Thursday, July 31, 2008

Busy Week

We went to Oaks Park on Tuesday with Sam's "girlfriend" Kaitlynn. In 2 hours we managed to go on tons of rides - several of them multiple times! Sam was mildly interested in the mini-roller-coaster, but later decided it looked too scary...
Here is Sam biking to the park with Grandma Char and Papa Duffy. On our way home we saw 2 beavers eating and heading into their lodge. The kids thought that was pretty cool!
Ben loves to water everything from our gardens to his own shoes!
Brothers goofing around in the back yard.

Fun at Wilson Pool!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Exploring the Fair

We took the kids to the County Fair today. The animals were a big hit! Here is Sam posing with the cows.
Ben loved petting the Alpaca! He was sure the llama was going to eat his shoes... or in his words "yama eat shoes!". He tried to get his hands on all of the animals. Yes, we brought lots of hand sanitizer!
Sam rode the carousel 3 times! I think that was his favorite part of the day!
The kids sat on several different kinds of farm equipment...

Sam and Lizzie pose with this pig every year!

We finally got the kids outta there and went to lunch with Papa, Mimi and the Arnolds at the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse. The kids had a great time and we had a great day!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Papa's Birthday

We celebrated Papa's birthday tonight. The cousins were so excited and loved singing and blowing out the candles. Too fun! The highlights of the evening were Sam and Lizzie throwing bottle caps onto the roof, the 10+ rounds of "Happy Birthday" and the bike derby on the back deck...
Sam and Ben have started wrestling! This is pretty funny since Sam isn't generally the wrestling type. Ben is more physical and not afraid to push his brother around. They take turns sneaking up behind each other and taking one another down with a bear hug. No injuries yet - just a bunch of giggling!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Multnomah Falls

We took a drive to Multnomah Falls today. Ben took off up the trail and kept saying "Go hike!"... Sam decided staying bundled up in the stroller was a better idea. Of course he changed his mind once it was time to go home! They both loved the waterfalls!

Summer Fun!

We have had a pretty active summer so far... trips to the pool, park, zoo and lots of playtime with friends and family!