Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A week in Oregon and a Toddler

We had a fabulous week with Grandma Frann, Grandpa Lee, Uncle Seth, Auntie Lora, Uncle Jake, Oscar and Livy! It is so fun to be together with the family for that long and have the kids interact. Oscar and Livy love baby Tori and there were a lot of hugs and kisses to go around! I loved cuddling with Liv and playing with Oscar! Jason of course played (two story hide and seel and tag!) with the little ones so much I am pretty sure that he didn't gain an ounce while we munched on everything that our heart desired (my mom's house is always stocked and then there is Jake's amazing Indian food...mmm....). Hopefully I will get some of Lora's pictures. She got better ones than I did this trip. For some reason mine were really fuzzy. Anyway, here are some of the highlights.

Tori with Grandma and Grandpa. Tori loves to play with Grandpa and loves to cuddle with Grandma (especially in her chair with a good book!).

My Mom bought a pool for the little munchkins for the backyard. It was definitely a hit! Tori wasn't so sure of the cold water. I will say that she lasted about 20 minutes only getting her feet wet. But Oscar and Livy were in there for about an hour and a half! Tori resorted to playing with a bucket and a bowl of water
We also had our dinner with the Gabels' at Red Robin. I thought that this one was a cute one of Livy and Madyson. Livy sat long enough for me to do her hair in piggies! Isn't she adorable?! She is Lora's clone!

Tori's new pastime: taking down all of Grandma's videos and playing with them....
One of our favorite days was going to Washington Park and playing at the playground. We were there for 2 hours! Tori loved the swings and walking around the huge jungle gym.
Of course if you are at Washington Park you have to see the beautiful Rose Garden...the Roses were magnificent!

And of course... the moment you have all been waiting for...Tori walking! HURRAY! I thought the day would never come, but here it is! She is crazy and walks all over the place, but you have to instigate it...she still much more prefers crawling. As you can see she loves to walk on the table and can walk long distances (I think her record is 20 steps!) Seriously...she should have been taking her first "steps" a long time ago!
WE MISS OUR FAMILY SOOOO MUCH! Thanks for letting us steal Dad for a couple of days Mom!


Doreen said...

So glad you "found" me Kendra! You have a beautiful family.

BreAnne and Trevor said...

Hey Kendra...alright I found you on facebook and now I found your cute blog:) It's so fun looking at how your little girl has grown, time flies!