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]”
This past weekend, I took Ellie to Seattle for a little daddy-daughter weekend before she starts school in a couple of weeks! We had so much fun seeing the sights and I cherished the opportunity to dote on my little girl, and do things like get dressed up and take her on a date.
We got up to write a lot during our time in Seattle. We:
- Rode the light rail and the monorail (this is exciting to Ellie).
- Went on a dinner date together, with Ellie in her princess dress and me in a shirt and tie.
- Went up to the Space Needle and watched Seattle from high up, with the city lights aglow (Ellie often says how pretty the city looks at night because of all the lights.
- Went to Pike Place Market.
- Grabbed breakfast at Wayward Vegan Cafe (this wasn’t planned, but Ellie wanted waffles for breakfast, so the girl had to have waffles!).
- Spent a few hours in the Pacific Science Center.
- Went on the Seattle Great Wheel.
- Grabbed breakfast together at Starbucks.
- Went to Genessee Park to the Seafair Festival so that we could watch the Blue Angels. Continue reading “Ellie and Daddy do Seattle [VIDEO]”
With our move to Portland coming up very quickly, we’ve had little time to update the site of late. So, rather than neglect to provide an update, I figured I’d do a quick compilation of the best pictures of Ellie that we have from the past month.
Her bike may not have pedals yet, but she’s certainly mastering getting around on it. Continue reading “Pro cyclist”
Ellie really is a gorgeous girl. She looks great in any outfit, but there’s a few special ones where she looks adorable.
This dress is one of those. Continue reading “Looking gorgeous in her dress”
Ellie’s hair is just about long enough to start styling it. This morning, Marti gave Ellie her first ponytail, unicorn style. Continue reading “Ponytails”
Ellie got her first barrettes the other day: a colourful set of hair clips for her to wear for fun, especially now that her hair is starting to get long. Continue reading “Ellie’s first barrettes”
Ellie knows how to rock a dress, and a hat, and when the two come together, you get this ball of adorableness! Continue reading “Ellie’s sun dress and hat”
Yesterday, Ellie saw Marti’s cousin gelling his hair, so she got stuck in too and let him give her a mohawk. It’s definitely the most impressive to date. Continue reading “A monster mohawk”
I’m not sure how it came about, but when I came home from work today, Ellie was all about putting on her sunglasses and looking adorable. Continue reading “Ellie rocking her sunglasses [VIDEO]”