Thursday, August 13, 2009

Temple Church Day!

The boys at the temple.

This is the day we went to the Deaf Branch. What an incredible experience that was for our family. To walk by the primary room and see Jax signing with these kids who can't hear, it was humbling. After church we had a yummy picnic at the Portland Temple. We weren't able to do a session because it was closed for cleaning but it was beautiful.
Eternal Companions!
My Sweet Angels. Oh how I love them too pieces!

At the oldest church. This is where the deaf branch meets. This is the Owens crew. We got so close with each of them. What amazing people.

At them temple we ate our picnic on a hill. Well there was an acorn tree at the top and Uncle Farris, Jax, and Tav had a contest to see who could get their acorn to go the farthest. It was a close contest but I think Jax won at the end.

Zoo and Museum

This is one of the best parts of this amazing trip. We were able to go to the Zoo and Children's Museum. Wow is all I can say. First a shout out to Alyssa for the hook up getting us in for free and for Drew for hanging in with us All day! We had a blast.

This is Jaxon in the children's museum on stage doing a concert. There were so many rooms and areas for kids. It was so cute. They had costumes, music instruments, a real curtain to pull open and shut, sound system for kids to play like they were singing. It was great.
Here are the boys playing in the motor room. Tav is playing with the HUGE train set. You can't tell from the picture how huge the train set is, and there is Jax in the background driving the bus.
There is a place where the kids can paint their own faces. Notice how great Tavin did? They also had a grocery store where kids could shop or be the cashier. It was so cute. I love to play store... Too bad I won't fit.

What a natural!!

This is a small section of the water room. They had a blast. They could have stayed the whole day. They each had a meltdown after every time we made them move on. 4 Hours later we finally left, but it was incredible.
More Water.
Kyle and Tavin playing in the gadget room.

This is at the zoo which was so fun. They boys loved the petting zoo. They got to comb these goats. I had childhood experiences with a goat eating my favorite necklace and then below you will see the elephants and one time growing up in high school an elephant sneezed all over me. It brought back memories that is for sure!!

So sweet. The love animals so this was a highlight day for the boys.!

Bakery and Water Fountain!

At this famous bakery where you can watch people making these amazing treats!
These are my boys playing in these cool water falls and fountains.
This is a famous bakery that has amazing sweet treats. You can watch them make all these delights. We loved it!

Aren't they sweet~!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Coast and Tillmook Cheese Factory

Tillmook Cheese Factory. Look at all that cheese!

Shelby and Drew so excited for Ice Cream

Kyle double fisting the ice cream. I had lemon, blueberry, pie, WOW AMAZING!

I love this picture but I can't get it to rotate. Drew had gotten this headband and Tav wanted to wear it. It was so cute.
Uncle Farris, Jax, and Drew on the boardwalk on the coast.
Jaxon and Tavin having a little ride on the boardwalk.
Any of you who know me and traveling wouldn't expect anything else than me fast asleep! (Wow how many chins do I have!)
Jax sound asleep on his DS as a pillow. You can tell he played hard!
Shelby and Arianne living up the beach life.
Arianne and Tavin having a race on the beach.
Tav giving Arianne a kiss on her nose at Mo's. Kyle and Uncle Farris loved the clam chowder. Everything was so good there.
Any Goonies Fans? This is Hay Stack Rock from that classic.
Kyle and Drew. Oh so Romantic. Look at that view.
Family Pic. on the Beach.
Ready Get Set GO!!
Jaxon creating a master piece.

More Vacation Fun!

We will start with this one because look how sweet and innocent he looks! Wow he has everyone fooled. This is at the Rose Gardens.

So Friday the girls went shopping at this outdoor mall that was really fun, and the boys went to movie. They went to Ice Age 3 and I think Uncle Farris and Kyle liked it just as much if not more than the boys. Then we went to another mall that had the Cheesecake Factory. We shopped a little while we waited for a table. This is the boys in the sports store running the track.

Tavin having fun with stickers

Aunt Liz and Jaxon at the outside mall.

Uncle Farris and Aunt Liz looking great. We had such a blast with them.Kyle and I at the Rose Gardens.
Could I be any happier to be there~~

Brothers will be brothers! More Friday at these amazing Rose Gardens. It was beautiful.

Family in the fountains. The boys were putting their heads in and ready for little swim.

Jaxon took this picture of Arianne. She was so good with the boys. The whole family was incredible with the little rascals. We love them all so much.