I’m getting worse and worse at taking pictures of the kids! They’re just getting more and more engaging as they grow up, so I don’t have as much time to just watch them play and snap away. I’m usually hanging out and talking and engaging with them. So, not a lot of shots of Portland this summer, though we had a wonderful time. And I don’t have the time to do justice to a wonderful trip with wonderful family (or brain power), and if I wait until I do, these pictures will be months old. So I apologize for a couple of quick short shrift posts coming up, and relying once more on the cuteness of the kids doing the talking for me. Quick pics:
Day before we left we went to a 3D IMAX movie. The kids were hot and cranky and teasing each other. This summed it up nicely.
Then we went to the airport to head to PDX. This is the kids on their computers, waiting for the plane.
They looked like business people, waiting for a work flight.
Once we got to Portland, the kids got right to work on projects with Grandma and Grandpa, like sword and shield making, the important business of being spoiled with way too many treats, toys and games, and making a cool project each. Molly picked out the fabric for a prairie skirt and bonnet.
Which Grandma did an incredible job on. Guess who wants to be Laura Ingalls WIlder for Halloween?
While Jacob and Grandpa got out ALL the tools to make…
A marshmallow launching crossbow. It’s very cool.
We celebrated Cory’s birthday. (And Grandma’s and Lisa’s, but like I said, I was terrible about pictures.)
Saw a Shakespeare play that enthralled Molly (Much Ado, which is her favorite).
And it interested Jacob, but he was busy being silly…
We went to a wildflower field, where they made bouquets out of their favorites (this was Mol’s)
And this was Jacob’s.
And we even got to have LA friends visit…
Jacob played his first backgammon game, and I have a picture of it for family posterity!!
And the day before we left we went on a gorgeous hike. At the end, there was a center with a piano and great views of Mt. Tabor.
And at the end was the best view of all; the kids with Grandma and Uncle Nathan.
The only other background I’m going to give, so the kids can read this one day and remember this summer with utter clarity, is it was the summer of Pokemon GO. Nuff said.