After we discovered Jess and Jon at Cascade Photography last year and fell in love with the great job they did on our family photos last year, we asked them to come back and do some more photos for us this year.
Fall is a perfect time for family photos in Portland because the leaves are beautiful and colourful and of course we can include those pictures on our Christmas cards.
Continue reading “Family pictures 2018”
I know. It’s been a long time. Because moving, life, busyness etc. But I’m here now.
We’ve been up to a lot since we got to Oregon back in March. We absolutely love it here and have done our fair share of exploring, getting out and about, and enjoying the outdoors. Continue reading “The last many months”
This 4th of July, we took a trip to MA and NH to visit family, attend a christening and enjoy the summer in New England.
While there, Ellie got to know her second cousins Addison, Mason and Emmerson much better and enjoyed all sorts of outings and events, like the 4th of July parade, Santa’s Village and she even got to sit in the cockpit of the plane that took her to Boston! Continue reading “Ellie’s trip to NH and MA over 4th of July”
Many months ago, Mama mentioned to Ellie the possibility of her getting a bike for her birthday and since that day, she has professed to everyone that she “is getting a bike for her birthday”.
So we couldn’t really fail her. We celebrated her birthday a little early since we had family visiting, but her reaction when she got her bike was hysterical. She had this nervous laughter that she couldn’t quite believe she got a bike. She was a bit shaky at first, but within 24 hours she’s already zooming around. Continue reading “Ellie getting a bike for her birthday [VIDEO]”
The wind doesn’t often blow hard in West Central Florida, so much so that this is Ellie’s kite’s first outing in the 9 months that we’ve had it. But Ellie certainly loved playing with it, even if she did keep dropping the string. Continue reading “Let’s go fly a kite [VIDEO]”
Yesterday, we all went to Fox Squirrel Corn Maze to have some traditional autumnal fun.
Not only was it Ellie’s first hayride, but it was mine too. We had fun playing in the cornbox, admiring butterflies, eating grilled corn and picking out pumpkins. Jack even had a good old time. Continue reading “Fun on the farm”
A couple of weeks ago, Ellie woke up early (around 7) and I decided that since Jack was still asleep, I’d let him and Mama get some rest, so we got dressed and took a little trip to Starbucks.
To say that it was a dream morning is putting it mildly. Ellie was so well-behaved. She sat with me and read books through and through while eating bananas and drinking tea. She wowed everyone with her abilities and then proceeded to play with me on the couch without being raucous. What a hoot! Continue reading “Saturday morning at Starbucks”
It’s been a couple of weeks since Ellie’s birthday now, but we’ve only just had enough time to download the photos and sort through them.
We had a really enjoyable time at Dell Holmes Park in St Pete: Ellie and all of her friends made the most of the splashpad in the blistering hot weather. Continue reading “Ellie’s 2nd birthday”
When Ellie woke up yesterday, she was feeling quite playful. As we threw the blanket over her head (so that she didn’t get papped), she insisted on us trying to find her ☺️ Continue reading “No paparazzi! [VIDEO]”
The other day, Ellie was drawing with her crayons which was apparently much funnier than we thought! Continue reading “Laughing while drawing [VIDEO]”