Saturday, August 22, 2009

Our visit to Washington

My sister Keri and her kids came down from Washington for a visit at the beginning of August. The night they came in I fixed a big spagetti dinner to feed everyone. This is Grace and her cousing Laura (who is 17 days younger) sharing a plate of food. It starts out clean enough but then... ...things get a little bit messy. There was spagetti all over the girls, all over the table, chairs and floor. They had a wonderful time!
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.
Anyway, good times were had by all and we were very sad when the 15th rolled around it was time to say goodbye and make our way back home.

1 comment:

Sarahlou said...

Looks like fun. I loved the aquarium when Steve and I went.