Saturday, August 19, 2017

Oregon trip- part 1

I'm finally getting around to blogging about our trip to Oregon. We had such a great time.  We headed out right after our neighborhood bike parade and made the drive to La Grande to visit with Rob's parents for a couple days before heading to Portland.  It was an uneventful drive...which is a good thing.  No throwing up, no big fights between the kids, no big back ups in traffic.  It was a great drive.  I thought I would be really uncomfortable, but I wasn't.  Phew!  We only had to stop a couple of times which was great!  Our kids are such great little travelers.  And we changed up the seating arrangement a little bit and it worked out great.  Sadie was such a big helper with handing things to Riley and Emery and keeping them happy in the back seat.   

 Off we go!

 Emery is the happiest (98% of the time) when we are taking long trips.  She just entertains herself with toys and coloring.  I love it.

 At the gas station.  These girls are so cute!

 We ate lunch at this gas station that had a bunch of tables set up in the shade.  Above us we saw about 20 nests in the trees and the birds were chirping so loud.  It was fun.  

 We made it to Oregon!  Wahoo!

 We took a minute to rest in the shade.  It was pretty hot in the sun.  

 One of the "new" things I got for the trip was some cool stamp markers.  I handed them out about an hour before we got to Rob's parents house.  Because Riley was in the very back of the car, we didn't see that she was just coloring all over herself.  I did see the stuff on her face and then we took the markers, but when we got to La Grande, we discovered her arm.  Ha ha!  The marker came off just fine when we went swimming at the hotel that night.  :)

 When we got to the house, we were greeted by Uncle Duncan and a sword fight.  

 The kids loved it!

 Then of course, the girls headed right downstairs to try on the costumes.  We forgot to make sure they were all put back away, so we didn't get to go back down the next time, but it was fun for a little while. 

 Even Riley got into it.  Her red nose matched her dress.  They also love these big building blocks on the back porch.

 Then grandpa told the kids they could harvest his onions.  Rob is so jealous of these huge onions his dad grew!  They were so big!  Ours always turn out really small.

Thanks for letting them pick the onions!  

 After church on Sunday.

 Sadie found some fun glasses.  I think she makes them look great!

 Then we went down to Riverside park.  It was really hot, so I got our spray bottle out of the car and kept spraying people down to keep them cool.  

 We usually stay clear of the river, but this time we took the kids down there.  They loved it and wished we had brought our swimming suits.

 We saw some little fish in there too.  Zac was just in heaven throwing rocks and sticks.

 We crossed the bridge...then turned around and came back.  ha ha.

 In the hotel, the girls all slept on the floor (they wanted to!) and I found this one of the nights.  Cute girls sharing a pillow...although later on that night Riley woke up crying because she couldn't find her pillow.  Ha ha.  I had to go help her steal it back from Sadie.  :)

The next morning, we woke up and headed to Portland....

1 comment:

Laurel said...

I'm amazed your kids do so well on long drives!