Letter from mom Year 1.11

Dear Landon-
In only one short month, you will be two!
This month was a lot of travel again, although I think we might be settling down and keeping it in the state for a while after that last trip.
We took you up to Portland, Oregon, Drove through Tillamook to Bay City OR to stay at the Cottage by the Sea, AKA, Grandma’s beach house. While in Oregon you:

-Went 29 hours straight without seeing your parents (Grandma and Grandpa watched you so mom and dad could get away for a day)

Grandma, Grandpa, and Landon Grandma, Grandpa, and Landon
June 08, somewhere on the OR coast

-Hiked to Munson Falls

the whole bunch of us on the other side of the sign the whole bunch of us on the other side of the sign that says DANGER DO NOT PASS
Hiking down to Munson Falls in Tillamook OR 7/1/08

-Went to a beach for the first time ever, and saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time ever

Can I go back out there? Can I go back out there?
Lincon City June 08

-Got splashed with a sneaky wave

oh no! that wave was way too high mom! oh no! that wave was way too high mom!
Lincon City June 08

-Went to the Aquarium in Newport where you got to pet a starfish

but I don't want to touch! but I don’t want to touch!
Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Or. 6/28/08

-Went Crabbing with Grandpa

Going crabbing with Grandpa Going crabbing with Grandpa
June 08, somewhere on the OR coast

-Slid down a huge slide by yourself

slide! slide!
Bay City Park, OR 7/08

-learned to climb ladders
-went to the air museum in Tillamook

a family a family
At the Air Museum in Tillamook, OR, 7/1/08

-Watched Dad blow off fireworks (you loved this! You clapped your hands and smiled and asked “again” after each one!)

sparks rock sparks rock
Cottage by the Sea, Bay City, OR July 08
more fireworks more fireworks
Cottage by the Sea, Bay City, OR July 08
I love them! I love them!
Cottage by the Sea, Bay City, OR July 08

-took your second trip to the Oregon zoo.

look at his feet! look at the feet on that Polar Bear!
Oregon Zoo 7/2/08
fish! fish!
Oregon Zoo 7/2/08
something is going to get me! something is going to get me!
Oregon Zoo 7/2/08
bears are big! bears are big!
Oregon Zoo 7/2/08
look at that! look at that!
Oregon Zoo 7/2/08

– Saw Dinosaur Bones and Sat on a giant Ear at OMSI

dadda and landon look about dadda and landon look about
OMSI Portland OR 7/4/08
A giant EAR A giant EAR
OMSI Portland OR 7/4/08
dinasours dinasours
OMSI Portland OR 7/4/08
fossils fossils
OMSI Portland OR 7/4/08

-Rolled in the sand at Rockaway Beach

sand sand
Rockaway Beach, OR 7/3/08
toes in the sand toes in the sand
Rockaway Beach, OR 7/3/08
oh! it will come to me! oh! it will come to me!
Rockaway Beach, OR 7/3/08
Landon working on being a model Landon working on being a model
Rockaway Beach, OR 7/3/08
FUN! FUN!
Rockaway Beach, OR 7/3/08

-Played in many play places at many malls and visited Powell’s Books

in front of the best bookstore in the world! in front of the best bookstore in the world!
Beaverton OR
at the mall with friends! at the mall with friends!
7/2/08 tigard or
and this boat and this boat
Washington square playplace 7/7/08

– Learned to watch TV shows on Mom’s Ipod

ipod child watches yo gabba gabba ipod child watches yo gabba gabba
in the car, in oregon july 08

-Went for a Swing on the beach in Seaside and visited the Aquarium

looking at the fish looking at the fish
Seaside OR 7/6/08
yet another beach yet another beach
Seaside OR 7/6/08
beach swings beach swings
Seaside OR 7/6/08

-Drove up to Washington to have dinner with some of Mom and Dad’s friends

our friends our friends
Sam and Becky, along with Bobby and Landon, at Becky’s family home in Long Beach WA. It was beautiful. 7/6/08

-Played in the dirt at the cottage by the sea

Landon looks at the wall Landon looks at the wall
at the cottage by the sea in Baycity OR. July 08

-Had lunch at Monteaux’s

this is tasty lunch this is tasty lunch
Monteaux’s in Portland OR area 7/7/08
Lunch time Lunch time
At Monteauxs! 7/7/08

-Ate Vegan Chocolate from MoonStruck

MoonStruck Dark Chocolate MoonStruck Dark Chocolate
Is vegan. which means Landon can have it.
he liked it.
in the car in Beaverton, OR 7/7/08

-Stayed awake for the entire trip and flight home.

say Cheese! say Cheese!
on the way to the airport to go home. 7/7/08 portland, or

You were very good in Portland, Mostly. You really did stay awake for the entire flight home, and were pretty good about it.

This month we also took you to see your first movie ever at the theatre. We went to see Wall-E. You weren’t as good there as you could have been, but you seemed to have fun.

I hope this month has been an adventure for you, and that you had as much fun as we did.

Love,
Mom

Note: All 200 or so from our trip have been upload can be seen here

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