Sunday, May 17, 2009

More Livvies?

Last weekend we trekked down to Portland for the first time since the somewhat disastrous trip (sleeping-wise) in February.

Except for a somewhat belated nap in the car - Joris finally succumbed to sleep 30 minutes outside of Portland - everything went swimmingly.

On the way out of Seattle, Joris pointed out the Space Needle, with which he has been rather obsessed the last couple of weeks. Once out of sight he requested "More Space Needles?". When we explained that there is only one Space Needle in the whole wide world and it's in Seattle, he asked for "More Seattle?".

We stopped by Jacob's brother Trinh's house and Joris had a blast playing with his cousins, Delia (9) and Livia (5). When we were finally able to pry him away from them because we had to go he asked for "More Livvies? More cousin Delia?".

We had dinner with friends from my Portland days whom we hadn't seen in a loooooong while, which was very nice. Joris stayed up until 9:30pm that night before crashing in the crib at my parents' house and slept uninterrupted until the next morning, which was great.

We enjoyed the Gresham Farmer's market and the company of my brother and his fiance on Saturday and we all made a big Mother's Day brunch on Sunday, after we took off again and Joris took a 2 hour nap in the car.

A lovely, wonderful visit that put my travel-with-a-toddler fears at least somewhat to rest.

1 comment:

Claudia said...

Thanks for posting those great photos, Carine. In the last two, Joris's tentative expression is so much like his dad's at that age.
Grandma Claudia