Saturday, November 5, 2011

Our Summer

We have had a lot of fun this summer as a family so I wanted to give a little recap of some of our favorite events. We got to ride on "Thomas The Train" which is basically the Heber Creeper with a Thomas look alike engine on front. It was a short little ride down the train track and back but Logan had a great time.

We also took Logan to Lagoon for the first time this year. At first he was terrified. We put him on one of the little rides and the whole time he was yelling at us to get him off. It took a few more rides until he realized it wasn't scary and then he loved it. He started running from one ride to the next and we could hardly keep up with him. Especially me since I was eight months pregnant (at that point I could hardly keep up with someone walking at a normal speed let alone a toddler running around). His favorite rides were the rocket (because it had a gun) , the airplane, the ferris wheel and the dragon roller coaster. Now every time we pass by Lagoon (which is pretty often since it's right by our house) he tells me over and over again that we need to go there.

We did a little renovation to our yard this year because we had a fence that was falling down on the side of our property. We put up a concrete wall in place of the fence and then poured concrete in the backyard so that we can build a shed on it. Taylor did almost all the prep work himself so we had a backhoe in our yard while he was working on it. Logan is obsessed with tractors, as most little boys are. He can point out every tractor and tell you exactly what kind it is. If you call it a backhoe and it's actually a digger he'll be the first to correct you. Logan love love loved working out in the yard with his dad and riding on the backhoe with him. It was a sad day when Taylor had to take the backhoe back to work.

July 1st we celebrated Logan's 3rd birthday. His big thing right now is airplanes so we made him a little airplane cake and had a family party. He got an excavator that you can sit on and dig in the sandbox, a toy engine that you can take apart that and put back together, and a bike. I wasn't sure how well he would do on the bike but after a couple of weeks he had the thing mastered. He cruises on it and rides all the time with his buddy Jace next door.

In mid July we went up to Oregon to visit my brother and attend a family reunion on Taylor's side of the family. We had a blast and it was great to have one more vacation before Jacob was born. We went to the Tillamook Cheese factory, and to the beach in Lincoln City. We ate at this really cool restaurant that was right on the ocean. We happened to be there during sunset and it was absolutely gorgeous. We also spent some time in downtown Portland eating and shopping. The family reunion was a lot of fun and it was great to catch up with family that we don't get to see very often.

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