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Our little boy
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

ROAD TRIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We sure hope everyone had a great Labor Day. If you were fortunate enough to have a 3 day weekend, hope it was a blast and you got a chance to go camping, go see a show (PJ20 or Dave at the Gorge perhaps??) or just spend some quality time with family and friends.

Little Man had a bit of a different Labor Day. He got to go on his first road trip!

We headed to Spokane on Friday to visit family and just get away from the area for a while. This was the first time we had been able to get away in just short of a year (I had been able to get a week away earlier) as an entire family. It was wonderful.........check it out!

I don't have a whole lot of awesome photos from hanging out at Nana and Papa's house, but we got a good number of photos from our excursions out and about the Spokane area. Our first stop was Manito Park in the heart of the South Hill area. The day was bright and the sky was blue and the flowers were in full bloom.

The 3 photos above are of a garden in the park with an awesome water fountain. A very important water fountain to our family, in fact.

Little Man was able to dip a toe and even a hand in the fountain before it became overrun with other people. We even got a family photo on the most important spot on the fountain to us. Full circle back to this spot for Julie and I, and now we add Mason to the lore!

 Papa loved pushing Mason around. Mason loves to go for walks and so does Papa so EVERYONE was happy with that situation..........until we had to go uphill.
Loving the attention........and the ride!
We also went to the Rose Garden portion of the park and Little Man got to sniff his first rose.......he seemed less interested in that and more interested in grabbing at the flowers. After thorning himself once, Dad learned to pin his hands back so he could not touch the flowers.........but that only lasted so long as evidenced by the last photo there. He tried to get those petals in his mouth as fast as he could, but we thwarted that one.
While at the Rose Garden, we got some of my new favorite photos. He is so darn cute on that rock, and his Mom is pretty hot too!

After much set up and, as Papa would call it, rigamorol, we were able to capture a fairly decent group photo. Welcome to Spokane Little Man!

We ended up in the South portion of the park where my Sister used to work and they had converted a former wading pool into a really cool water park like thing. There were no slides, but there was spouting water and dumping water and shooting water and such. Mom thought it was a brilliant idea to take Mason into the feature and suddenly water was shooting from all over at her. She moved him directly under a bucket thing that, when full, dumped to the ground. You can see the water splasing up at them both. Mason LOVED it! Mom.........not so much.

Let the record state that I had nothing to do with the water soaking them!
Not happy Mommy, very happy baby!
Cutie Pie!

The next day we headed North to the Green Bluff area where they have numerous farms and local produce and quaint little shops. It was very warm out, but the heat did not stop a whole bunch of people from heading that way so we were among a crowd quite a bit. Julie found some amazing peaches and she even let Little Man give one a go.......
He loved it, of course!

His new thing...........hanging as upside down as he can, no matter where he is.

Papa spied a tractor that he thought Mason would like. We put him in the seat, way up high and charged Papa with making sure he didn't get scared or fall.
Papa was equal to the task and Mason had a blast. Then it was back to Nana and Papa's for some sleep and................
his favorite book, read by Nana. He has now had 5 different members of his family read this book to him. Grandpa, you are next!

In all, it was a wonderful time over in Spokane. It gets tougher and tougher to leave there every time we visit. That could be because Nana and Papa have the best room in the world for guests.........you would have to sleep there to fully appreciate it, but trust me, it is nothing short of amazing.

Thanks Nana and Papa for letting us come and visit. We will be back soon! Mason is already planning his next road trip..........stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Hard to choose a favorite. I love the one with his tongue sticking out while he's smelling the roses. Love the ones on the rock! Love the one of him in the tractor!! He's so cute and the gardens look amazing!! I'm glad you had a fun time!