One of the staple events of our year since moving to Portland has been Big Truck Day, where the Public Works Departments from the local municipalities, garbage and recycling companies, truck rental companies, crane rental companies and the emergency services all bring their vehicles so that kids can explore them and enjoy them.Continue reading “Big Truck Day 2019”
There’s something adorable about children wearing things designed for adults. I let Jack wear my glasses and they’re adorably enormous for his face.Continue reading “Jack wearing Daddy’s glasses”
One of our favourite activities each year is to go to the Tulip Festival. It’s a nice way to get in the mood for spring and see off winter.
When we went this year, they were offering face painting and Martina wanted to take them. They each chose their own design and I think they came out looking fantastic!Continue reading “Face painting at the Tulip Festival”
Most mornings, the kids do their own thing, or they fight, or if we’re lucky, they’re on the same page and they’re doing something sweet together.
This morning, that’s exactly what happened. Jack had come to Ellie’s room and they were cuddled up in bed together, and Ellie was reading a book to him. We live for these sweet moments.Continue reading “Visiting Ellie in her bed”
While Ellie was doing gymnastics on Wednesday afternoons this spring, Jack would come along with me. Only this time, Jack got swapped out for Superman.Continue reading “Superman watching Ellie at gymnastics”
Having an older sister often means that Jack is subjected, or chooses to, try out his sister‘s accessories and clothes.
He thinks nothing of trying on Ellie’s tutus, sunglasses and hair bows and in many cases, I think that he thinks he wears them better than she does. We can’t disagree to be honest.Continue reading “Girls’ sunglasses? I wear them better”
I had the pleasure of getting a visit at my construction site from my little man, so along with giving him an overview of what was going on, he wanted to wear my safety gear. I think we can all agree who wore it better. Continue reading “Raising tomorrow’s engineers”
Since getting Miles in August, Jack has become quite attached to his four-legged friend. He loves playing with him, inside and out, as well as going to the dog park and watching him play with all the other dogs. Continue reading “A boy and his pup”
This year, I vowed to make plans for summer and make the most of it. Well, I pretty much failed at that and didn’t do nearly the things that I had hoped for, but we still got out and enjoyed ourselves.
We continued on with our regular activities, like our Home Depot workshops, but we also had a trip to the coast with some friends, which included a hike on Cascade Head. On a separate trip to the coast, we took a ride on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad, which the kids enjoyed.
At the end of September, we attended the Oregon Air Show. Funnily enough, Jack’s favourite thing there was not an airplane, but rather a jet-powered big rig, which could accelerate to 300mph in about 11 seconds and overtake planes flying overhead. Continue reading “July – September 2018”