We had the most wonderful time in Oregon visiting our friends Tyler and Chelby and their two little ones DJ and Alena. We honestly cannot say thank you enough. They were wonderful hosts and took such good care of us while we invaded their home. Below I will include Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of our vacation. I will post part 2 soon after on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of the vacation.
We got up early and got ready to head to the airport. Liam insisted on having his morning smoothie.
My brother Blake dropped us off for our 9:55 flight to Portland. Liam did such a good job on the plane and ended up sleeping for almost 2 hours of the flight. He really is a good traveler.
We arrived in Portland around 11:30. Tyler and DJ picked us up and we decided to head to a few waterfalls right away.
First we went to Multnomah waterfall. It was a little chilly and very misty from the water but it was so cool!
Then we went to Wahkeena waterfall. This waterfall was also really amazing to look at.
After the waterfalls we headed to Tyler and Chelby’s home in Wilsonville. When we got there we finally got to meet the adorable Alena Grace. Chelby dressed her so cute for our arrival. Liam was super excited to see the baby as well. He wanted to hold her. As you can see in the picture he wasn’t exactly sure how to hold her but he loved it!
They had made us yummy chicken tacos in the crockpot for dinner. They were super delicious!
Chelby had school in the evening but that was okay because we spent the remainder of the evening letting the kids play, snuggling Alena, and hanging out. We ended up in bed pretty early because of the time change but it was the perfect day and beginning to our vacation.
Liam had a super rough night of sleep. We shared a room and he just wasn’t used to the new space so he ended up in bed with me and Joe. He woke up just about every hour to see if it was time to get up yet. Then at 4 he decided it was time. He stayed quiet and snuggled but wasn’t going back to bed. Little stinker!
Since Liam was up so early Joe took him for a walk to go get coffee so that he was quiet while everyone else slept. I took that time to get ready for the day so that I could spend time with everyone else once they were awake.
Once DJ was awake we let the little ones play all morning. Liam was excited to see DJ and Alena in the morning.
Tyler had to go to work for the day which was okay and we knew would happen part of the vacation. He didn’t have to leave very early though and got home early too. I got to spend some quality time reading to little Alena throughout the hustle and bustle of the morning.
DJ goes to Gymboree on Thursday mornings so we were able to join them. Liam wasn’t too sure about the experience but did love bits and pieces of it. He would take breaks to go say hi to baby Alena which was sooo cute! He really loved doing Humpty Dumpty, Ring around the Rosie, and pretending to be a train.
After Gymboree Chelby took us to Dutch Bros to get some coffee. Oh my gosh….it was so good. Then we went home for lunch.
I soaked up a bunch of baby snuggles after lunch and Liam snuck in some baby kisses before he went down for his nap.
After nap Tyler, Joe, DJ, Liam, and I went for a bike ride to the park. It was a beautiful afternoon and it was nice to get outside and enjoy it.
Chelby had school again in the evening but before she left we all had cauliflower fried rice for dinner. It was so good. I can’t wait to make it at home.
We again spent the evening just hanging out and relaxing. Joe went to give Liam a bath and DJ decided he want one too and crawled right in with Liam. It was so cute!
Then it was bed time for the little guys and shortly after it was bed time for me. Travelling and baby growing took a lot out of me (plus being up at 4am….)!
Liam was up early again but slept much better than the night before. We again tried to keep him quiet so he didn’t wake anyone else up. He relaxed in the baby’s rock and play with his milk and watched cartoons. So funny!
We decided to go for a morning walk while everyone slept. We also wanted to get some exercise in so it was perfect. We went for a nice long walk before heading back to the house. The trees are beautiful and huge and everything is so green and pretty. It was a really nice walk.
Then, of course, it was morning play time again. Could these kids be any cuter?!?
Joe played ring around the rosie with the boys which they loved! I loved watching too. Alena got dressed super cute for the day and was just the most adorable little sleeper!
We decided to head to the coast after lunch. It was super windy and chilly but it was fun. Liam loved playing with the sticks and rocks on the beach. The ocean was so pretty and the waves were huge. It was so cool to see it and I am so glad we made the trip.
After the ocean we went to the casino for all you can eat seafood. We had a little bit of a wait so of course we tried to get some pics of the boys. The sun was too bright so the pictures are kind of dark but they were smiling and cooperating so well!
Once we sat down everyone hustled to fill their plates. I am not into seafood so I had to eat some of the other items but everyone else really enjoyed it!
Then it was back home to relax and let the boys burn some energy and go to bed.
Our first few days of vacation were amazing! Saturday, Sunday, and Monday were great too and that post will be coming soon!