we headed down to paulina lake the last week in august. thankfully, the drive there was uneventful (or at least, if it wasn't, i've blocked it out by now).
|my special ones.|
|the elder little.|
|he had so much fun with the hammock!|
|s, & a rare sighting of mommy|
|it is cold in the morning at paulina lake|
we tortured ourselves and the children by embarking on the hike to the hot springs. it lasted forever, and felt like a death march, since we had to carry s most of the way. and when we got to the hot springs, it was too hot to appreciate them. :(
|z got really hot on the way back and took his shirt off. he was a good sport, and i'm proud that he made it the whole way.|
just a tiny collection of clips of a chippy, some slack lining, and kayaking.
|z had fun throwing rocks in the water.|
|my littles and myself!|
our nice neighbors, the w's, joined us at our campsite for two nights. it was fun having friends along! we all drove up to paulina peak together, and j took his bike along so he could ride down the trails back to the campsite. on the way up, i found a bit of cell phone coverage, which was lucky, because it allowed me to check my email (there is no cell phone coverage at paulina lake). i had received a message from the hope chinese charter school, saying that they had room for z, and that we had 24 hours to get back to them. i couldn't believe the timing! with doubts about the whole immersion thing vs auditory processing issues churning in my mind, i immediately called the school anyway and said yes. j wasn't completely on board with the whole idea. i think he's warmed to it by now (late november).
|family pic at paulina peak|
|z, s, & neighbor k|
|you can see paulina lake on the left and east lake on the right.|
|z with neighbor k & f at the tippy-top of paulina peak|
|so beautiful, how the sun is shining on the peak|
|waiting for the "kids" to return from kayaking|
|he made it! where's f?|