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After picking up the kids from Grammie and Pop Pops in Corvallis we headed out to Yachats for a few days. We got there a little before sunset and took some nice family photos
The next morning everyone was excited to head down to the beach
Mia led us down the short little trail to the beach
Time to chase waves
Mia insisted on wearing her swimsuit and as you know Mia does what Mia wants
Everyone had lots of book time
and rock time
and of course bike time
Before heading back we stopped by Devil’s Churn, Spouting Horn, and Thor’s Well
After all that you’re going to need a montage
Kicking off spring break with a trip to the Lumberyard bike park
Mia navigating the turns
Autumn took on the hills of all sizes!
Luca was at home exploring all the tracks and of course taking the shortcuts and jumps
It’s Thanksgiving tomorrow and normally we wait till after to get our tree but December is super busy this year. I have to travel to CA for work and Kitty and I are taking a trip to Vegas to see some shows for my birthday, so we packed up everyone today and headed out to the Christmas tree farm.
It was a much anticipated affair, three years in the making. After countless hours of watching her brother’s and sister’s classes, imitating every move they made, and asking repeatedly if she could have a turn, we woke up this morning with great excitement as we prepared to take Mia to her first gymnastics class!
Luckily her class is at the same time as Autumn’s, so big sister got to help out with lining up at the top of the stairs and getting through the group warmup.
She looked for me periodically throughout her class and flashed her biggest grin with all her teeth and two big dimples, gave me a thumbs up and blew lots of kisses.
Great job today, chickadee, we are so proud of you!
Happy birthday to our sweet little chickadee who turned 3 today! You are our firecracker, comedian, tornado, singer, dancer, actor, daredevil, doctor, and snuggly love bug. You shine brighter than the sun, you laugh about as close as one can get to a Dr. Evil laugh while still being completely adorable, you rush to give us anaconda squeezes as soon as we arrive home and walk in the door, and you poke your head around our shoulders to stare deeply into our eyes with pure love and wonder. You are exhausting while at the same time being a source of pure joy and delight, and all too often we have to turn our heads to hide a smile or a laugh when you should be getting a time out. Thank you for bringing so much color, and spark, and sweet, sweet love into our family. We love you to the end of the rainbow!