Sunday, July 24, 2011

Our 2011 Summer Vacation ~ Part Two

As is our family's tradition, we just hang around my mom's house the day after we arrive. It rained and thunderstormed on and off all day long. The kids played in and out of the house depending on the weather. Yohn and I visited with mom and dad, read books and played cards.

A day or two before we arrived my parents got this tiny, tiny egg from one of their chickens. Bethany's hands are not that big so you can see from the pic that the egg was mini sized. Bethany was fascinated with it and before we left for home the next week, my mom had blown the yolk out so she could keep it and bring it home for show and tell once school starts again.

Bethany and Abby...

Chunky. Poor dog is getting on in years and now eats his food while laying on the floor. He still loves every bit of attention the kids give him and does his best to keep up with them.

With all the thunderstorms there was an awesome double rainbow.

We could actually see the whole thing, end to end. I would have tried to get a panoramic picture of it, but I wasn't going to stand in the middle of the wet field with camera in hand with all the lightening flashing around us. Not a good idea.

The next day we went to Baker City to wish Yohn's dad a happy birthday. We picked up his brother Ray and headed out. It rained today too, can you tell?

We treated everyone to happy birthday ice cream.

Unfortunately I forgot to get a picture of Yohn's dad, but at least I got these three.

After that we went to the Rec center at Grandpa Gerald's apartments. Bethany helped Uncle Ray, who is autistic, play some pool. Actually I really don't know who helped who there as she really doesn't know what she is doing. :)

After well wishes and a day well spent we took Ray home and headed back.

Another rainbow!

Bethany had us stop and take this picture of the horses in the field. There was lots of cotton floating through the air too. Glad I wasn't outside, I'm afraid I woulda started sneezing.

And yes, another rainbow.

That was it for the rainy weather though, after that it was all sunny skies.


He & Me + 3 said...

Loving all the rainbows. Just beautiful. That ice cream looks delish & that mini egg is just too cute. I am sure very fragile too.

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

What a great time! I LOVE all of those rainbows. I've only seen one or two this entire year. Beautiful.

Together We Save said...

Beautiful rainbows!!

Anonymous said...

I've been reading back, and I think I'm caught up with your blog now. So many cute photos. I love the guinea pig one in the grass in the previous post!

Our dog lays down to eat, too. He's not that old, just picked the habit up from an older dog that he grew up with.

The tiny chicken egg brought back old memories. When I was a child, my grandma had some small chickens that laid tiny eggs, too.