Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Family Time

There are lots of pictures in this post, just to warn you!

The month of August consisted of a lot of family time. My sister, Briawna, her husband, Ronell, and their two kids, Palmer and Portia came to visit for almost 3 weeks. We spent a lot of other time with some cousins as well, so there was always a lot of noise and commotion, but that's how I like it (for the most part). Here a lot of pictures from the month.

Cousin Crosby with Briz at our cabin on Crescent Lake.

Talking to Great Aunt Krista on the lake.

Covering her head from the cold night, and sheltering her from the mosquitoes.

Portia being a flirt on our dock.

Great Aunt Sandy and Portia making the same face at Briz.

She loves her Aunt Sandy.

The boys getting ready to throw rocks.
Seadoo ride.

Briz gets a little spoiled being around the family. There's always someone to talk to her and entertain her.

Out for some tube rides.

At Rockaway beach. We were all tempted to take our pants off, but Portia was the only one who went through with it. It was just too warm!

Papa and Nona for a walk along the beach at sunset.

More druely kisses.

Papa looks more like the same race as Palmer and Portia than he does Briz.

Inspecting her foot and the splash park in Lake Oswego.

Sandy and Hudson with Briz.

The binky is always the safe answer.

A break with some pretzels.

Hudson and Portia playing.

Palmer sprinting through the water.

I don't even think she's angry or anything in this picture, just very serious.

Dusting some stuff off her face.

Crosby posing.

Palmer loved following Hudson around. Or should I say, "Hudthon."

Briz hangin' out with Nona.

Chatting away with Sisi.

Papa is their constant playmate. They absolutely worship him.

This is after Portia told me she was going to hold her. She's the boss!

Talking and smiling.

A yummy s'more made in our backyard in Salem.

They got to eat lots of crap at Lulu's house!

Roasting a "marshallow." Oh, and I've already begun converting Palmer to Mitt Romney. Romney for Prez 2012! When he put on my shirt, he read, "Mitt Womney, fow Pwesident!"

Portia is saying, "Hi Bwizzy Bwizz, boo boo. Tickle tickle!" She's excellent at baby talk.

She is SO cute.

Swimming and getting wet in our backyard.

He kept smelling the blackberries. I don't think they really smell, but whatever!

Portia was not happy about relionquishing the bowl.

Picking blackberries with Nona.
It was one of Palmer's favorite things to do when he was here.

Playing with Papa.

More playing.

Wrestling with Papap.

Making funny noises with Papa.

Brizzy talking to her Dad, it's like lookin' in a mirror for her.
Portia and Palmer always say around Nick, "Owange is the best!" He's very proud that he taught them that.
*I have more pictures on facebook of the last month; so if you are extremely bored and want to see more, you can go there.


Meredith said...

I miss you...but I also miss your family. I bet your little counsins don't even remember me.
Looks like you had a lot of fun. It is crazy that your aunts are great aunts - that sounds older than grandmother to me.

Amander said...

LOVE the picture posts! And I love the new picture of you guys on your header. Very cute.

And I do think Briz looks a lot like Nick, but I see a lot of you in her too!

Tamara and Jonathan said...

I LOVE these photos... *sigh* I'm actually a little choked up right now. Lexie, what a beautiful and loving family you have. I hope that you count them as some of your greatest blessings and never take that for granted. How wonderful that you get to spend time with them and that Briz can grow up basking in the warmth of their love. I wish my kids had those same blessings. The photos of Papa with the kids are especially sweet! :)