Thursday, October 14, 2010

Oregon Vacation - Day 6

Beware, I'm warning you now this will be a long post. I thought about making it another two parter, but since I am sooo very far behind, I decided against it. Hope you don't grow weary of the pictures :)

On the road again....

...back to Baker City to visit Yohn's aunt, uncle and cousins. This is Mirabel, his cousin Amber's youngest. The last time we saw her and her family her son Nolan was younger than this little cutie.

Building forts under the piano. Nolan is in there too, but he's not a picture kid and decided to hide from me.

Elisha and Nolan playing tackle football with cousin Simon (actually Simon is Nolan's unlce, but he's Yohn's cousin, which makes him my kids' second cousin?).

While the boys played football, Bethany and Haidee made friends.

There I caught Nolan (kinda) when they came back in to play forts under the table.

Later on the kids were allowed to pick strawberries in Yohn's aunt and uncle's strawberry patch.

Bethany enjoyed sharing her berries with Haidee...

...which brought a big smile to her cute little face!

Just before we left it was photo taking time.
Simon, Yohn and Elisha

Then Nolan decided he should be a part of the "man picture."

Simon, Yohn and Amber

We tried to take a picture of all of the kids, but Mirabel would have none of it, so it was just the four older kids. Here is where it gets entertaining (at least for all of us anyways) and hopefully you'll see why this post was so overloaded with pictures. This first picture was the best I got. The rest....

...were slightly less perfect. But when photographing kids this is often what you get. Keep an eye on Haidee, K? First she's teasing her brother and gets no response out of him...

...then she targets Elisha. And who knows what Bethany was doing!

See her moving in there?

Moving in for the kill, er thrill, with much laughter from those of us standing by and watching.


Dog Pile!

Hit him with a pillow!

Then after we adults picked ourselves up off the floor and wiped the tears from our eyes from laughing so hard we tried again with the littlest one in the picture. Can you see she's still not havin' it?

So we just decided to take family pictures instead. Mirabel was so much happier in her mama's arms. Nolan however, is done.

Elisha and Bethany had to have a picture with their favorite cousin, Simon.

Then we added Amber in the mix.

Crazy face pictures. Well some were doing crazy face and some... well I just don't know what they are doing :)

Uncle Allen, Aunt Ethel & Yohn
We left sooo late that night and then had an hour drive back to my parent's house. The kids were asleep when we got back and were very easy to put to bed :)


Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time with your family!

Gregg Metcalf said...

Great photos! Looks like a great "Oregon Vacation!" Thanks for sharing.

Together We Save said...

Great pictures!! Thanks for sharing. Looks like a wonderful vacation!

CM said...

Yay for family!!!

Oh how I wish some day to go to Oregon!

Anonymous said...

Fun memories, for sure! Making a fort in the ageless tradition--and so much fun!

Anonymous said...

Great Photos! I especially like the ones of the kids picking strawberries :-)

He & Me + 3 said...

I love that you all get to take trips and spend so much time with family. Good for you. That is what life is about. Spending time...with those you love.
Yum to the strawberries.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Looks like fun! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. I know I've said it before, but I'm just so happy we have this connection :)

Kate said...

Family is so precious!! Looks like a great time was had by all :-)

The first pic now has me longing for a road trip... thanks a lot! ;-)

I love strawberries.

Please tell your daughter that my daughter loves her Tinkerbell shirt! I'm wearing a shirt with Tink on it right this very minute :-)