For Christmas this year, Ellie got a nice little array of gifts.
She had asked for lots of books, since she’s really getting into chapter books at school.
Hands down her favourite gift was something that Santa got for her. Ever since going hiking with Daddy, she’s wanted a hiking backpack with a bladder in it for drinking water on the go. Well, Santa delivered and Ellie was over the moon.
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.
Ellie celebrated her fifth(!) birthday this summer. To celebrate, we invited a bunch of her friends to come and celebrate at Enchanted Forest: a theme park based on fairy tales which hasn’t seen too many updates since the 1970s. However, all of the adults agreed that that was part of its charm; it isn’t flashy or over the top, but offers some great entertainment for a reasonable price without going crazy.
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”
With our move to Portland coming up very quickly, we’ve had little time to update the site of late. So, rather than neglect to provide an update, I figured I’d do a quick compilation of the best pictures of Ellie that we have from the past month.
Ellie was born and raised in Florida, so for her, 65F (18C) is cool.
However, in March we’ll be moving permanently to Portland, OR. As such, Ellie is going to need a little adjustment to what the weather is like outside of the tropics. Continue reading “Preparing for Portland”
This past weekend I told Ellie that I needed to build a new cat tree that was delivered earlier in the week. She expressed a keen interest in helping me so I held off until she was able to help me.
On Sunday, we joined forces and she helped me out placing the pieces together and even tightening some bolts up. She had a great time and was really proud of herself. She went on to tell Mama that “Me and Daddy are engineers and we built a cat tree!” Continue reading ““We are engineers.””