Kid/Parent Retreat

Lucy and Becky headed out to the TreeHouse Friday night and got to spend the morning with Grandpa Ken and Grandma Dorothy, who were finishing up a beach trip themselves. Grandpa Ken decided to teach Lucy how to play Battleship:

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Then we were off to one of our favorite places: The Oregon Coast Aquarium! (Our membership has paid for itself over and over again.)

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Isn’t she just the cutest little nudibranch?

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The rest of our lovely weekend was filled with bikes, sand, and water:

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Meanwhile, Ben and Will had entirely different adventures planned. Saturday kicked off with a baking project: paleo cupcakes with maple-syrup-and-strawberry icing.

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Then for a little civic service; the kids’ school had a “maintenance day,” where parents and kids could help spiff the place up. Will spent 30 minutes windexing the chairs in the computer lab.

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And another 30 minutes “organizing” the library.

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After lunch, it was off to a Mad Science birthday party! All the kids made light sabers and toxic ooze.

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That night, Will got to watch Star Wars for the first time. Becky and I debated long and hard about whether he was ready, but in the end he loved it.

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Sunday we had a full day at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum!

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That’s (a replica of) the Spirit of St. Louis and the (real) Spruce Goose, for those of you keeping score.

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There was a 3D movie about air racing, which may have affected Will’s career plans.

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Over in the spaceflight wing, they have an actual Titan II rocket, the kind used in the Gemini missions.

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After a long day at the museum, it was time to head home. We all met up for a burgers-and-fries dinner, and both kids were snoozing by the time we got home.

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