Sunday, April 29, 2012


It's been nearly three months since we moved to Portland and we have been having lots of fun discovering Oregon!  From the coast to the desert, we have been keeping busy in this beautiful state.  I went thru our cell phones today and weeded out the best pictures of our latest adventures.

 Today, at the Portland Japanese Gardens

"Look Christian, a koi fish."

 Construction zone in our backyard!

Construction zone in the garage!

Spring skiing with Daddy in Mt. Hood

Chris and I skiing/riding Mt. Bachelor near Bend, Oregon for his birthday weekend.

Chris and his good buddy Marc fishing on the Deschuttes River during Chris' birthday weekend in Bend, Oregon.  

Pop-Pop and boys at the World Forestry Center in Portland

Christian and his buddies at the Forestry Center

Nicholas learning what great hearing bats have! 

Climbing at the Portland Children's Museum

 One of Nicholas' favorite spots in Portland, Voodoo Doughnut.

Waiting to take the street car to the Farmers market.

On our way!

Special date day with Nicholas to sushi and a show at the Portland Children's Theater

What did we see?  One of Nicholas' favorite book's, Richard Scary's "Busytown."  Nicholas above pictured with Lowly worm.

Earth Day hike, right down the street from our house in Forest Park.


Like Daddy, like sons.  They have gone fishing two weekends in a row now.

Cannon Beach, Oregon at Haystack Rock.  Recognize it?  It was on the final scene of the movie Goonies as the ship sets sail.

Nicholas and Mimi

Best Friends

Sand dunes 

  Nature Boy!

 More adventures to come, I'm sure!  Hopefully, some with those of you who read this blog.  Greetings from cold, rainy, snowy, sunny, warm, beautiful Oregon!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter ~ 2012

Both boys enjoyed their visit with the Easter bunny this year.  Christian wanted to touch him and give him high fives, Nicholas wanted to put his arm around him!

We had a very fun Easter and enjoyed some beautiful weather too! This was the first Easter Christian actively participated in the Easter egg hunt.  I think he enjoyed opening and shutting the eggs as much as he enjoyed finding them!  We have graduated from eggs with cheerios and craisens to eggs with peanut m&m's, gummy fruit bunnies, and craisins.  Needless to say the boys favorites were not the craisin eggs this year!

Easter Egg dying with Mimi the day before Easter while Chris and I got to go skiing!
 Christian showing his dyed Easter egg to Mimi.

And Nicholas' egg.  Nicholas loved the experience and left the table with dyed fingers.  Christian on the other hand, cringed at the mere thought of touching the water to dip the egg.  He had no problem dumping it out though and when Mimi went to change his diaper his but was dyed orange from sitting in the cups he dumped out!
Easter Morning
 "The Easter Bunny came!  Can I have candy for breakfast?"  Yes, they did!

 "Look what the Easter bunny brought us!"

 Bunny cave!

 "What's inside?"

"More eggs! 

Our attempted family shot!

 And with Mimi!

"Look, more eggs!"

 Stuffing himself with fruit bunnies.

 Nicholas hoping for an m&m!

 The boys checking out their stash!

 The Easter bunny left side walk chalk too!

Nicholas practicing drawing his suns.

Hopscotch with Dad!

Last week was full of special treats! Another pineapple upside down on the 5th to celebrate Chris' birthday. While this happens to be Chris' favorite cake, the boys wished that it was chocolate!   They may not have liked the cake but the boys love their daddy, and who wouldn't?  He is simply the best! 

We hope everyone had an Easter full of joy!