Friday, June 28, 2013

Splash Pads






It's summer wahoo! It's really warming up in the Pacific Northwest and so we have been trying to find things to do outside that will keep us cool. Camille and I found out there's like 7 different splash pads in Salem, so we have been trying them out. We have only been to 2 of them, but both were fun. These pictures are from our adventures at Riverfront and River Road park.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Portland Aquarium









Andrew had a couple days off from school, so we were trying to think of something fun we could do on a random Wednesday. So after scouring Groupon and finding a deal on the relatively new Portland Aquarium, we decided to try it out. It was really fun, but I think before people go they should know the following:

1) It's not in Portland. haha
2) It's a private aquarium, so it's not maintained by the city or ran by actual Marine Biologists.
3) The building it's located in used to be a steak house.
4) It's probably not worth the real price of admission, but with a Groupon why not?
5) If you are debating between the Newport and Portland-but-not-in-Portland aquarium... well, that's a silly debate. haha
6) If you want to pet/feed fish/rays/sharks then Portland it is! Oops I mean Milwaukee*.

Ok enough poking fun. 
We really did have a good time. So if you want to go some where new and you have a Groupon... go for it!

2013 Olys



The Lees.



7 years ago we graduated together, in this very spot.

Yay Miranda graduated! It was fun to be in the very stadium Austin and I graduated 7 years ago and Andrew 10 years ago (!!!) but now watching Miranda the last of the Lee kids- which still blows my mind because I remember how young she was when Austin and I started dating. I even remember watching the child graduate Elementary school! Ah! How are we so old?!

Daddy/Daughter Backyard Campout

Austin and I are starting to prepare for our upcoming move to Idaho, so we have been going through all of our stuff to organize, sell/donate or replace. While digging through a pile of stuff in the garage, we came across our tent that we bought shortly after we were married hoping we would be an outdoorsy camping couple. Well, the tent has yet to be used for "real" camping, but Austin did set it up for a daddy/daughter campout a couple of weeks ago. The two of them were so cute and excited for their "camping adventure". Before it got too dark, I snuck out and took a couple pictures of the camping duo.



Arnie- Maisie took it upon herself to give the cat a name.

I told her she could pick two animal friends, these were the lucky two.


And if you were wondering if she ever fell asleep, I made Austin provide proof...


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Coughing Song

One night last week after I had already put Maisie to bed, she was still awake when Austin came home.  Side note- It's not unusual for her to stay awake up to an hour after initial bed time because she has to talk and sing herself to sleep and sometimes it takes awhile for her to actually feel tired enough to close her eyes. Anyway, I had the baby monitor on and could hear her singing something, but I couldn't quite hear the words. Austin went downstairs to say goodnight and upon opening the door Maisie became silent and shy. Austin asked her what she was singing about and then she proceeded to sing a song she made up about having a cough- strange seeing how she hasn't had one in quite some time.

The next morning when she came into bed with us Austin asked her to sing the coughing song to me and instantly she sang the song she made up the night before perfectly, which is odd because she usually can't remember the words to her made up songs because she makes up too many to remember, but for some reason this one has stayed with her. She still sings it on a daily basis and gets everyone to crack up with her silly song writing skills.

I present to you... The Coughing Song:

If you would like to sing along, here are the lyrics:
You just have a cough
and it's out of sight. 
You need a drink of water
and a hune-a-fier.
 (aka the humidifier)

p.s only my child would actually say "out of sight" haha!