Friday, August 31, 2012

more time with family

 On Friday, June 15th, we all met up downtown to walk around & find somewhere to eat lunch.

 There happened to be a balloon clown making balloon animals for the kids.

 You never know what you'll find in Eugene...  ;)

We ate lunch at Mezza Luna, shopped a bit, then found gelato at the 5th Street Market.  :)

 That evening, we gathered at my parent's house for dinner.

A few Stoerman girls.  :)

 Dominic's ready for the photo shoot!

 So many boys & Sadie!
Tyler, Sadie, Ronan, Cohen, Finley, Griffin, Lincoln, Cedar, Tate & Dominic.

Silly faces!

After dinner, Kenton was hosting a Game Night at our church, so several of us went over to play & hang out.  We love our California family so much!  It was so great to get some time with them in Oregon!

california cousins

 My cousin, Melissa, her husband, Shaheen, & their two sons, Lincoln & Dominic, came to stay with us for a few nights of their vacation in Oregon (from Southern California).  On Thursday, June 14th, we met up with my sisters, their kids, & our other cousin, Kellie, & her husband, Steve, at RiverPlay park.

 Brave Lincoln!

 Melissa & Dominic

 Shaheen & Dominic

 That's a long, fast slide!

 Finn & Cedar

 Tate checking out the water feature.

Climbing boys!  I couldn't convince Finn to wear shorts...he loves those orange sweat pants!

 We had a picnic lunch before hiking Skinner's Butte.

 Taking a quick break on the hike.

We made it to the top!

 Pretty view of downtown Eugene.

 Smile for Mama.

 Sliding on the big, yellow "O"

 We could see Autzen Stadium, where the University of Oregon Ducks Football team plays.


 Cedar & Mama (Kenton had to work on this day).

 Tyler & Cedar

 Lincoln, Melissa, Tate, Gretchen, Shaheen w/ Dominic, Steve & Kellie

 We had a little help from a friendly photographer, who showed us where to find the bald eagle nest.

 That evening, we had a yummy BBQ dinner at the Ruddick's house.

 Such a great space for entertaining!

Shaheen & Steve.