Tuesday, November 19
Friday, November 8
This year I let the kids choose their costumes. I know, so nice of me, right?
Berkleigh chose to be a jellyfish. Wow. I had issues with this one. I wanted it to look really cool, and I might have pulled it off. This was a labor of love. She kept worrying I wouldn't finish it.. but I did, and I liked it and she liked it... which is really all that mattered.
Taking these pictures made me wish I still lived in HB. Wouldn't they be cooler if they were taken at the beach? I can't complain though, that is a really cool background.
My little peacock. I decided what my little Quincy Tate would be. She really didn't know any different. She did know that she didn't want to wear the costume, however I told her when she puts it on people will give her candy... she was all for it.
I could eat her up all day in this costume.
Mr. Merrick really wanted to be his favorite all time character... Flint Lockwood.
So Flint Lockwood he was.
You can't be Flint without the FLMRDFR, aka Food Machine, or Spray On Shoes.
Funny kid keeping his mouth wide open like in the movie...
and really wanted to pose by the trash can, because there are lots of "rat birds in them"in the movie.
Written by JAS at 1:49 PM
Tuesday, October 29
The kids were so excited for 1st grade. They got to get lunch boxes, go to school all day, and try out being in different classes during the day.
They asked me to bring my camera when we went to Target to get school supplies, they are totally my children. Haha.
Not a truer statement... Target does have it all.
Look at her command her ship.
Written by JAS at 10:35 AM
Monday, October 28
Tyson has been working a lot lately, which we can't complain about because he is BUSY, and busy is good when you own your practice...
When he has a night off or a day off, we jump at the chance to go adventuring.
This particular day, Tyson was in Portland for a conference. He got out early, so we drove up quickly to head to the zoo with Tyson and to try Pine State Biscuits.
I lie. I thought these two outings were the same day, but apparently they aren't unless I don't remember a "costume change" before dinner.
I am just happy I am blogging about it.
This lioness came down to sit by us. We watched each other for 20 minutes. I believe she was hunting us, because she sat silently and very still while we were watching her, but the moment we turned our backs on her, she pounced on the glass. Merrick died of fright, and now hates lions.
Pine State Biscuits is so yummy, but I will let the picture of my biscuit speak for itself.
We love Portland and adventuring together.
Written by JAS at 2:18 PM
There are just so many beautiful places to visit in Oregon.
We headed up to our favorite spot, Silver Falls a couple times during the summer.
This particular time we played around by the North Falls.
So beautiful folks. Oregon is gorgeous!
How cute is he?
This waterfall isn't as grand as the one we usually go to, but it had such a fun hike to get to it, and you could play right down by the water. It was so pretty.
When did these guys get so big?
"Mom, take my picture like this."
Berkleigh loves waterfalls, and there are definitely a lot in of them in Oregon.
Written by JAS at 12:00 PM
Sunday, October 27
First night in our house was so exciting.
We stayed up late talking about all our dreams for the house,
staring at the crazy pile of boxes,
drinking water out of our fridge door drink dispenser,
The first Saturday that we were in the house, we did two home improvement projects. (Which I am sure raised the value of our home by thousands. hehe)
We changed the house numbers, they were so hideous...
and second we changed the doorbell which had yellowed from the sun and was so tacky.
While we were at Home Depot getting supplies, they were having the kids craft day, so we slowed down our crazy day and let them paint and hammer away for awhile.
We had lots of fun playing in all the open spaces in the house.
All those open spaces are still there. We quadrupled our living space so there are many empty rooms.
We love our house. Our neighbors are fabulous, and the neighborhood is so nice.
We are home!
Written by JAS at 7:42 PM