Well, it's been a long time since we blogged but let's just move past that and carry on. There will be some catch-up posting, but for now here's a photo of Kennedy and Oliver watching a show yesterday (Horton Hears a Who). Oliver laughed like crazy which of course made us all laugh.
We're taking a blogging break. We will return to posting in a few weeks.
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Bike Ride and Bubble Blowing
C. K. and I took a nice bike ride Saturday afternoon along the East side esplanade to the Springwater corridor trail, over the Sellwood bridge and then made our way back onto the waterfront before heading back to the east side via the Hawthorne bridge and heading home. After dinner he took Oliver and Kennedy out for some bubble blowing and chasing--a good way to wind down their day.
Labels: Bean; C.K.
More Mango Leather
I know we've talked about mango leather and how both kids love it, but here's another photo of Oliver eating a piece of it. By the time the photo was snapped it was nearly all devoured.
Labels: Oliver Del
Oliver in a Drawer / Toy Box
We keep a lot of Oliver's toys in the drawers under our futon and often in the mornings we will find him just sitting in the drawer going through the various toy options while Kennedy watches a morning program.
We are enjoying some warmer weather here and have been out and about but not too many pics have been taken. Here's Kennedy at her watering duties. She likes this task a lot.
We managed to get one of the last bags of seaweed chips at our local grocery store. Kennedy was thrilled. Oliver really likes this snack too.
Oliver continues to teeth but is otherwise enjoying the longer days and warmer weather activities.
Skuut, Duck Feeding and Playing with the Grandparents Anderson
Sunday morning Susan and I took the kids to the waterfront and tried Kennedy out skuut riding on the multi-use path. She had a lot of fun and learned about the rules of riding (stay to the right, don't cross without looking, ...)
We joked that it was a lot like when she learned how to walk. She stopped ever so often to look at things along the way. Here she is climbing some boulders.
She loved the statue of Vera Katz (Portland's former beloved Mayor) only she stuck her finger in the eye of the statue and when we expressed displeasure she said "It's okay, it's only a statue and the statue can't feel me poking its eye."
Oliver rode mostly in the stroller. We let him out on one of Kennedy's stops and he ran so fast down the path that he lost balance and got a goose egg on his forehead. Can you see it?
The Grandparents Anderson came over later in the evening. We went duck feeding and ate dinner. Here's Grandpa Anderson with Oliver. They are playing with a toy camera.
Labels: Beans; Anderson Family
Sandbox Play and a Bee Sting
We hurried back from camping, cleaned up and went to a friend's baby shower. The kids were drawn to this sandbox in the back yard. Here's a photo of Oliver.
Kennedy played for a bit then went walking about. She stepped on a bee and got her first sting. It was pretty traumatic. Susan put some baking soda and water mixture on it and we watched her for about 15 minutes to make sure she wasn't allergic. Once this happended it was pretty much party-over as poor Kennedy was in a good deal of pain. We headed out and spent a quiet evening at home. It's all better now.
We loaded up and drove to Stubb Stewart State Park for a brief camping trip. The park is only 30 miles away from Portland making it easy to get in and out. Susan's cousins Katrina (and Kelly) and Kirkland joined us at the site for camping, hot dog cooking and smores. Here's Kirkland with Oliver.
And here's Katrina.
Kennedy enjoyed the availability of a small park.
Oliver had a hard time going to sleep so we carried him around in the ergo for a while.
Labels: Our Family
We went duck feeding earlier this week. Kennedy so loves this activity.
On this visit we were pleased to see ducklings. The geese, not so much. They're nice to look at, but are aggressive feeders and their honking scares Kennedy.