I was still happy over the outcome. After the game we all went home and went swimming at Peninsula Park, and fun watching Isabell swim. We are now going make fish and chips and relax.

I've decided it was time for me to post, sinc...

July 07, 2006 by Robbie in Cortez

I've decided it was time for me to post, since it's been a long time. We had a nice fourth of July hanging out with our family and neighbors. The most amazing thing that has happened, is that Isabell is riding her bicycle without training wheels. On Monday, we started out, but I had to hold on to the bike. On Tuesday I was just holding on, and off she went. We were blown away by this, she was going around corners and balancing pretty well. Then on Wednesday she learned to start by herself and off she went. She rode her bike to the MAX on Thursday. Pretty amazing!

She's taking her first swim lessons this summer and is doing pretty well. She just learned how to dunk her head, and is pretty good at her back floats, but still is learning to do her front floats and kicking without using all of her legs.

Today we went to Pioneer Square to see the longest hot dog in the world (104 feet long). Isabell just couldn't stop talking about it. They were giving away free hot dog lunches, and free balloon animals.

This weekend we are off to Enchanted Forest. Isabell earned enough points, for sleeping in her own bed, to go there. Should be fun.

Quick note before I head out to work

July 03, 2006 by Seraph in Cortez

Quick note before I head out to work.
We had a lovely weekend. Sat. was filled with kids playing at our house - a lot of water games, and an evening birthday party up at the rose gardens.
After church on Sun. Robbie and I went to a hurling practice/game while Isa played across the street. Robbie was invited to join in and ended up with a pretty nasty cut to one eyebrow. While it didn't phase him much, and we joked about the dashing Indiana Jones scar he'd have, I did promplty take him home and put him to bed.
We're looking forward to a mellow 4th. Many of our neighbors will be around, and I think there will be fireworks and water ballons for all!

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