Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Little Over Halfway...

SO if you didn't know already I am expecting.  This is #3 for us and its a boy!  Apparently at my ultrasound  appointment today he wanted to kindly let us know that he is #1.  Aren't babies the most amazing miracle?  As we looked at every body part to make sure its all in tact I couldn't help but feel grateful for the miracle of a healthy growing baby.  I am on the down side now which makes me excited and nervous all at the same time.   I feel like I have so much to do before he gets here.  

Here is a pic Kate took of me last week at 20 weeks.  I am beginning to not fit in my normal clothes and am getting very creative with all my shorts' zippers and buttons...nothing a little hair tie trick can't handle for now.  

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Ski Bowl Adventure Park...

My brother Andy and his family take full advantage of the summer and take a four day weekend every other week to get in some good family vacation time.  They plan this trip up to Mt. Hood and stay at Collin's Lake in the Government Camp Area every year to play at the Ski Bowl Adventure Park.  This is one of those things that growing up in Portland I knew always existed but never went to.  So I was excited to take the kids when they gave us the invite to come up for the night.  We had so much fun!  The Go Karts were the pretty entertaining for both the kids and the adults, as you can tell from the gas debris flecks on Andy's face.  According to Justin, Andy was eating his dust.  Between the two of them they took in at least 10 rounds around the track trying to beat one another, and strapping on Andy's new toy, to Go Pro Video camera.   But I think the Alpine Slides won for most entertaining for everyone.  Zach picked up how to make the sleds work right away scaring me a few times watching him speed down the mountain, and Kate kept asking to go faster.   The park was a total hit and it was a gorgeous day as you can tell with Mt. Hood in the background!