There were a couple of positive things that happened this week. Mommy got to play bridge on Tuesday with Grandpa Randy, so that means we all got to have dinner first. I sat on the table and chewed Grandpa's napkin while the adults talked! Then on Wednesday was Grammy's birthday. Happy Birthday Grammy!! Did you enjoy the phone call and out of tune Happy Birthday song? One other neat thing that happened this weekend is that Daddy went to a "Wine and Cheese" event at Marylhurst to meet some of his classmates and professors.
Daddy got creative and played around with some of the settings on our new camera! (He even got so excited about one picture that he fell into a pool of water with his new tennis shoes on!)
Mommy, "More Megan" and me!
The other theme of our weekend was food! We took a stroll through memory lane to all the places Mommy and Megan used to eat when they lived together in grad school, including Papaya Thai, Gino's to celebrate Grammy's birthday, and of course Dairy Queen for Blizzards! We also tried a place that was new to everyone: Voodoo Doughnuts!!! They have all kinds of crazy doughnut flavors--topped with cereal, peanut butter, even bacon!
Unfortunately we had to say goodbye to Megan and Phill on Sunday morning. Thanks for coming guys--we had a great time!!
Then Mommy and Daddy were so overstuffed from the food (and did I mention the wine?) that they decided to ease their guilt and go for a hike. So, we went as a family to Silver Falls. We did a 5.1 mile hike and saw 6 different waterfalls!
I started off excited....
But as the hike wore on I got tired....
Mommy held me almost all of the way in the front pack even though it is not always easy to carry me. I don't exactly hold still anymore! Some of the time I was eating my toes, and at one point I grabbed Daddy's hand and we held hands for quite a ways. This caused both him and Mommy to have to walk cockeyed, but it was so cute that they did it for me!
I do have to say, though,we are an adventurous family....most of the other hikers just did the easy, shorter loop, but we were in it for the long haul! We even walked behind the "lower south falls" where there is no guard rail and you can look down over the falls! Mommy was nervous and asked Daddy if our life insurance policy is all paid up! We give Silver Falls a two-thumbs up, A+ rating. We cannot wait to go back there again, maybe even when it is hot next summer so we can go swimming in the pools.
Hope everyone has a good week! Please cross your fingers that I get used to my new teeth and feel like sleeping this week!! Now that Daddy is officially a graduate student and Mommy is doing contract work, we need to be well rested!