Sunday, August 22, 2010

Lovin' the cousins!

So... we got back from NY, slept in a bit and woke to a glorious visit from our cousins! YAY! Jason, Ann, Kaylee and Clark were up in Portland for a visit and we got to spend two solid days with them!
The big kids had a wild and crazy visit... I mostly enjoyed watching the fun. Kaylee and I got along well, she was super sweet to me. The first day, Owen was perhaps a bit too excited and was pretty crazy for most of the day. We walked over to Laughing Planet for lunch, the grown-ups grabbed some coffee nearby and everyone hung out for the afternoon and dinner. Clark and Owen played monsters for a lot of the time. Kaylee, Owen and Clark harvested a lot of green beans and ate them in their new "hedgehog hole" behind the fireplace. Dad pulled together a great curry from nothingness apparently as we hadn't been grocery shopping yet. Friday we got together again to head up to Mount Hood Adventure Park. Woah... Mom didn't even know about this place, yet it is right where we have gone sledding! It was pretty cool. We all went with Uncle Jason's friends Charles, Julia and Caden... the boys all rode together (Clark, Caden and Owen) while I got to ride with Kaylee, and enjoyed the car ride for the first time in weeks. Kaylee is great to feed me cheerios and smiles. The big kids and adults got to go on all sorts of rides. They started with the Alpine slide, and it looked like they were having so much fun they might not be able to move to other rides... until Uncle Jason took a tumble.... he and Clark were okay, but we were all encouraged to move onto some different rides. They also had the chance to do some canoeing, inner- tubing, pony rides (Kaylee was sooo excited!), an awesome bungee trampoline...which ended up scaring the pants off of Owen when the operator cranked it extra high(though he handled it well... by simply looking wide-eyed and saying very clearly, "Hey, wow, that is scaring me it's a little too high!") . Kaylee and Caden on the other hand were doing all sorts of flips and (K. was) laughing wildly the whole time! Even Clark got into it and had a great time. We rounded things up with some race-car rides; we surprised all of the adults with exceptional driving skills, stayed in the lanes when we wanted to that is. Our favorite may have been the fun-house with a ball-pit, slides, tunnels, and tons of places to run all around. What an awesome afternoon! We headed back to Portland for dinner at Cartopia for pizza and whiffies. We feel so lucky to get to spend quality time with these guys, and wish we could see 'em much more often. Doin' our best to lure them up here as much as possible! Our thoughts are with them as they prepare to celebrate Mrs. Cheu's life.

We spent the rest of the week trying to unwind... went to a party so wish all of my friends from the Y luck as many of them start Kindergarten this year.
On the way home, we walked through a street fair and we sweet talked our way into a hula hoop from Mom... Owen has been working hard with it since... he is fascinating to watch and almost has it.

1 comment:

Tammi said...

Love that Owen is sporting the donkey shirt previously loved and worn by Grady! The kids are too adorable.