A lot of photos for you this week - it's been a busy one. No photos of the practical things we've been doing, such as doctors appointments, touring the hospital birth center, and sorting out paperwork and things that have been piling up. No - we just took photos of the fun stuff.
Another birthday party for these guys? The Oregon family wanted to have a party for Caleb and Brian as well. It was a good time with some family we haven't seen in quite a while. Caleb is now so used to having leftover cake in the house (from birthdays and weddings) that he will request "just cake" for lunch.
Greg loves being a help around the farm. Here he is moving irrigation pipe with Grandma. He has also been very "helpful" in the dahlia field and in the garden.
We spent a lot of time at the coast this week. On Saturday we went crabbing at Netarts. we had heard rumor that the crabbing was awesome...
...it wasn't. At first our pots were pretty full, but unfortunately none of the them were big enough to be keepers. Our daily total: Zero crabs.
We had uncle Tim along to help us.
Greg still enjoyed riding around in the boat. His official job was to measure any crabs we thought might be big enough. (He wasn't very busy).
Caleb was a little less impressed with the whole process. (He was more concerned with picking all the M&M's and pretzels out of the bowl of trail mix you see behind him there.)
As you can see, it didn't take Brian long to find some engines to work on. He helped his brother with his truck, and has a few more projects in mind.
Caleb was happy to find that his legs are long enough to ride grandpa's old tricycle, unlike the bigger one we have in PNG.
Brian and I were able to take a trip to the northern Oregon coast without the kids for two nights. I had never been north of Tillamook, and Brian has always been talking about places up near Astoria that he wanted to show me. We got a hotel on the beach in Seaside, and spent time exploring the surrounding area.
Lunch at Camp 18, a restaurant dedicated to the history of the logging industry in the Pacific Northwest. Lots of antique logging equipment and old photos to look at. (No wonder Brian has been talking about this place ever since I met him...)
Pretty fall color.
Canon Beach. The weather was amazingly good for the typically rainy northern coast.
A replica of Fort Clatsop - the camp where the Lewis and Clark expedition spent a miserable, wet winter after finally reaching the Pacific. Growing up in Colorado, we learned about Lewis and Clark, but it was never a huge deal (because they skipped Colorado on their journey!!!). After marrying an Oregonian, I learned that Lewis and Clark is a BIG deal up here (and the whole Oregon Trail thing too... go figure!).
We did get caught out in the rain while walking through the National Park, but Oregon sure is pretty, even when it's all wet.
The Astoria Column - again, surprisingly great weather! Sorry the photo of me is so small - but it should still be obvious that we're about ready to welcome baby Frey. Three weeks to go!