Saturday, September 21, 2013

Labor Day Weekend

Scott's parents came up to visit us for the long weekend. We really enjoyed spending the time with them, and wish they were closer to hang with more often. We are very grateful though they made the long drive up and battled the highway closure to come see us. Scott worked Friday, so we met up with him for lunch at the new Venezuelan spot a block from Cinco. The food was yummy, but probably a little adventurous for some in our party.

Coincidence that we kept seeing this as
we walked around the SE... I think not!

Grandma and Grandpa brought this fun toy as an early birthday gift for Maddox. It is his new favorite; he loves pulling the string, playing with the blocks and chewing on them, and destroying the towers that mom and dad make.

We put Ron and Tammy's wealth of knowledge and skills to good use while they were here. They were gracious enough to teach us how to reupholster our dining room chairs, and they did their fair share of the work too on their vacation. It was fun to learn something new, and the chairs look so much better now. Thank you both!

Maddox was a real handyman too!

The weather was beautiful, so we took a break from working and showed them a favorite park of ours.

Saturday evening we hit up the car show in Hillsboro. So glad we didn't miss out on this action...

Grandma Layton was up in Olympia, WA with Scott's Aunt Linda and Uncle Fred, so we made the trip up on Sunday after church to visit with her and some of the cousins. It was a fun Sunday evening, and Maddox was glad to finally meet Great-Grandma in person.

Monday we had more of a "Portland" experience. We headed down to 23rd, and ate at Little Big Burger, then finished off with some Salt & Straw ice cream. They serve gourmet ice cream and some of the flavors are pretty interesting, but the four we chose were delicious -- sea salt with caramel, almond brittle with salted ganache, chocolate gooey brownie, and cinnamon snickerdoodle -- yum!

We loved our time with you two!

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