Monday, July 27, 2009


I was so excited to have Julia and the kids visit for 2 whole weeks. I brought them back to Portland with me after the 4th of July weekend in Amarillo. After a long drive with Jaden, Kaelynn, Jared and Julia (Wes and Jacob got to fly) we got back to Portland and for the next 2 weeks we all experienced a lot of Firsts.
IT WAS THE FIRST TIME: Jaden rode his bike without "Pepa holding on to him" Wes participated in "crafts" at a Childrens Museum or anywhere for that matter Kaelynn fished at a children's museum Jaden was excited to be a purple bird Woke up this early with the kids on purpose. We left the house at 5:30 am! Been on the beach at sunrise...shame on me. Any of us have seen a Kemp's ridley sea turtle release. These are the most endangered of the sea turtles and approx. 100 were released that morning. Very cool! Kids have been this close to a sea turtle These guys will be in the water! Jared stepped on the beach Jacob ran a weed eater All 4 kids were still and not fighting at the same time Jacob was still AND quiet at the same time Pepper was still enough for a picture to be taken So many "kids" in a baby pool without the baby And finally: First running away note from a grandkid Translation: "Sorry but I'm leaving Portland Love Jaden"(he also left his extra cash with the letter in case we needed it)So thoughtful.
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Jake and Julia Soler said...

That's so hilarious mom....I forgot about Jaden's runaway letter. We had so much fun there...can't wait to come back for Thanksgiving :-)

Diane said...

Wow you have been a busy Grandma. I'm so proud Wes had a first to the craft table. I guess it's true what they say..."you're never too old to learn". :)

Enjoy the rest of your summer and I hope you get some rest.

Sarah said...

cute post! Love the note!

Kim said...

so fun to read about what you have been up to! miss you lots. We have been in CO and WY for the past 3 weeks, plus a sidetrip to South Dakota! Allie broke her arm! I'll post some pictures on our blog soon. Hope all is well in Portland. Love, kim