Memorial Day hike at the Columbia River Gorge
Summer time is here and the boys are growing up quickly-too quickly!
Nicholas got his first two wheel bike this week and was riding it a few days later, no training wheels! He started out on a balance bike when he was three, which is a bike with no pedals. The idea behind the balance bike is that pedaling is the easy part, balancing is the difficult part; so why not teach them to balance before they pedal? It works! I am so proud of my big guy! It's a very exciting milestone, on par with walking and first words in my book.
And, in other news, my other big guy, Christian, is singing his ABC's! He has been on a language explosion lately, and so cute to hear his conversations! He is also in a screaming stage right now, (can you say terrible two's?) and I hope it passes quickly! Good thing he is so darn cute!
We had a fun little hike on Memorial Day weekend this year, the Gorge is full of many trails with numerous waterfalls, so there is still so much more for us to explore!
Nicholas insisted we make strawberry jam virtually the minute we got home, thanks to his Highlights subscription, courtesy of his Ranalli grandparents. We read it in his magazine that morning. He cleaned them and mashed them, and boy did he LOVE mashing them!
Summer hiking dates! It's so cute to see how much fun kids have together with nothing but nature!
We have been swimming a bunch! Christian just moved up to the next level in his swim class, which is without me, it's kind of sad. He is doing great though! Both boys love swimming. We also belong to an outdoor swim pool this summer and Christian cleared out the wading pool with a little poop accident, EMBARRASSING! I am so thankful he did not do it in the big pool, I would have felt terrible to evacuate that one. Something for his memory book for sure!
Yes, he has that much energy all of the time!
Fly fisherman in training! Getting ready to go fish with Dad!