Sunday, July 26, 2009

Off to Washington

Thursday, Scott, Will, & I flew up to Washington to visit my brother, Rich, & his family for a few days.
Arrived in Portland airport (Rich lives on the border of Washington & Oregon):Sitting in a shopping cart like a big boy for the first time - he did great!Meeting Spencer and Daisy: every time Daisy walked in the room, Will would start squealing & panting out of excitement - I don't know what it is, but Will LOVES dogs:A very unattractive picture of my child that I couldn't help sharing - he looks like Sloth from "Goonies":
Will has finally traded in his army crawl for a big boy crawl:
Brandon & Spencer:
Rich w/ Will: Rich has always been a softy for babies:

Friday afternoon, we drove down to Portland where they have this BEAUTIFUL place with 50 miles worth of trails - there were tons of runners & bikers there enjoying the great outdoors
Look how green everything is:Rich & Becky with their kids (oldest to youngest): Brandon, Spencer, Chase, & Kailee
I was amazed that Will stayed awake as long as he did on our little hike - he should have been asleep an hour before this, but managed to stay awake until about 3 minutes before we got back to the car:
He was startled awake, but quickly dozed off again:
Waiting for the food:Playing with his cousins - all of Rich & Becky's kids absolutely love children - they are all so good with them:

Getting ready to head out for the day:
Downtown Portland - on our way to Saturday Market:
Making music at one of the vendor's stations:

Hitting daddy's head:
In a little park outside the Art Museum:

We had such a wonderful time visiting Rich & his family - we can't wait to go back again.


  1. Looks like you had a great time. Those where beautiful pictures of your hike. Will is way too cute!

  2. Those are five of the most beautiful children I've ever seen! Do they look like their Nana?

  3. I love the picture of Will in the shopping cart, he is a stud and always has a grin on his face!

  4. It sounds like you guys had so much fun. I can't believe how grown up everyone is. I still think of them being 12 and 7.

  5. I love the picture of will sleeping at the end of the hike. SO cute.


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