Monday, April 7, 2014

Oregon! (Part 1)

 Spring break we went to Oregon.  We've only traveled to the coast in autumn so it was fun to do this trip in the spring.  The scenery was amazing. On the way, we passed daffodil farms in full bloom that looked like they could be postcard pictures. Wow!!
Of course, we stopped at Multonomah Falls on the way.
Georgeous as always!!!  By the way, the top bridge was broken and closed to tourists because a large chunk of the cliff broke off a few weeks previous and hit the bridge.  That would have been scary. You can't really tell in my picture though. 
Reagan posing in the hollow tree with Tessa and Zane.  Did I mention we went on this trip with friends from Bruneau who also have 6 kids?  Between us we had 13 kids because Lily our exchange student came too.  :) You won't believe how much we had to stop for bathroom breaks! But we finally, finally made it to the coast.
I realized I rarely have Joel's picture on my blog!  So here he is, in case you wondered about his existence.  :)
We found a hurt bird our first morning and Leif was worried about it. We told him,"It will be okay.  It will just stay here and die a slow and agonizing death because it can't fly to get food OR it'll might get eaten by dog. But that's how life is sometimes for birds.  Kinda sad."  I actually did say something pretty similar to that and I realize in some ways I am much more open with my youngest child than I was with my oldest. Which is strange because in other ways I baby Leif much more.  But when it comes to some of the harsher realities, like, there is NO Santa Claus, Leif, even if your preschool teacher told you that, and no tooth fairy but here's a dollar because your Mama knows losing teeth and birthdays are the main source of income for small children, and yes, we are going to eat our 4-H pig you pampered all summer, it will be delicious, well, it's just all out in the open.   Oh boy, it is after midnight and I am beginning to digress to strange ramblings......
So back to the lovely Oregon scenery.
This rock, or haystack as they call it, was so pretty!!! We stayed in Pacific City by Cape  Kiwanda and the beach was a block away from the house.  Perfect!
Cape kiwanda had some fun tide pools,
And a climbing wall.  Somebody carved it out of the soft cliff- how nice of them!  Reagan and others tried to climb as high as they could.
I'll finish this post up soon.  Better get to bed. I get strange when it's late at night.   Zzzzzzzz.......


Kimberly said...

Hi Sariah! Are you still homeschooling? I can't quite tell from your posts. I want to keep Jenna and Benson home next year but I"m super nervous. I'd love to talk to you. Can you call? 2208-421-2858

sariah said...

Hi Kimberly,
I am not currently homeschooling anyone. But we can still talk. my number is 22088452698 :) It would be fun to catch up with you and I can tell you what I know about homeschooling in Twin. There are great resources there.

mama of many said...

Someday we have to go there together! You are our favorite adventure partners.