Friday, September 25, 2009

A Trip To Oregon

We recently returned from a trip to Oregon. We spent the first week with my parents in Corvallis, then I left to go to Denver for a work trip and Adria and the boys spent the second week with her parents in Portland.

We had a good trip. Here are some pictures from it.

A day in Newport
We had a fun time at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Thomas liked looking at the fish a little bit, but he liked to walk around and scuff his feet on the gravel pathways even more.


Thomas didn't want to try out the touch pool, but Adria, and Grandpa and Grandma liked it.


After lunch we were planning on going to the beach, but the boys fell asleep in the car so we visited the Yaquina Head Lighthouse instead. Grandma and Grandpa stayed in the car while Adria and I climbed to the top. It was interesting to learn about the history of lighthouses.


Here is Thomas playing with a toy shark that the waitress at lunch gave him. I named him "Sharky"


Corvallis
The boys also had fun in and around Corvallis. They had fun at the park:




And they had lots of fun playing the old toys at Grandma's house. Thomas spent a lot of time linking the cars together in a string and pulling them around.


Cannon Beach
One day while Adria and the boys were in Portland, Grandpa and Grandma Davis took them to Cannon Beach. They had a good time, although it took Thomas a little bit to decide that he liked the beach. Isaiah seemed to like it from the start.



Here is a slideshow of all the pictures from our trip:

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Alaska State Fair 2009

I took the boys to the state fair this week, to take advantage of the last bit of summer weather. We saw more huge veggies (last week at the u-pick farm we bought a zuccini the size of a watermellon for a little more than a dollar, but I thought of making it into muffins before I thought of taking a picture of it)...


...cuddly animals (Thomas especially enjoyed the ones whose language he speaks)...




...and racing pigs.