Saturday, March 30, 2013
So, Glenn, Emma and I drove down for the day. We were excited to visit them at Fort Stevens and play for the day. We ended up being the only ones who could make it, so even more happy we made it.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
We began her day with giving Emma this hobby unicorn (now named Buttercup) and the outfit below. She got good use out of the clothes today, which were a complete mess by lunch! Mostly because Emma wanted to help make her cake!
But me being Mommy, all the games we purchased are educational, focusing on letters and numbers. It is a good thing she likes that right now. I wonder how long I can get away with that?
Monday, March 18, 2013
This past weekend we visited Emma's Birth Family in Otis, OR. We actually got a hotel room in Lincoln City, but we spent our time in Otis. We came down on Saturday, and headed over to visit. Kristen did not arrive until that evening, after work. As soon as she arrived, we traveled into Lincoln City for dinner at a Mexican Restaurant - I believe it is La Hacienda. Food was good, and we enjoyed the company. It was Karl (Grandpa), Kim (Grandma), Kristen (Birth Mom) and Uncle KJ (who is 11). We were glad to have this night with Kim, as Aunt Kelsey was past due, and was suppose to have the baby. They were inducing the next day, so Kim had to leave to be there.
So the next morning, we got up and attended the Ward in Lincoln City for Sacrament Meeting. It is always an interesting thing to visit another ward, and this one is especially different. Being that Lincoln City is a Resort Town, the ward can have 100 to 500 people in Sacrament Meeting. We have been there before when it was totally full. This week, it was small.
After Sacrament, we drove up to the house in Otis. Kim had already left, which ended up being a bummer. Kelsey didn't progress in her labor until that evening, so Kim wasted her day at home in Keiser waiting for the call to come in. We missed her. We did however get to visit with Emma's paternal Grandmother, Grandma Mel. She came down to spend the day. This happened to be only three days before Emma's 4th Birthday, so there were presents. Mel surprised Emma with a small electric car! Wow. Emma was a little scared of it there, but with enough time, she loved it.
Everyone had plans to leave that night or early the next morning, so Glenn and I decided to take a slow trip home Monday through Tillamook. Glenn and Emma had never been to the Tillamook Cheese Factory, so it was a must stop for lunch. We took the tour, had nummy cheese samples, and got some good food. Of course, while you are there, you must try the ice cream. Emma insisted on Strawberry, as that is her favorite (this was actually her first time having strawberry, but it is pink, so must be best!). We had a fun trip back, and enjoyed our weekend.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
|Grandpa Norman Wicks - 89 years young|
So after Grandfather got better, Glenn wanted to go down and see him. Cindy, Kevin and Ardel had talked Grandpa into moving into a residential home, and giving it a try. We were going to go down last weekend, but they were moving then and suggested this week would be better.
|Aunt Diana and her husband|
|Emma and Cousin Emily|
After the baptism, Kevin and Rachel hosted a BBQ at Cindy's house for family and friends. We were thrilled to be included, and have this opportunity to see everyone. We also discovered that there is a big celebration planned for September to celebrate Grand Father's 90th birthday. So, we will get to see everyone again then.
|Glenn's cousin Cindy - all children love this woman|
|Aunt Lori and Grandpa|
|Jeff, Glenn Emma and Myself|