On August 9th, we brought home our newest member of the family: Banner. He is a schnoodle (a schnauzer/poodle mix)
Thursday, August 14, 2014
On August 8th, 33 weeks after Henry died, we took his ashes to the beach. It was never going to be an easy decision, never feel like the "right" time, but Owen kept asking when we were going to take Henry's stardust to the beach. I think Owen needed a place to help remember Henry, so we made plans. We opened the small cardboard box at home, looked at Henry's stardust, and cried. We looked through pictures of Henry, and cried. And when the tears were dried up, we drove to Cannon Beach.
beings are we, not this crude matter.
After the tears, we went to the water and had a great water fight. We were soaked. We laughed, and that's what Henry taught me. Be sad, cry, but remember to laugh and have fun!
Owen took a bit to dry out in the sun. He was the only one who had spare clothes to drive home dry in.
We drove up to Seattle to see our friends Heather, Jen and Luke... and to watch another airshow. This time with the Navy Blue Angels. Heather has a friend who just bought a house with a beautiful view of Lake Washington, and a quick walk to a perfect (free) spot to watch the show.
The ride home, Owen took a long car nap. He's starting to perfect these... which is great on long drives, but makes bed time a bit harder.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
We had a fantastic trip. 11 days away from home, and Owen had only two melt downs (I think). He's such a great traveler. We were all happy to get home, and luckily, we were able to fly on Alaska Airlines Disneyland 737. Not that it matters from the inside, but it's fun to see on the outside.As soon as we got home, Owen started preparing for our next big trip: Hawaii.
Another great day for an airshow. This day we arrived early again, this time we brought Liberty with us. Allie, Matt and Kaiya would meet us a little bit later, once the airshow officially started.