Friday, August 21, 2009


Mommy and Dado

On the log chair

"A crab!"

Beautiful sea star!

The beach

Waking up in the tent (or tunnel)

One of the lovely perks of being a nurse is that your schedule is random and once in a while you can have many days off without using vacation. This happened to me this past week and I had 6 days off! We took advantage of the time and headed out to Orcas Island. Doug's family has property there overlooking the sound. There is no structure there so we camp. It is absolutly beautiful. Doug and I have been there many times together and we were very excited to introduce Cooper to it. Doug spent many days camping on this property as a kid so it was neat to see Cooper playing in the exact camping area that Doug did at his age.
Cooper loved sleeping in a tent, or as he called it, a tunnel. The tide was out super far so we were able to hike down to the beach and see lots of marine life. We also saw 2 whales go by while we were at the beach. Oh and I can't forget to mention the sea lion that popped his head up while we were there. Cooper loved lifting rocks to find little crabs under them. He also loved touching the sea stars that he uncovered. It was quite beautiful. We were face to face with lots of animals and sea creatures.
One evening we let Cooper lead the way on a walk and he was very proud. I think he is going to be a fantastic hiker at a young age. Once on the walk Doug said "Stop, be quiet, listen to the silence." From then on, about every 50 feet Cooper would make us stop and he would say "Stop! Quiet! Listen to silence!!" Very cute.
On our second night camping, we were all sitting by the camp fire telling stories when Coop said "I want to take a bath and watch a movie." Apparently he was over rouging it!
Enjoy the photos. I included a movie of Cooper telling you about what he saw on the beach. I recorded it while we were waiting for the ferry to come home.


  1. How lucky you all are! Looks like it was a lot of fun. Coop has changed so much since the last time we saw him. Crazy how time flies!

  2. I just love his little voice!

  3. Looks like you guys had a great time and the weather cooperated for you. How fun!

  4. Looks like a lot of fun! Your son is adorable :)

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