Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A Week of Fun With Grandma & Grandpa

My parents came to visit last week and we had so much fun with them!!! These tiny little pictures are of us at Cannon Beach. I don't know why I can't make them bigger on here. Grrr. Anyway, it was 98 degrees in Portland that day and we decided we needed to get to the coast! It was a gorgeous day in the 70's there and we walked in the water and dug around in the sand. Brighton had a great time...for the most part. At one point we were walking along the edge of the water and Bri lost her balance and fell in. Let's just say that she didn't like that too much! The water out there is freezing! Her dress was drenched so she spent the rest of her day at the beach in her diaper. She wanted nothing to do with the water after that. I'm hoping she has forgotten about her little incident since we will be at the beach in California in a couple of weeks.

I have the best parents (not that I'm biased or anything) and we all loved spending the week with them. Besides the coast, we also went to the rose gardens, the gorge, shopping, and we even had a grown up night downtown. We also had a lot of time to just hang around the house to talk and play games. My Dad and I smoked Don and my Mom in Rook again...and again...and again!! Not to rub it in or anything. Ha. ;) Brighton loved having her Grandma and her Papa (as she calls him) here. For a few days after they left, anywhere we would go she would ask if they were coming with us. I've said it a thousand times and I'll probably say it a thousand more, but I really wish we all lived closer! Sigh. Someday.

In case it's not totally clear, in the clip below Bri is saying "I love to dance! I love to dance! I love it! I love to dance!"
Whether she is outside, in the kitchen, or at the grocery store, sometimes she just feels the need to start dancing around singing about her love for dance. Such a little free spirit. I love it.


Bri!!! said...

I feel ya on the whole wishing you lived closer to grandparents...sigh. I'm sure it will be even a bigger deal once Caleb finally decides to come. Yup, still pregnant and 5 days over.

The Fear Fam said...

I'm glad your parents got to visit.

The video or Brighton is adorable!


Johnson Family said...

Ash- I am so glad that you found our blog! Your little girl is so cute!! Can't tell how her momma is can you? It will be fun to keep in touch!

Haskins said...

I am so glad that your parents came up to visit! Looks like fun!! Yeah I love your side thing that is cool!

Lewis News said...

We wished they lived closer too! We say it a hundred times a month- "how nice would it be if they would move back!" I don't think your mom or dad would go for that! They are missin' out on living by us or you aren't they!!!!!

Becky said...

It's always so great when grandparents visit! We wished we lived closer too. What a beautiful hike you went on! I love how prepared Brighton is. You just never know when a string of beads is going to come in handy. :)

Maren said...

"I love to dance!" That had me smiling for a while.
It is hard to be away from family (90 percent of the time). We like where we are, but that is definitely the struggle part of it.
You are in such a pretty place.