Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Mommy and Daddy's 8th Anniversary

(This is the view we had from the Portland City Grill, on the 30th Floor.)

Mommy and Daddy celebrated eight married years, today. It's funny how children interpret things; today, I refer to Vaughan's understanding of anniversaries. He told me that he thought that he and his brother should be able to go to dinner with Mommy and Daddy because going to dinner "was about us being happy that we had love," and he loved us, ergo, he should go. Smart thinking for a four year old. And after school, in the car, I mentioned I needed to hurry and get dressed when we got home, to which he asked, "Are you going to put on your wedding dress?!" Isn't that sweet? He has NO idea that only my left thigh would fit in that little thing.:)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Knights in "Shiny" Armor

These are the best days of my life...watching my boys pretend to be men, and their father enjoying them being his little boys...

Friday, March 27, 2009

Date Night For Mommy and Daddy

Yeah. Even though Mommy is on painkillers and anti-inflammatories for her back, she is not going to miss her date with Daddy. The boys are going to spend a great night of playing and movies with their new teachers, Mely and Tessa! A fun time will be had by all...and the adults may even have a "real" conversation that makes no mention of diapers or chocolate milk!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Playing at Jenkin's Estate Park

Today we went to the park with our neighbors, Aimee (kindergarten) and her mom, Atsuko (pronounced "atsco"). We ran around and climbed and swung to our hearts content. The boys had a great time with Aimee, playing chase and eating cookies. And Atsuko is so nice...you all would like her. She's from Japan and has been in Portland for nine years.

On a different note, I wanted to show this picture of the boys in the bathtub, from a few days ago. Vaughan has been asking for months for swimming goggles...So after OREOS, he and his brother are happy in the tub...goggles and all. Maybe Victoria Pearl is sending them telepathic swimming messages. Very coincidental, isn't it?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Boys' Bright Start

Vaughan and Nash started school today...thank goodness. They needed to get back into a routine! And mommy needed a break. They both did great and Vaughan even got a Spidey sticker for doing so well. Tomorrow we are meeting our neighbors at the park for some quality playtime and chocolate chip cookies! Let's hope the rain stays away...although mommy is not holding her breath.

Our First 30 Days In Portland

Well, it has been quite a month. The trip from Texas was very smooth, and very long. But we saw hills, deserts, rocks the size of the car, ocean, mountains, rain, sleet, snow, rainbows and sun. Marna was a very big help since she drove 2400 miles with us to our new home. Needless to say, the trip was hilarious and exhausting. She even let Jeremy and I go on a date since we hadn't seen each other without kids or family in about seven weeks.
The sand was fun to play with in Newport Beach, CA...and Marna was brave and got buckets of water for the sand castle-pies!
The very first night that the boys spent in the new house, they awoke to a snow-covered teeter-totter and swing set. Very cool!

Since then, Shift One Representative, Marna went back to Texas. But a day later, Aunt Sissy arrived. Shift Two began. Yea. She helped unpack a hundred boxes and keep me from getting too stressed. We had a lot of fun. We ate at Hot Lips Pizza (yum) and went to Uncle Paul's Farmer's Market for our fresh goodies. She left on a Wednesday and I was really sad to see her go...

Jeremy had his 39th birthday and we went out to dinner with the boys. Although, now I can't even remember where. But I'm sure it was tasty.

We've gotten most of the house in order. We've begun hanging up pictures and things...all very slowly, since Jeremy, the engineer, is such a perfectionist. I'm more of a point, aim, hammer- it looks good enough-kind.

Anyway, we've had some awesome donuts and burgers and are checking out new places every day. We hope you all will visit soon.