Saturday, July 4, 2009

1st stop: Corvallis

We had the best time in Oregon!! After we flew in we drove to Corvallis to spend a few days there before heading back to Portland. We stayed with Chrysta (my best friend from high school) most of the time and spent one night with my aunt Peggy. I spent 5 days with Chrysta and oddly enough, this is the only picture that we took together.
This is seriously the best picture we could get of Graham with Chrysta's girls. Pretty sad huh?
One of the days we were there, we went downtown to the fountains where kids play in them. Chrysta's girls loved them.
Graham did not enjoy the festivities quite as much. He didn't want to be anywhere near the water but was ok watching the other kids run around. If only he could walk, things like this might be more fun. Unfortunately, he is showing no interest at all at having to use his legs to get around and is still trying to master his scoot/shuffle/crawl thing he has going (I'll be posting a video of that soon).
We got to pick cherries at my Aunt Peggy's house. It was so nice to be able to go to the backyard to get fresh fruit! While we were in Oregon, we picked and ate cherries, raspberries and blueberries. It was so great. I think we need to plant some fruit tree's in our backyard here (and by "our backyard" I think we all know I mean Elliot's parents backyard that we look out through our basement window).
The day after we got to Corvallis, we celebrated Fathers Day. Graham was so excited to get the party started, he woke up at 5:00 in the morning. I got up with him and considered that Elliot's Fathers Day gift. That's fair, right?

Everywhere we went on this trip, Graham had a friend to entertain him. It was so great. Here he is with his second cousin (I think that's right?) Katarina.
Chrysta's oldest girl Eva loved him. She read to him, played with him and generally kept him busy while I sat on the couch being lazy. Does it get better then that? I'm in serious need of a pre-schooler in my house. Anyone know of one that's available?
And since Blogger sucks (why can I no longer move pictures around????) here are some airplane pictures a little out of order. Graham did pretty well on the way there. He slept for about an hour of the 5 hour flight and the rest of the time he tried to find things to stick in his mouth.


SA said...

It looks like you guys had a great time on your trip! I love all of the pictures.....I also can't believe that you and Elliot have been married for 4 years already! Time flies......give me a call soon or a text and I will call you so we can catch up.
ps I still want to eat Graham's cheeks.

Mitchell Family said...

Umm...I happen to know of a preschooler who is available and LOVES to go to "Twacy's" house. Just let me know when you want her!