Recap. Soooooo loooooooong.

I have SO many pictures on my camera that need to be uploaded/explained, but I’m not sure it’s totally necessary to explain most of them…
May has been good to us, we’ve found ourselves here and there – making plenty of good memories.
First stop, Belknap Hot Springs for a surprise birthday party involving our Brother in Law, Matt. Stephanie had a pretty big time surprise birthday party set up for him out there. She rented a giant house and we headed over to celebrate. Really fun. Really. Cameron was instructed to bring his ninja costume and here’s why:
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Ninjas for life.
It was a short stay, about 18 hours. It was the first time there weren’t any owners at the shop. It feels good but so, so scary to be letting go – even if only a little. Like leaving a baby at daycare for the first time, ya know?!
Last weekend we needed to head to Portland for some furniture, etc for the new store. IKEA is so perfect for those things! We decided to make a family trip out of it, leaving a day earlier than we had planned to shop with Steph. I am REALLY not a fan of Portland. It’s ridiculously hard to get around (I ALWAYS get lost…) it’s always dreary, the people are flippin’ weird (ever heard ‘keep portland weird’? This is a real slogan for the city) and I just generally dislike it because it ate my husband up for weeks at a time last school year while he worked there.
Despite all this, we had a pretty legendary weekend. Portland, you have redeemed yourself. Partly.
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It was one of the nicer days we’d seen in a while, 70’s and sunny. Keith told Cam he could run in the fountains but had to keep his shorts dry. riiiiiight.
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Sticking his head in water.
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Totally loving life.
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That’s our kid, sitting on the fountain. Classic! Billy Madison, anyone? His shorts were SOAKED! But he was having so much fun, it would have been mean to stop him.
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Waiting for the MAX train. Pretty much the coolest thing ever if you are a 3.5 year old boy.
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All smiles, as usual.
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Check it out. Drooling before we even left the parking lot. ZONKED
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He’s not really even close to crawling yet. TOTALLY FINE BY ME! Not sure I would have said that first time around. Cam was crawling by now, but I now realize how much harder it gets with a mover! Stay still as long as possible, baby J. PLEASE!
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This baby absolutely adores his brother. He gets the biggest smile on his face whenever Cam is close by. It makes my heart happy.
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Best big brother in the world. Big personality in such a tiny package.
In other news, we got our pictures back from this round of Jackson’s first year. The nine monthers turned out great! I LOOVE so many of the ones with the boys together. Score.
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I’m 3 y’all! I don’t know why he thinks this is the best way to make a three but it’s flippin’ hilarious! Love him!


  1. I love allllllll of this! Baby J is so cute! Love ya!

  2. Wonderful pictures of both boys!

  3. And this is why Nick and I really need to come meet the boys this summer. Ninjas! heck yes! Missed seeing you Melissa but was so fun to catch up with Keith.

    P.S. We love Cuppa Yo. Yo Wild = sucks.


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