Thursday, June 19, 2008

a walk in the park..

This is one of my all time favorite weekend traditions with aunt jo! She is done with school in August and will be moving back to portland for her internship, we can't wait till she's back!

So we bundle up the kids, swing by and grab some coffee and head to the eastbank esplanade. We walk a 3 mile loop that starts under the hawthorne bridge, takes us over the steel bridge and than back over the hawthorne bridge to where we started. It is a visually stimulating walk along the water. You get to see the gorgeous downtown city scape, industrial, graffiti, water, trains, cars, and nature... portland is great...We have been doing it since before Max was born. It is getting a little tricky since the boys now want to get out of the stroller and walk too. I usually make them wait till we get to the floating bridge and than we strap them back down across the steel bridge and let them out again when we get to the salmon street fountain. It is getting tricky....

This weekend ollie bit the dust on part of the walk, I was checking out a section of the park where they have concrete patio stones laid with grass planted in between, which is what I want to do in my backyard. Ollie took off running and caught a corner of the stones and went down right on his face... the poor little guy...he survived, but he has a nasty bonk on the head.