Thursday, September 2, 2010

Catch Up Time!

You many not have noticed, but I have been on a major blogging hiatus the last month or so. We have just been so busy this summer. The good news is, I have tons to blog about. The bad news is, I haven’t had the time to blog!

The biggest reason I have been busy is because (surprise, surprise) we moved at the end of July. This time our move was only a few minutes away instead of out of state. I thought this would be easier, but I think it only made the process longer and slower. Instead of packing and cleaning in one day, we did it in a week and it got old!


We love our new place. Especially the dishwasher (hooray!), the third bedroom, and the little fenced backyard for Nathan. I was worried he would have a hard time adjusting and not sleep well but he has been sleeping great! Actually, he may be sleeping a little too well.


I feel bad though because he has had to entertain himself a lot lately since I have been so busy packing and unpacking. The poor kid is forced to pick out his own outfits and watch movies by himself. (Whenever he sees those orange boots, he insists I put them on him so he can wear them all day.)


Right after we moved, we headed to the coast with my family for a few days. We all stayed in a nice little house in Lincoln City and had a great time relaxing. This was Ryan’s first view of the Pacific Ocean and Nathan’s first view of any ocean at all. I tried to warn him, but I think Ryan was still surprised it wasn’t blue and warm like the Atlantic. Nathan loved the sand but wasn’t too sure about all the water swarming at him.



We spent our time playing on the beach together (even though it was chilly).


Nathan with Leslie and Papa



With Uncle Ryan and Uncle Jesse (we missed Uncle Kevin!)



Nana trying to keep Nathan warm


Playing in the “World’s Shortest River”. Nathan preferred this warmer, slower water to the ocean.

We also visited the Tillamook Cheese Factory while we were in town. Of course!


The viewing rooms were closed, which was disappointing, but I’m not going to deny that I was just there for the ice cream! Ryan rode his bike the 40 miles there while the rest of us drove. I think he’s the only one who earned the calories! Still, no one was going to keep me from my Chocolate Peanut butter ice cream. No one.


Nathan loved the cheese samples and all the pictures of cows. He spent his time says “oo oo” (moo moo) and eating extra sharp cheddar (too sharp for me!)


We couldn’t help it.


We also had some fun in the gift shop.

We also spent a day in Newport where we toured Ripley’s Believe it or Not (it was a little too dark and scary for Nathan) and watched a bunch of sea lions lounge.


We came home to a messy house full of boxes but we had so much fun, it was worth it!


My Grandma Betty was in Washington visiting my family so we headed up there for a few days in the middle of August. IMG_0832

We went to a concert in the park. Nathan loved dancing and running around.


We also went to the zoo and the Farmer’s Market and played at home.




We head back up to Washington next weekend to go to the Puyallup Fair!


Beck said...

I LOVE th Tillamook cheese factory! Oh, I miss it! But it looks like such a fun and busy summer. :)

AlixSteele said...

How fun! The beach looks like it was such a lovely trip. And I didn't know you had a thrid bedroom! I'll really have to take a trip out there sometime now.