Monday, June 16, 2008

The First Day of the Rest of our Lives (and updates from the rest of June)

Today was the first day of Shaun's REAL job! He went up to the Portland office for some training and a pretty low-key first day! I made him stay in his work clothes until I had a minute to take his picture! I am so glad that he has the patience to humor me. I have really enjoyed the last month and a half that we have spent together. We have never spent that much time together since we have been married because we are always either going to school or working. But this last little bit has been a good break for us. I am really going to miss him during the days! Also, yesterday was Father's Day and I just wanted to add that Shaun is a great father to our little Maisey, and a great husband to me. I am so thankful that I have the privalge to spend eternity with him.

The REST of June
Our Trip to Spokane:

We went to Spokane a few weeks ago. It was a short trip, but it went very well. Things usually get pretty chaotic when all of the fam gets together, but I thought things went better than expected. We played lots of games, ate some yummy food, and took family pictures. Here are a few of our shots:

I had to add the picture of Mais with the dog. If you know me, you would be surprised that I let Maisey get close to a dog, let alone actually touch it. But Madison (Shaun's dog) was really good and for some reason, Maisey was just mesmorized by her.

Thanks Janel for spending time getting us all matching shirts. They turned out really well.

The Oregon Zoo:

We took my cousin's kids and Mais to the zoo last week. This was Maisey's first time at the zoo. She liked it for about the first hour and then wasn't such a happy camper the rest of the time. I think it's because she likes to roam free by crawling and walking, but we kept her confined in ther stroller.
Here are the 4 kids that I babysit. Left to Right: Madi (3), Shaun (25), Maisey (10 mo.), and Alex (6). They are quite the bunch!

Maisey loved to play with the monkey. And I think the monkey really liked her!

At the end of the day we took a train ride through the rose gardens and past a lot of the exhibits at the zoo. Everyone really enjoyed it, and Maisey eventually fell asleep! :)


OMSI is a science museum in Portland. Janel came into town to visit, so we thought it would be fun to do something special. We also took my brother Scott, and Alex and Madi with us. Shaun's favorite part of the museum was a REAL submarine that is in the Willamette River just behind OMSI. They got to take a tour of it and really enjoyed it.

This summer, OMSI has a special dinosaur exhibit. Maisey was a little scared and wouldn't take her eyes off of them.

These stuffed animals were more her type of dinosaur.

In one of the exhibits they showed how the human ear worked. Shaun put these head phones on Maisey for her to hear different sounds. They look so big on her!

Maisey and her Aunt Janel! They were such buddies!

On the way home from OMSI, the three boys all fell asleep in the back seat! OMSI must have worn them out!


I have also been tagged by Kira, but I figured this was a long enough post, so I may just have to do it a different night.

So far we have had a pretty busy June, with plenty more to look forward to (My cousin's baby, The Grimmett Family Reunion, and my 2 week vacation). We will work on keeping you better updated!


Anonymous said...

It sounds like you have had a busy couple of weeks, but a lot of fun. Your family pictures turned out darling! And I love the picture of the 'boys' all sleeping. That's classic!

DaNae said...

Emily, your hair is so so cute! And the fam pics turned out great. I miss the Grimmett fam.

Randena Michelle said...

LOVE the picture with Maisey and the dinosaur stuffed animals.

Andrew and Katrina said...

We miss you guys! Looks like life is really taking off for you guys. Were really happy for you. Congrats to shaun on entering the work force...hopefully the money he pays to taxes benifits my state education in some way. ha. Thats cool all of the fun trips and activities you've been able to do. Were starting to talk about a washington trip within the next year...we'll have to let you know once we figure it out! Keep enjoying summer!

Danielle and the Boys said...

love the family guys look like you're doing really well! :)

that's what she said...

Okay, so I'm totally leaving this comment way back on a random blog bc mine is still a SECRET and my parents do NOT know yet. But I'm totally pregnant too! 7 weeks on Friday! So we must be pretty close together! Anyway, just had to share since we seem like we must be so close-congrats again!