Monday, January 22, 2007

After being cooped up all week because of the snow storm, we decided to brave the cold weather and spend the day in Portland. We went to the big toy store in the City Center and had lots of fun playing with the marble sets and trains and cars and...!The kids were good and didn't even scream when it was time to go. They even got a balloon they were so good! Next, we went to the mall and had Hot Dog on a Stick. It's so yummy! Noah had a blast throwing his french fries into the fountain right by our table. Then we had some yummy cookies from Paradise Bakery. Aaron has Arwen and Noah convinced that The Apple Store is the greatest place in the universe.
They love to go in and sit on the cool black chairs that are like huge, soft, balls. They had fun playing Lightning McQueen games. After the mall, we headed down to the water front where Noah had even more fun throwing all the garbage he could find on the ground into the river.
He accidentally let Arwen's balloon go. Arwen was so mad. We let her throw Noah's into the air. Somehow it didn't help her feel any better. Noah has been talking about it since. He's into that phase where he just repeats things over and over until you go crazy! Then we headed back to the light rail and found our car! It was lots of fun! We finished off our day with a trip to Costco to buy tons of hams for a funeral I am doing tomorrow.
Arwenisms: Aaron and Arwen built one of those paper chains where you pull off a paper each day until Christmas gets there. When we left for California, we still had three chains left. A few days after we got back, Arwen sighed and told me that it looked like Christmas would never come. Isn't it sad?

Noahims: Yesterday after church, we fed the kids hot dogs. (I am sick to death of Noah pushing what I make for dinner each night out of the way and saying, "No thanks, it's yucky.") Noah was running around the table while Aaron and I were eating and then we heard this splatter right behind my chair. There's nothing like thrown up hot dog! Anyways, he wasn't sick, he just coughed and it must have got his gag reflex. He had a great time telling me about it all night till he fell asleep in my arms and then again today!!


Unknown said...

Fix the break between arwenisms and noahisms oaky aaron? I can't figure it out.

Jen said...

fun times! you gotta love puked up hot dogs!

Meghan said...

Ha haha, that's awesome!