Saturday we spent the day at Washington Square mall in Portland. No sales tax in Oregon - Yippee! We had a good time and bought several items we probably do not need. For some reason the combination of a sale and no sales tax makes it that much harder to say no. Caden REALLY does not need any more clothes - but I couldn't resist. We had a late lunch - early dinner at the Cheesecake Factory - Yummy! We ordered off the children's menu for Caden - how fun was that?! Of course he had mac n cheese.
Playing video games at the hotel with Dad
Sunday we headed to the track to watch the race. At motorcross races they let you get really close to the action. Close enough you get dirt kicked up on you from the bikes. I wasn't sure how Caden would do ... but Daddy wanted to take him. Caden did awesome and Dan's face couldn't have glowed more. He was so excited Caden liked the motorcycles. It was funny to watch Caden. The bikes would go by so fast, he would blink, turn his head and they would be gone. If you could only see the perplexed look on his face. Amazingly enough he even took a nap through the action. Dan and I were cracking up. I'm still not sure how he slept through it.
Really, Caden did just get his haircut. I think he's gonna have naturally curly hair like mommy!
I don't have anything good to say about the hotel we stayed in. We chose the Residence Inn in Vancouver. It sucked ... the room smelled of stale cigarette smoke, several light bulbs were burned out, the decor clashed, we were unable to order a movie from the in-room guide (it said it was locked - no one could tell us how to fix it), our room was next to the freeway, the shower head was too low ... I will not continue. Let's just say to sum it up they will be getting a comment card from me!
It's nice to be home ... July was a very busy month for us and I'm afraid it's continuing into August. But I will not complain ... January will be here soon enough and we will be stuck in the house because it is too snowy and too cold outside!
Clean again! It's amazing how much dirt flies at the race!
I am excited to pick up my friend Tanya and her two adorable children, Kristian (7) and Lily (5) at the train station Wednesday night! They are coming to visit for a couple of days (they live on the Seattle side). Tanya has been trying to find things to do with the kids over summer vacation to keep them occupied ... a train ride it is! I can't wait to see how this adventure plays out :o)