Wednesday, April 29, 2009

How do you celebrate being 21 weeks pregnant?

By going hiking...of course! Two weekends ago we decided to be adventurous and go hiking the Multnomah Falls. We couldn't pass it up- it was one of those (rare) beautiful sunny days in Portland, and we only live about 15-20 minutes away, so thought "why not"! Thank goodness we were wearing what we were because it was chilly. Sure it may have been 18 degrees, but when you have the cold spray from the falls, and shadowy trees are everywhere...let's just say Dustin didn't need to be wearing his sunglasses, and Eden could have used a pair of mittens! Overall, we had a great time. Dustin never asked me to carry both of his children, he had Eden on his back the whole way- switchback over switchback. It was a good workout! Here are some pictures of our very well documented adventure.

Right before we started the long walk up


And we ended up where the flash is!




Walking across the bridge-getting soaked by the spray


Check out those muscular calves :)


Walking


More walking


Kinsey in a cave


Eden looks freaked out because she's dangling over the edge of a cliff...does this remind anyone else of a Michael Jackson incident...jk!


High fives! I love these two little best friends!


I don't know why I'm doing a weird scrunchy face-but everyone else looks cute! Eden is pointing at a dog...as per use.


Aren't they cute together?!!




I love that everything is COVERED in moss! It was so beautiful up here!


Eden wanted to run off by herself- but everything here was a little bit too "slippy" (as Bear Grylls would say...I love that word!)




This was the view from the top!




I'm sure we'll be doing this hike a lot over the next couple of years. It was a fun family adventure! And you can come with us WHEN you come visit. Who am I talking to?...more like who aren't I talking to. Chances are if you're reading this, I want you to come visit!

Oh- last one- here I am with our fun little tiny (who I'm realizing wears this sweater a lot) taking the 20.5 week bump picture.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It doesn't get cuter than this!

This was from a few weeks ago- just a little impromptu video of Eden telling us some of her words.


video

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I know I'm a little behind...but here was our Easter weekend!!!

Here's that little behind I was talking about!



We had a GREAT Easter weekend! On Friday, it was family cheap night at the pool. We had never been swimming on family night....and I don't know if we ever will again! The place was a ZOO! Probably made worse by the fact that they had an easter egg hunt about 15 minutes before we got there. It was just a sea of scantily clad people. I was sad we missed the eggs though, Eden would have LOVED that. But we didn't go home empty handed! There was also movie promotions at he pool that night- The Tale of Despereaux (on DVD), and 17 Again. They do weird things in America! But here is what we ended up with:
a beach ball, a tank top, a sweat band, lip gloss, a lunch box, and mouse ears! I also had a Zac Efron poster, but Dustin didn't want me to hang it in our bedroom- so I left it at the pool! Anyway- we had a great night. It's so fun watching Eden at the pool. She loves swimming!



Saturday morning we went to a community Eater egg hunt in Wood Village. It was cold, but fun! And get this...the Easter bunny came...by helicopter! They had different age groups for the egg hunt- which was great. Eden's group went first (the 2 and under). One parent per child was allowed to help. It was so funny watching these adorable little wabbly walkers try to get to the eggs! Some of the parents went a little crazy- dragging their child by the arm, desperately trying to get as many eggs as possible. I even saw one Mom get in trouble! Eden loved picking up the eggs and putting them in her basket. Her favorite part was finding out there was chocolate in them! Yummers!

Here she is playing at the park before the Easter bunny arrived!








Here comes the Easter Bunny!


I wish I would have taken video of this- it was SO funny!










On Easter Sunday, we woke up and went to church. It was a great meeting. The program was all about the life of our Savior. When we came home, we decided to take a few family pictures. Eden in her new Easter dress (thanks Dida- Cathy!) she wore the pearls too!







I LOVE her face in this one!








Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend too!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Our last hoo-raw...

But before I start writing about that...just to clarify:



We were surprised at how many people missed the fine print on the ultrasound pictures!


We had such a great time with Dustin during his first 2 week quarter break. We were sad that it had to end, but now he's already into his second week back and life (as we know it) is getting back to normal again. On the last Saturday before school started back up again, we decided to make a road trip to Cannon beach. BEST IDEA EVER!!! We had such a great time. We're not in love with America- but we could live in Cannon Beach. Dustin could open up a cute little practice, Eden and I would become professional kite flyers, and baby Gill (that's only his in the womb name...don't worry...) could be a pro surfer (sorry for stealing your dream Griff!). Ahhh, doesn't that sound wonderful. I'm so lucky to have such a great imagination! Anyway, Cannon Beach- we miss you, but we'll be back to visit again. And if anyone decides to come visit us- we'll take you there!!! Don't even get me started on the seafood... Best fish and chips ever! I still dream about the halibut. And they have a cute little candy shop where they make world famous salt water taffy....with a sample bucket!!! Alright, I don't know how I could possibly entice you more to come visit- so I'll cut it off here and get to more pictures.






Eden's favorite part! She just kept saying "Woooooh"!!!


She almost caught him...


ABORT ABORT!!! You're in the danger zone!!!





I love this one!


Dustin put this picture up on his facebook- and for the caption he wrote "Eden checkin' out the sea shells while Mom is practicing for I'm a little teapot." I haven't laughed that hard in a while!


She's so glam!


Trying to sleep- but Mama keeps making me laugh!








That will be me flying that kite one day...


Famous Haystack rock. "Hey you guys..." if you don't know what I'm talking about it's time to watch 'The Goonies' again!