Monday, June 30, 2008

My birthday present...a trip to the Oregon Coast Aquarium

Russell asked me what I wanted for my birthday this year. I said I wanted to spend the day at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. So that's where we spent the day. The first four pictures were of different aquariums the boys and I thought were really cool. Michael really like the first one because it has lots of fish like Dory from Finding Nemo.

I like this one because it had lots of seahorses.

I think I will make this picture the new desktop on my computer. I just like looking at it. It's relaxing to me.
The boys hanging out. L-R we have Nephi, Michael, Christopher and Donovan.

Russell and the boys watching the seals and sea lions. We had fun here. The animals seemed to know they were being watched.

This is the biggest one we saw. Most of them liked swimming on their backs.

At the end of Passages of the Deep is this huge gigantic shark mouth. Nephi, Michael and Christopher are in it.

At the touching pool. Nephi and Christopher are touching starfish.

A red octopus. The younger boys thought this was really neat.

Inside Passages of the Deep. There are three separate tunnels. We liked this one the best as sharks and rays are swimming all around. We are sitting here watching them. We have L-R Nephi, me, Michael, Christopher and Donovan. D's face is a bit blurry because the flash wasn't on. If you move the slightest it messes up. Oh well.

A tiger shark swimming by.

Russell went to help Nephi tie his shoes and was informed by said son he could do it himself. Which he is now demonstrating.

At the end of the trip. L-R Russell, Nephi, Donovan, Christopher and Michael. You would think with all the myriads of people there - we could have asked someone to take a family picture. Well - we didn't.


Eileen said...

Oh what fun - and what a special birthday present! - ellie

Meg said...

FUN Candace! but where are Christopher's glasses? does he still need them? He hasn't had them the last few times we've seen him. Just curious! Happy 4th!

Candace said...

He says he can't see well far away with them on. We will take him back to the dr. before school starts to see where he stands. He doesn't seem any worse for not wearing them.

I just love this picture! The's the place to be!

I just love this picture!  The's the place to be!
I think this was in 2004. It was Nephi's first trip to the beach. The boys were all so little! My have they grown.

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace
It all started for us when Russell left for Cape Town South Africa on a mission. Candace felt inspired to write him - so she did! We wrote for 3 1/2 years. Candace came home from her mission to the Texas Houston East Mission and we dated for 5 months. We married in July 1994 and have been happy ever after!

Son 1...Donovan

Son 1...Donovan
Our 14 year old boy scouter, 50 miler bike rider, cartoon drawer, computer gamer, book reader, clarinet player, babysitter, 8th grader boy!

Son 2...Christopher

Son 2...Christopher
Our 13 year old, boy scouter, harry potter computer gamer, lego creator, imaginator, book reader, 6th grader boy!

Son 3...Michael

Son 3...Michael
Our 9 1/2 year old drama king, perfectionist (I wonder if he gets that from mom? lol), drawer of many things, 3rd grader boy!

Son 4...Nephi

Son 4...Nephi
Our8 year old keeper of surprises, leg breaker, book listener, lego creator, music enjoyer, 1st grader boy!