It's good to have friends to live on a boat, especially when they have a private beach to visit. :)
Ciara6 - she has a screen name already lol! Nice beach - there was even a little tide pool - nice and warm and perfect for the kids to play in. Checking out the view. The kids had a great time digging little pockets for the water to flow into. Wishing I could remember what Oliver was asking for. Akasha looks skeptical. Yeah that's sand.... Gets in your watermelon, but it's still yummy. Nomnomnom Splashing showdown.... Akasha on her trusty steed. I thought these wet handprints on the log were cool looking. Wouldja look at that belly! Orion doing his crocodile walk. Mount Hood was gorgeous today. The picture doesn't do it justice. Kai was very busy. I asked him what he was doing, and he said, "Playing." Couldn't even get him to look up lol. Love the reflections and water currents in this one! More busyness. I love the patterns in the sand made by the water. Hey, he does have a face! Ciara likes to sit like this. Looks cool from above. My friends are so cute! :) Nicole even got a picture of me! And this one of the "Berry Brigade". The walk back to the docks was lightened by lots of berry picking and eating. We hadn't seen Nicole's boat yet, and Ciara wanted us to come down, so we decided on a quick visit. Akasha bummed a ride!
Little ducks all in a row. And look their neighbor's boat is Witchcraft - cool name! Boat baby! She loved the stairs after she got the hang of them. Ah, life aboard - snacking and watching Spongebob. Wait, that sounds just like life at our house lol!
I got a bag of sand from a friend who is moving out of town. I added some to the sand and water table, and the kids were in heaven! Some type of dam structure being built. Orion was doing some sort of project here where he wanted half the muffin cups filled with sand and half filled with water. He also got a pie pan later in the day to make a mud pie, and we used an empty plastic crate as the oven.
I had the great pleasure of spending the weekend at the WeMoon land in Estacada for a women's retreat. Lots of wonderful nature time and connecting time. I had some interesting realizations and felt like I recommitted to some plans that have been hatching in my head for awhile.
They have a beautiful campfire area. This little sweetie is Odessa. She was such a character. If any of the kids had a ball or stick, she would try to grab it. These wildflowers were growing all over the place! Love the composting toilet! There is a flip sign for saying whether the Goddess is On or Off her Throne lol. Side of the throne with suuuuuun! That's one powerful goddess shooting energy out of her hand. :) Akasha wanted to push the camera button alot on this trip. I had several interesting shots of the floor and feet and such, but this one was kinda fun! The main house on the land is beautiful. This is the main area on the first floor. Akasha was fascinated with making a box out of these two wood pieces and played with them for a long time. Spiral staircase to the second floor - also a great source of fascination for A. :) Sharon and Akasha creating an altar. My minigoddess. Akasha loved this Kali statue. She kept sticking her tongue out at it lol. It was quite hot on Saturday, so some of us went over to a nearby river to cool off. Akasha pretty much spent all her time throwing rocks in the water. Strange funnyface. Missy Cute Butt Lovely Lounging Area the Sweet Nest Goddesses set up. Akasha enjoyed jumping around on the cushions. This was probably my favorite hilarious moment of the whole weekend. This stuffed toy belonged to Odessa, but Akasha got hold of it while she wasn't around and had a nice playtime with it. Here she is in serious conversation, saying things like, "Do you want to lay down with me? Ok, let's lay down." Flowers floating on water. Sunday breakfast - A Tale of Two Blueberry Eaters These two had lots of moments of fighting over various objects on the weekend, so it was nice to see them sharing a chair. I had a nice drive home and got a few geocaches. I couldn't believe how busy the road along the river was! People with boats everywhere coming and going. The area up there is so beautiful - I really need to spend more time exploring it!