Monday, September 28, 2009

Welcome to Oregon Lex!

So my sister Alexis is starting her PhD this fall at Oregon State. Woo-hoo! That means she will just be an hour and a half away for the next three years. We are so excited to have her so close! My parents drove up to help her move in so we got to spend a few days with them too. As always, it was so great to see them!
We had fun at the Oregon State game (even though they lost) and Bri was a trooper (even though she's not much of a football fan).
Brighton LOVES her grandparents! She hasn't stopped talking about them since they left. Come back soon! We miss you!
My parents brought down my bike and Brighton thinks it is the greatest thing in the world that the grownups in her life can ride bikes with her now.

Lexi turned 26 yesterday! Brighton insisted the cake be orange (Lexi's favorite color), she also made her an orange card with orange stickers, picked out these lovely birthday hats, which have an orange stripe on them, and some balloons (she made sure a couple of them had orange on them as well). She's also been talking about an orangey, sparkly, fancy dress that she was going give Lex for quite some time. For those of you who know my sister, you know she is really into sparkly things...and fancy dresses. We never did find the perfect sparkly orange dress. Sorry to disappoint Lex. Maybe next year.

As soon as one person's birthday ends, Brighton asks whose is next and begins the party planning immediately. She has been pumped for Lex's orange themed b-day since Don's Spiderman party was over a month ago. This girl LOVES birthdays! So if anyone needs a good party planner, you know who to call.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Camping in the Rain

Over Labor Day weekend, we met up with Bren, Megh, Ellie, and Cameron in Crescent City for a little camping trip. It was a little crazy with all of the rain, but we still had a great time together! Growing up we always camped far away from civilization with no running water in sight. This camping trip, however, was just outside of town at a KOA campground. Not quite the quiet serenity you get when you are secluded in the mountains somewhere, but with little kids, camping with a "K" wasn't so bad. It was nice to have a playground within sight of our campsite and potties near by. :)

Brighton loves her cousin Ellie and they had a blast playing princesses and fairies. All of our clothing changed colors, got polka dotted, and striped quite a few times by the fairies and their stick magic wands. Gotta love three year old imaginations. Brighton loves to change Don's clothes into PINK. She thinks it is so hilarious. Sometimes she even makes his clothes sparkley...even more hilarious. Gotta love her three year old sense of humor.

One day when it was pouring rain on us, we got in the car and drove to Brookings, where it was 75 degrees and sunny so we did get to play on a sunny beach after all!