Beach, May 2014

Beach, May 2014

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

To A-town we Went!!

 This is Aiden up to no good last week in the yard.
 We went up to Astoria for an un-planned visit, and took the kids to the batteries and the column.  It was a lot of fun and I was re-inspired by my trusty old camera. 
 They had a lot more areas open for exploration.  It was really interesting for Aiden I think
 At the Column

 a brown eagle spotted in a tree from the top of the Column
 Grammie and Natalie, Grammie had foot surgery last week so it was nice to visit and try to help out, I think we hindered her more then we helped though.
 Everyone with their babies, Aiden fell in love wit this doll.
 At the big gun
 looking out
 Where are we off to Aiden?  Oh I don't know, camping, I think.
 Natalie and I driving
 Looking out for the enemy
 Looking at the big hole where the gun was
yep, that's where we are Aiden! 

So yeah, we had a great time, it's good to be home and I'm thinking of going over the edge and trying this.  I'll let you know how it goes in a few weeks. I think I'll save money and then I'll try this.  :)  I love Angry Chicken, and I love that she's from Portland!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Our little girl turns 1!!

Before we get into the BIG girl celebration, here's Loren signing papers on another house.  Third times a charm, right?  Yes he's in the house.  Want to see more?  here's a "tour"....
Now back to the celebration, the banner has been hung, and Natalie's 1 banner made
We put the kids to bed the night before then put out Natalie's kitchen
along with the birthday crown I made her and a picture of her and Daddy
She slept in and was a little out of it. She also got a kitty ballon (that's what she's looking at) and Aiden got a cars one for being a good brother for the last year
can you tell she's pleased?
Opening her leather chair, with a little help from Aiden
It wouldn't rotate, but look how cute she is

Playing plumber at the kitchen.
Hanging out with Nonnie, who came down for the night just to celebrate with her little Natalie
and SUPRIZE!  Uncle Ryan and Shanda even stopped by.  Ryan was looking for a new truck, and he found one and named it Natalie since he got it on Nat's birthday.
it was a beautiful day, mid 70's, just like the day she was born
We took mom out to see the new house, and LOOK, a sale pending sign!!  The whole family, even the dog.
well, there we are in front of the house
on our way back we stopped and investigated Fern Ridge wildlife area, all we saw was a killdeer in the parking lot, but it was still really nice
the boys
Natalie's birthday cobbler, made with berries gathered durring her first year!
I think she liked it.  I also made homemade vanilla custard ice cream.
Can you believe she's one?  We can't what a wonderful year it's been.  I love you little Nat-bug!  Happy Birthday dear daughter of mine.
Here the kids are painting together.  In their super cute aprons that Aunt Brooke made.

Monday, April 12, 2010

New corners!

I made some changes around here, with only 642 square feet, you have to be creative!
Here is how the kid's room used to look
Natalie moved in with us, it was time she moved out of the play n' pack
I think I had used every inch of wall space!
So with the crib out the kids gained a reading corner
and some much needed floor space
now all their books and toys are in one place
it looks so much better!!
and I opened up some prime space for a special birthday gift
for a special little girl... can you believe this little ham will be one!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Aiden and Jane get married

Aiden and Jane got married on Easter.  I think it was Jane's idea, she even dressed Aiden in Grant's coat and tie, that she insisted went on the outside of the coat.  I love the deer in the headlights look on Aiden, (like many new grooms) he didn't have much to say, and kept looking to Jane for answers. There are many more pictures and I'll put more up when we get home.