This summer, we made the decision to take our family vacation in Bend, OR. Bend is characterized by the high desert climate, notably different from the wetter climate on the west side of the Cascades (where Portland is), but its craft beer scene and its many options for outdoor adventure.
It was a pretty low-key affair and more than anything, it was just a good break from the everyday slog of life at home, but while we were there, we definitely took the opportunity to do some activities that we wouldn’t ordinarily be able to do.
For example, we took Ellie and Jack horseback riding which went really well. Jack definitely needed some convincing, but once he realised he was OK, he loved it up on the horse. Continue reading “Family vacation to Bend, OR [VIDEO]”
Last August, my sister (Ellie’s aunty) and my nephew (Ellie’s cousin) came to Oregon to visit us all.
During that time, we fit a lot in. We went to the Chinese Gardens, visited Powell’s, went to the coast, went up Mount Hood, enjoyed a jet boat ride on the Willamette and visited some wineries (naturally). Continue reading “Nicola & Max came to visit”
Since we hooked Ellie up with her “big girl bed” a few weeks ago, she’s started venturing out of her room once she’s awake in the morning. So, if we’re still dozy, she very sweetly comes up to us, rubs us on the arm to wake us up and then snuggles up in bed with us. It’s amazing.
The part that’s not amazing is when you left home several hours ago and she’s snuggling up with Mama and Jack instead of you. Continue reading “Snuggling up in bed with us”
With every time comes a hard goodbye. Ellie definitely wasn’t happy about saying goodbye. She had a great time with Shelly and misses her dearly. Continue reading “Saying goodbye to Aunty Shelly”
We are fortunate enough to have Ellie’s Aunty Shelly (Michelle) staying with us at the moment and it’s fair to say that Ellie is having a blasty blast playing with her. Continue reading “Playing with Aunty Shelly”
While we were playing in Ellie’s room today, she came and gave me a big snuggle while I was laying on the floor.
It was weird because she put her arms around me and she reached all the way around to my sides which made me realise just how big she’s getting! Continue reading “Those snuggling arms”
After Ellie and Jack’s first introduction two days ago, they’re really acclimatising to one another. This morning, when Ellie came into our room to see us and Jack, she had this adorable interaction with him. Continue reading “Ellie giving Jack cuddles and a handshake [VIDEO]”
Sometimes when you’re not feeling good or you’re tired, all that will suffice is to snuggle with Mama. Continue reading “Snuggle with Mama”
We FaceTimed with Aunty Shelly over the weekend and it’s fair to say that 1) Ellie is adorable and 2) Ellie misses Shelly
Continue reading “Ellie misses Shelly [VIDEO]”
Before Mama and I went to go and see Max playing basketball, Max and Nicola got to spend a little time with Ellie. Continue reading “A day with Max and Nicola”