Thursday, August 25, 2011

Gift in the Mail

Isaiah loves to go to the mailbox with Mommy in the afternoons.  Recently when we walked to the mailbox together he found a gift!  He carried his special gift all the way home.  Once we were home he opened the envelop to find dinosaur pj's and a green shirt to match his green shoes!  They both fit great and he (and I) love them!  Thanks Aunt Jolene (and Uncle Lance...sorry I didn't included you on the thank you video).

Second Zoo Trip in August

The week after my birthday Isaiah and I went to the zoo again.  We meet three other mommy's and their kids.  The kids ranged from 1 and 1/2 to 2 and 1/2 years old.  It was fun, but a little zooish- ha!.  We tried to keep the kids in the strollers, but it was difficult to see the animals from the strollers, so the kids wanted out... and once they were out, they were out!  Four toddlers being out and about didn't allow for getting the best pictures, but we did have a good time with our friends!


We have had MANY parks trips this summer.  Here are a few pictures from two park visits in early and mid August.  At the beginning of the summer Isaiah really liked the slides, but now it seems he really likes the swings.  He has been requesting more park trips so I am sure there will still be  MANY park trips (even after I go back to teaching from 8-12 starting next week0. 

I started riding the tire swing and then Isaiah and Campbell decided to join me too.  We all had fun on the tire swing!
These animal statues are at a park behind our library.  When I first put Isaiah on, he was unsure and very carefully studied the animal.
Isaiah enjoyed another type of swing...although I think I spun him a little too fast and he got a little dizzy so that made him a little unhappy.
Isaiah sitting on the dog.
Isaiah petting the dog.
Isaiah liked giving the dog loves.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mommy's Old Toys

My parents are in the process of going through things at their house in order to hopefully have an easier time selling their house.  During my birthday weekend we found my Precious Places toys from when I was younger.  We pulled them out so that I could go through them and decide what I wanted to keep.  While they were out we decided to see what Isaiah thought of them...and he liked them!  He thought it was fun to play with the houses and keys.  I love that Isaiah loves his Mommy's toys!


Happy 29th Birthday To Me!

We celebrated my birthday by going to the zoo.  Since it was Saturday and parking at the zoo on a Saturday is next to impossible we decided to ride the MAX.  Isaiah was very excited to ride the train!
Waiting for the MAX to arrive...except when the train came we realized we were on the wrong side.
Once we got to the right side another train came and we boarded the train...Isaiah was very busy watching!
When looking for the seals, Isaiah found one and shouted, "Big fish". 
Isaiah had fun looking at the seals.
"Go Go Upstairs"

A couple other funny Isaiah saying from the zoo were when he saw the sea otter and called it a penguin and when he asked to go, go inside the polar bear exhibit.  The polar bears were being fed fish and I think he thought it was interesting.

This picture is for you Pops...can I feed the monkey M&M's?

Isaiah called this orangutan a lion... I think because it was so hairy!

We also enjoyed the zoo train...Isaiah had fun on this train too!

We had a fun time at the zoo and then meet Nonna and Pops for dinner at Pastini for a yummy birthday dinner.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ipod Touch In The Laundry Basket

This title makes me think of the game Clue...and guesses such as the Revolver in the Library.  But, no Isaiah can't play Clue yet...someday though!

Meanwhile, this is what Isaiah likes to do while Mommy folds laundry.

Ah to be a kid, and be small enough to snuggle with your blanket and ipod touch in a laundry basket!

July 25-July 29 Week of Vacation

Travis took a week of vacation between finishing at George Fox and starting at PacifiCorp.  We didn't end up going away for our vacation but did enjoy several activities fairly close to home.  Here are a few of the highlights from our week.

On Monday Grandma and Grandpa were here until afternoon (Isaiah's nap time). We enjoyed hanging out around the house.  Travis had his last class for the summer (he is currently on a break from school until September. )

On Tuesday we went raspberry picking.

 On Tuesday afternoon Travis went to the social security office and was able to get Isaiah's name changed on his social security card.  We were finally able to finish this task as we have his passport and his certificate of citizenship.  Yeah, all of Isaiah's adoption paperwork is complete!

On Wednesday morning we work on a few house projects.  Travis built me a few shelves in our entry closest that are going to be used as a small pantry.  Travis had a dentist appointment in the afternoon.  We went to Busters BBQ for dinner with Nonna and Pops.

On Thursday we went to the beach...  We started by going to Lincoln City.  We got to the beach around lunch time.  We tried a new restaurant called Humble Pie Pizza.  It was an interesting place, but pretty good food.  Then we went to the outlet malls and got a few good deals.  When we finally went down to the beach it was SUPER windy!  If was difficult to get good pictures as sand was pelting us.

We weren't on the beach for long beach it was seriously very miserable getting pelted by sand.  Travis was convinced that the weather is better at somehow he convinced me to also go to Seaside.  Since it was another hour and half drive in the car...I got a starbucks coffee to distract me.  It worked for awhile...I am so not a good car rider!

But I guess it was all worth it because Seaside was a lot more fun than Lincoln City (at least on this day).  Isaiah LOVED riding on the carousel.

 We also enjoyed walking around the Seaside shops.  While in the Seaside toy store we found a tiny giraffe.  We showed Isaiah and he really liked it so we decided to invest the 49 cents and get a tiny giraffe to entertain our boy (yes, to this day we still have and know where tiny giraffe is).
Meet the newest member of our family...ha, I guess he is just a fun toy!

Isaiah is holding tiny giraffe and giving him a hug in this precious!

It was less windy at Seaside and the sand is MUCH softer.  We had a great time enjoy the Oregon Coast!

On Friday we enjoyed most of our day at home.  In the evening we meet us with some friends.  The girls, Sarah and I got to enjoy dinner out while the boys, Josh and Travis took care of the kids.

On Saturday we enjoyed the town of Newberg.  In the morning we watched the Old Fashion Parade.  On Saturday evening we enjoyed the fireworks show.

It was so nice to have a week of family vacation tune even if it was a stay-cation.