Friday, January 28, 2011

Beach in January!

Yesterday Abe and I hit the beach. It was so warm and was just what the doctor ordered. I hear it snowed a lot on the east coast yesterday, sorry about that.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Making a comeback

So far 2011 hasn't been that good to us. The flu hit me hard and I've been sick the entire year so far, and Abe and Chad have also had their turn with various infirmities. Now that we are all coming out of it, things are looking up. Abe and I have had some fun outings and even went for a swim the other day (it was 75 degrees!).
Here are some other things we have been up to...

Phone-camera self portrait on a super nice day at Cloverfield park

Abe is back in the kitchen (and so am I)
Chad and Abe celebrated MLK day with a bike ride in the mountains.
Lots of snuggling. The next best thing to eating cookies is reading about them.
Abe looking stylish before church (we were even all well enough to make it to all 3 hours finally)

With his ear infections just about cleared, he is feeling back up to lots of games. He has become quite the jokester these days. I've got a bad feeling about the food in the ear trick though.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Christmas in Portland

There were a lot of yucky stomach bugs going around during this trip, so we didn't get to spend as much time with everyone together as usual, but we had a good time.
(Abe with Cade and Cole while I was sick)

On our first full day in Portland we went to Burgerville to show Abe what real burger is like. This was the first time we had ever bought him his own burger, but he did not look like a rookie. It's always nice to wash it down with a chocolate peppermint shake too.


We probably could have stopped at the Reeses Peanut Butter Cup from the stocking and he would have been happy. It also went quite well with his banana!

Abe had an abundant Christmas with a train, books, a talking dog, and a ukulele. He really got the hang of opening presents and started showing interest in helping everyone else out.

Dining at Virginia Inn. Abe and Hatton acted like such big boys!

At Pike Street Market with Heidi and Hatton.
Swinging in the freezing cold at Green Lake with new buddy Burl, just before a delicious dinner with some of Chad's old friends he grew up with.


Abe met up with his buddy Jack and had band practice while Azla and I got to catch up. Jack showed Abe the ropes on his new drums, and I think Abe might be a natural. . .Not to brag or anything (you can see it in the way his eyes roll back in above picture-he is a slave to the music).

Our farewell breakfast of abelskeivers. Abe tried to sample each one before serving.