July 22, 2006 Early morning Play-Doh fun (remember, our day had a VERY early start)
Toast and strawberry jam for breakfast - yum! Look at all those BALLOONS! Bob the Builder cake (by great aunt Barb...and she IS a great aunt!) Zach with great granddad Putting Calvin into his (Zach's, not Calvin's) new chair
Opening of the loot A rad new "bike" And the coup de grace: a hel-LA (Zachspeak for helicopter) We can always count on Bronco gear from Uncle J! Trying the new wheels This picture cracks me up... jumping on (and off) the Bounce Around (while daddy is still trying to finish inflating it) And finishing the day with a snuggle in bed with Calvin. What a great day!
July 2006 Multnomah Falls, second take We attempted to visit the falls on our way TO the coast, but Zachary had a major tantrum (of unknown origin - TOUO) so we abandoned our plans. This time, things went much better... ..at least before the train came along (directly overhead) and scared the holy beejezus out of the dogs--so they never made it to see the falls. They were so traumatized we had to take them back to the car. The falls - beautiful! Us at the falls Camping at the casino in Pendleton--they have an RV park there! Performing water experiments
A VERY tired little boy (we put the camp pillows beside his head to support his neck somewhat...it looked a little silly, but seemed to work all right) The picture he would kill me for posting...but it's so cute... And then....we were finally home. We loved vacation, but were so happy to be home!
July 2006 A boy and his dog Zach has decided that walking the dogs looks like a lot of fun...and when they behave (rarely), it is fun.
A boy and his daddy I really love this shot Marching on the beach ...and marching... ...and climbing the mini-dunes on Agate Beach... I love this shot of the dogs A boy and his dog, part 2 Someone dug a cool hole on the beach, and Zach had fun climbing in and out of it Another "hole" shot
Altho he's only two, he MUST have known it was a special day because we've been up since 530 AM...I think he wanted to ring in the exact moment of his birth or something.
We've already played with bubbles, played in the skychair, eaten oatmeal and a banana, watched an episode of Little Einsteins 3 times, played with some misc. toys, played with PlayDoh, chased Calvin (oh, did I forget to mention we got a new kitten last nite???), laughed at the dogs, crawled into bed with daddy, crawled out of bed with daddy, and now are exploring a magnet and a metal clip...fascinating.
July 2006 We went to the Tillamook Air Museum and Zach absolutely loved it (so did daddy). We saw planes, planes,... and more planes! You get a sense of scale from this shot
The camels represented something about Iraq...how many missions flown, I believe Sitting in a helicopter training cockpit ...and a jet fighter cockpit Absolute heaven for a little boy who LOVES buttons, knobs and switches!
And of course, no trip to Tillamook is complete without visiting the ice cream and cheese factory! Yum Sweet chocolatey goodness!
What a face! And to end the day, we found a playground where we got out to run around a little bit. This is Zach practicing one of his moves from gymnastics--hanging on a bar.