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After picking up the kids from Grammie and Pop Pops in Corvallis we headed out to Yachats for a few days.  We got there a little before sunset and took some nice family photos

The next morning everyone was excited to head down to the beach

Mia led us down the short little trail to the beach

Time to chase waves

Mia insisted on wearing her swimsuit and as you know Mia does what Mia wants

Everyone had lots of book time

 

and rock time

and of course bike time

Before heading back we stopped by Devil’s Churn, Spouting Horn, and Thor’s Well 

After all that you’re going to need a montage

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It’s Thanksgiving tomorrow and normally we wait till after to get our tree but December is super busy this year.  I have to travel to CA for work and Kitty and I are taking a trip to Vegas to see some shows for my birthday, so we packed up everyone today and headed out to the Christmas tree farm.

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It was HOT today in Portland hitting 100+ so Luca and I headed out on an adventure

Sample Time

 Watching the cheese being made was fun and interesting

Luca loves his samples

Hiking in the coast forest

 Luca’s favorite part the lighthouse

Beach fun

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Bikers

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As most people in Oregon know we had an early morning surprise on Sunday. Snow!!  We were all very excited to head out and have some fun.

Well some of us were a little unsure…

Buckets and shovels ready to …. well actually I’m not sure what they were thinking in this photo.  I just have a feeling I’m about to get hit with snowballs.

Autumn 

Momma came out to play too

Just enough snow for sleding and we even built a little ramp

 Autumn loved the sled and Luca was happy to pull his sister up and down the street.

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It’s our families favorite time of the year!!  Here are some highlights from this years trip to the pumpkin patch.

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Eco Rangers

Luca’s auntie lent him a camera and from the time he could walk he’s been taking pictures.  He loves taking closeup pictures of his trains, toys, and people.  His favorite subject has always been his sister Autumn.  They both love it.  We’ve been saving the pictures and will have to do a post with some of his photos over the years.

That brings us to this weekend.  His preschool had an Eco Rangers challenge.  Luca needed to capture 5 pictures of wildlife.  I lent him my camera and let him loose.

His first pictures were of some geese at his swim class. He was very quiet and stayed very still as they walked up to him.

 

After that we waited in our backyard for the wildlife to come to us.  We have lots of flowers, plants, and bird feeders so it didn’t take long for Luca to snap some good pics.

One of our favorite and most common visitors. A Chicka-dee-dee-dee

 

Luca was playing with the zoom and caught some cool bee pics

 

This crow stopped by for a moment to see what was going on then took off

Finally captured the elusive humming bird.  They had been buzzing by us all day.  This one finally hung out at the lavender just long enough.

 Luca B. The most wild of them all.

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