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.