August 26, 2012

Big Truck Day

The Parks and Rec department in Beaverton makes every toddler's dream come true once a year. They gather dozens of big trucks, buses and even a helicopter in a big parking lot and let the kids climb all over, sit at the wheel, honk the horn and push all the buttons. A&Z were not so interested in monster trucks or semis, but they were thrilled to "drive" a city bus,  a school bus, climb in the back of an ambulance and sit in a helicopter. We were very cramped on the school bus - they seemed so spacious as a little kid!

August 13, 2012

Arianna's Wedding

We spent a hot evening in Yakima at Arianna's wedding last month. She was a gorgeous bride and it was a beautiful garden location. I was only able to catch bits of the ceremony. The rest of the time was spent (unsuccessfully) trying to get my kids to be quiet. They don't know how to use a quiet voice and were asking for the music to start again, looking for sunglasses, spilling goldfish, etc. At least they were not crying or screaming?

We all had a blast spending time with old friends and family. Zara danced all night long and did not want to leave when the party was over (at midnight).