Calvin was pretty fond of them too - especially the ones he was tall enough to go on!
Phoebe and I pretty much limited ourselves to the train and the carousel - thought this stork was pretty apropos!
Burgerville is Oregon's answer to In 'n Out - the burgers aren't as good, but their fruit in season shakes and lemonades are REALLY good!
Calvin likes their chicken strips.
Agnes had her first bath today. She loved it. And Calvin loves participating.
The gray, rainy days have finally given way to sunshine. The boys and I went swimming tonight while Phoebe and David went to the show to see Harry Potter. Agnes went too.
Most of our evenings consisted of me crocheting or sewing while Phoebe fed Agnes and David walked around with her when she needed burping. We watched whatever Netflix had left that day! (Lots of House episodes!)
I leave tomorrow afternoon. I will miss being here. It is work, but it's not the kind of work that seems never-ending - because it's not at your own house! Laundry and meals are never-ending, but for me they are not - because I'm not always here. And everyone here is very appreciative of my efforts - that always makes it more fun! I think our own children are appreciative of what we do, but it does become routine and we forget to acknowledge what we do for one another - both parents and children.
And I've enjoyed reading the dragon stories of Ruth Giles and Henry Reed's Babysitting Service to the boys at night. I never did chapter books with my kids - I'm not sure why - I always read to them, but they were usually one-sitting picture books and when they got to chapter books, they read them on their own.
We will be back in a few weeks for the Hood to Coast Relay that Dad will participate in and Agnes will be blessed that weekend too, so I'm looking forward to that.
And after I'm home for 2 days, it will feel like I never left!