Keri stayed down for a week and then on August 8th we loaded our kids in the car and followed them all back up to Vancouver for a visit of our own. We enjoyed seeing their new house and letting all the kids play together. One day of our trip we went out to the Oregon Coast Aquarium. I love the huge tanks they have where you walk through a tube in the middle of the aquarium. You are surrounded by fish and they have these windows built into the floor so you can also see what is underneath you.
Grace didn't like walking on the windows in the floor so she keep trying to run away and find something else to entertain herself with.
Time for a break!
Another night Keri took our kids and Bob and I went on a dinner cruise on the Willamette River that runs through Portland. It was a really fun way to see the city and a fun date!
Later we went out to Pacific City beach. The weather was perfect and even though the water was cold we still had a great time.
Nathan loved playing in the water this year. Last year he would run away from the waves and hated it when they got him. Not this year!
This is a huge sand dune at one end of the beach. Bob and Jeff took the older kids all the way up while Keri and I entertained the babies down on the beach. Once Nathan finally made it to the top he decided that he needed to roll all the way back down.