Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Kindergarten Girl

 Eliza started kindergarten! She loves her teacher & had a great first day! Dad started his 5th school year being a seminary teacher!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Cruising the Coast - RV Style

We went on a trip with Daniel's brother, Mike, and his family of 8 to the Oregon Coast in an RV. It was GREAT! Here are some of the highlights:

Multnomah Falls

Portland Zoo

We stayed the nights @ Fort Stevens National Park, right by Astoria, and 1 mile away from this Shipwreck Beach

While in Astoria we had to visit the Goonies houses:

We then visited the Astoria Column with over 190 stairs to the top. Here is our view of the huge RV looking like a caterpillar from the top. Daniel drove that RV like a champ! 

Eliza did not like the climb or being so high up!! It was really windy up there too.
 Lewis & Clark State Park @ Fort Clatsop

 Ecola State Park: There was a sign driving up to this look out that said "Trailers not recommended, Narrow road" I must have been the only one who saw it, because we kept driving. Daniel drove the 30 foot bus up the narrow road, driving inches from the edge of the road and almost crushing smaller vehicles. Then came the sign that said "Dip in the Road". There was no way back, couldn't turn around so forward ho! Mike got out and inched us forward. It was well worth it for these 2 pictures of Cannon Beach:

 Cannon Beach

Seaside Carousel:

Life in the RV:
Thanks Mike & Em for a great, memorable trip!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Andrew's 3, 4 + 5 months

As you can see, he has become a very happy, smiley, laughing baby! He is so playful and screams when he is excited! We just started some oatmeal and squash... best beginner eater ever! He can't get enough!

Porter is 4!

I'm finally getting around to posting Porter's 4th Birthday! He had an Angry Birday Party, and it was a real hoot!

Boys playing Pop the Pig, we also had Angry Bird dodge ball, Don't Drop the Egg relay, Bird Toss with clothespins and pom-poms.

 Things Porter Loves:
Toys, any toy really, but cars, airplanes, dragons, animals, trains, legos, transformers, avengers - He's all boy!
Pizza, Doritos, COOKIES, watermelon, pineapple
The color Green
He loves his extended family, he always talks about when he can go see them!
He has the softest cheeks ever and if you are lucky, he'll let you kiss them. But you have to be a girl and be pretty!
He loves to pray and help Jesse say the prayer. Just last night he said, "Please bless mom that she won't be a girl or a muppet, just a mom."
I have been Porter's primary teacher/preschool teacher for over a year and I have loved that time spend with him and being able to understand him a little better through his 3 yr old phase. I look forward to this next year with him too! We love you Ports!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

No Place Like Home, the Music Notes Spring Show

The Music Notes did a GREAT job this year performing in our annual Spring Show "No Place Like Home"!
It was Eliza's first year participating and she loved it! We sang songs from Oliver, Secret Garden, The Wizard of Oz and Hairspray. Can't wait to start again in the fall!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Andrew - 2 MONTHS

Chubby Happy Baby lives here. He's now over 12 lbs. & 23 in. He loves attention and is already trying to have little cooing conversations!  We love our little Andrew!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Eliza's Got a Hole in Her Head

Eliza lost her tooth Saturday morning. It was more than ready, but she was a little bit anxious about the thoughts of Dad pulling it out, so all week we were patient. Her permanent teeth are already coming through and the dentist said that if we didn't pull them it could affect how they come in. All week we bribed her with things and teased Eliza and said we would buy a trampoline as soon as it was out. So Eliza sat on Dad's lap and there was some squealing, but as soon as it was out she said, "Now we can buy a trampoline?" So Dad being true to his word bought and set up a trampoline. That is some Tooth Fairy gift!