The first day we got there, we helped my dad set up this tire swing, which was a hit among the kids.
The neighbors up the road just got a horse and goats and we went down the several times to feed Gypsy. Sam stuck sticking his finger up his nose. Go figure.
While I was out doing a photo shoot with my sister, Mike was watching the kids with my mom and had the brilliant idea that the kids should crawl through the dark, long culvert. Definitely a dad idea.
Poor old, fat Lucy. Same thought you were a horse and Mowgli (yes, we brought the pooch with us) wanted you to play all day long. I am sure you had to sleep for two weeks straight to re-coup from our family.
The kids always love pulling out the bow and arrow and pretend to be Merida.
We spent a whole day up in the Gorge with my mom. We visited the Bonneville Dam, Mike had a lunch date with a practice in White Salmon, and we hiked up Multnomah Falls. Here the kids are watching the fish swim through the dam because it is someone's job to not only count all the fish but to classify all the fish by breed and size that swim through the dam. 24 hours a day. I just thought that was so crazy.
At the dam, being silly.
Mulnomah Falls, There wasn't much that I wanted to do on this trip, but this was one of them. I hadn't been here since I was in young womens. It was gorgeous, of course.
We made it to the top, even Grandma
And of course, Grandma had to get ice cream at the end.
The other thing that I really wanted to do was go to the Wooden Shoe Tulip festival. It was so fun to meet up with Janecce and the kids there. I don't think the kids were impress with thousands of my favorite flower, but they enjoyed all the play equipment and tractors that they could run all around.
We got to spend a lot of time with Annie and her family and see their amazing little home that they rehab the whole thing.
I guess at Annie's house, all rules go out the window. Just kidding, it is just root beer, but boy did he like that bottle.
Hailey and Brooklyn were showing Sam how to catch a chicken. He was so funny to watch, running around and happy freaking out when he actually did catch one.
Sam helping Grandpa getting the boat ready to take out on the lake. I don't know how we didn't get a picture of my dad or of the Silverton Reservoir, but both were amazing.
And there was a lot of goofing off time with Grandma and the cousins.