Tuesday, September 23, 2014

8/10-8/16 - Maisey's Birthday, Gilbert House, Zoo, OHSU Tram


Gage and I went for a bike ride to get all of his Sunday wiggles out! Sunday's are a hard day at our house.

S'mores are so delicious but so messy! We sure enjoyed our fire pit this summer!

She pretty much had messy hair and a messy face all summer! 

Maisey made FHE assignments for the next day. Congratulations! Made me smile! :)


We needed a stay at home day to get a few things done. The kids were going CRAZY all day! These dominoes kept them busy for about 5 minutes.

We also attempted the slip and slide. They are kind of wusses when it comes to cold water so neither of them were willing to slide on the tummies! 

We headed to IKEA to buy a new dresser for Miley. She has too many clothes!!!! 


It was Maisey's birthday, so we headed to the Gilbert House for the morning.

Miley was a grumpy pants that day and I'm surprised they didn't kick us out. If it wasn't Maisey's birthday I probably would have just gone home. 

Maisey was born in the year of the pig!

This pic shows my kids' personalities sooooo well!

Miley was excited to find a little stuffed dog like Grandma and Papa Grimmett's dog in the veterinary room.

Gage and Maisey raced ducks!

After the Gilbert House, I let the birthday girl choose her lunch spot. She chose Panda Express! Then we headed home to rest for a bit before we went to meed Daddy and Grammy at Red Robin!

Yes, that is Gage drinking the ketchup off his plate!

Maisey and her ice cream sundae! Also, her best friend, Sadie, showed up at the same Red Robin as us! It was totally random, but a fun birthday surprise for Maisey!

As soon as we got home from dinner, Maisey and I took her birthday cupcakes and headed to a church mother/daughter swim party!

There were only 3 families there, but Maisey still had a lot of fun!

FINALLY, at 8:00 pm she got to open her birthday gifts! She was so patient to wait all day for them.

This girl loves to shop with me, so we turned it into a birthday gift! :)

She got a lot of fun things, but the highlight was a keyboard and piano lessons! She's going to have a great 7th year!!


I can't really remember what the kids and I did that day. It was mine and Shaun's 9th anniversary. I didn't see him until 10:30 that night, darn work dinner meetings! I may have treated myself to a bowl of Trix for dinner! Happy Anniversary to us!!


This was a marathon day!!

We started at the zoo! It was a cooler day, which was great because all of the animals were out and ready to play!

Gage loves eagles and was excited to see that one on the branch behind them.

Miley continued her melt down from the Gilbert House earlier in the week. She had a rough day.

The kids really liked matching up the piles of poop with the animal they thought made it. Gross!

Check out that wing span!


Maisey thought it was pretty cool that she was wearing a flamingo shirt and there were flamingos behind her!

After the zoo, we stopped at the OHSU tram for a ride. This has been on our bucket list for a while!

The view was amazing!

After the OHSU tram, we headed to our local library for their end of the summer reading program party! It was pretty wild and not enough workers to keep it under control. Miley still had fun with her buddy!

Gage loved the bouncy slide, but I was afraid he was going to get hurt. That thing was WILD!!

We came home and we all felt like doing this!!!

But we left Miley at home with a babysitter and headed to the Canby Rodeo. This was our non-party year, so for Maisey's birthday we let her choose something fun to do as a family. 

Since Miley didn't come, we let her bring her BFF, Sadie, along. 

We rode a few fair rides before the rodeo started.

The rodeo was really fun this time. Last time we went to a rodeo the kids weren't old enough to understand what was going on. This time they watched the clock the whole time and new when the cowboys rode the bull long enough. I love that they are getting older, it makes these family outings fun!!


We met with Maisey's piano teacher, to come up with a plan for the year and to choose out lesson books. She was so excited to start!

The WAAPO board met at my house to make posters for the back to school picnic. We worked on that allllllllll afternoon!


We started the day at the Primary Swim Party. I'm sure glad their dad likes to swim with them!

I made this delicious green bean recipe for a luau we were going to. This is one of my all time favorite dishes, but I hardly make it because no one else in my fam will eat it!

A lady in our ward invited us to her luau. It was amazing. The hulu dancers were awesome and Gage and his buddy couldn't stop staring. He finally turned to me and said, "Hey Mom! Why are they shaking their butts?" Miley just kept imitating them! 

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