Thursday, July 30, 2009

We survived 106 in Portland

It was so hot we had to kick the dogs off of the slip and slide!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Trying to beat the heat...

We have had record temps here in Portland this week... they are expecting it to be 107 today! Yesterday we swam with friends to stay cool - the kids had a blast!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Sam has been going to Otter Camp this week and loves it! It is 3 hours each day at the Conestoga Rec Center -- they do games, crafts, playtime, snack and swimming. He is so proud of the things he brings home and to tell me all about the pool, playing with his buddy Kaitlynn etc.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sunriver Day 5

I can't believe today was our last full day here! Brian and I took a long bike ride out by the river early this morning... Sam stayed at the house to play with Lizzie (he is now an expert on Polly Pockets), and Ben rode along with us in the bike trailer.

This afternoon we went to the pool with all of the cousins. The boys played on the slide and swam/floated around quite a bit since it was our last time at the pool before heading home. We had a huge steak dinner with Mom and Dad, the Arnolds, Grandma Mary, the Fees and the Huffords. The kids ran wild, rode bikes, made huge mud pits, got filthy and ran through the sprinklers. It has been a great week and gone way too fast!

Sunriver Day 4

Jackson and Eli arrived from Sacramento! The kids had a great time swimming in the hot tub, having water fights, riding bikes and running around with their cousins. It's our last full day here in Sunriver. We are off to ride bikes, visit family, hit the pool and have a big BBQ tonight.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sunriver Day 3

We rode out to the horse stables this morning... I pulled the kids in the bike trailer and they kept a look out for animals. We saw a coyote and a few squirrels... they thought that was pretty exciting.
Sam likes watching the horses but does NOT want to ride them. Ben sat on a pony for about 30 seconds and decided that was enough! Lizzie and Ian both rode the loop and loved it...
Here are the boys watching...
We rode to the park on the way home and let the kids run off some energy. Later in the afternoon we hit the pool and then home for some tball in the back yard. Lots of playing here in Sunriver - not a lot of sleeping but the kids are having fun!

Sunriver Day 2

The kids spent most of the day Monday on their bikes and splashing in the pool. That night we BBQed while they had a water fight and made mud pies!

Sunriver Day 1

The kids are having such a good time in Sunriver. Lots of bike riding, swimming, playing tennis and baseball in the yard etc. Aunt Susie and Uncle Denny came over Sunday night and we celebrated Lizzie's 6th Birthday!

Eat will ya!

Ben really wanted Mac to eat his food Saturday. I came downstairs and he had him in a headlock and was dragging him to the bowl and trying to shove his head into the food... "Eat your food Mac! Come on!"

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Peninsula Park

The boys and I met some friends at Peninsula Park today in N. Portland. It is a beautiful park with the 2nd oldest playground in Portland. They have huge fir trees, fields for soccer and softball, basketball courts, community center, fountain, wading pool and rose gardens.

Rare sight...

If you know Brian very well he is doesn't allow himself to totally relax very often... loved seeing this last night at the park!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Keeping Cool at Magnolia Park

We played at Magnolia Park this morning with cousins and friends. The kids loved it! New play structures, swings, fountain and great places to picnic.

All were tired by the end!

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Ben has been very excited about babies lately. He likes to touch their hands and toes, pet their heads and tell me how cute they are...
Brian was holding Taylor (Kristi's baby) last night and Ben climbed right up. I don't think he wanted another baby taking over ALL of his daddy's lap...
Pretty soon he wanted Taylor to go see her mom and Brian to himself. Love the eyebrows!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Oaks Park Fun...

Dad and I took the boys to Oaks Park this morning... they have a summer deal on T/W under 6 can ride all of the kiddy rides for $6. I think we rode 15 rides!
Ben had no fear - he rode everything - he even sat in the first car of the roller coaster and asked to do it again the minute it stopped. Sam wasn't so sure when we got to the top of the first hill but ended up with big smiles the rest of the way!
The cars were also a hit...
Wild boat ride...
Frog hopper...
This tilt-a-whirl packed a powerful punch... the first time we rode it, our car never stopped spinning. I was worried the boys would be freaked out but they just laughed and smiled the whole time.