One of the things Moms does for her work sometimes is attend military events on the weekend. March 1, we attended a mobilization ceremony for the civil engineers of the 142nd Squadron of Oregon's Air National Guard.
Sitting still for the ceremony was particularly hard because I knew what awaited me at the end of the event: I'd get to see AIR FORCE PLANES!!! I was not disappointed.
How many 4 year olds do YOU know who get to sit in the cockpit of an F-15?!?
Seriously, Moms? SERIOUSLY?!?
Ronan's Bday Party--I sat at the table with the ladies
Checking out the team through my 'noc's
First game of the new Portland Thunder! Woot!
BONUS! My cousin Ava was there with her parents!
Me, Ava, and Legend: bringing the cute to football
As luck would have it, I got to see Ava again later that week and take a ride in her Cadi
In the Peaches classroom, if we had a great day we'd get to take Marvin the Monkey home for an overnight. I earned Marvin in March and he got to hang out with me and Bullseye.
Monkey loves XBox!
Bully loves the monkey!
March also included a trip to Carmel, California to meet my Great-Grandma Else just shy of her 100th birthday. The added bonus of a visit like that is that I get to see my cousins too! We stayed in Monterey so we also got to go to the super awesome aquarium. It was a great weekend.
1st Things 1st: Cali = In 'n' Out. My first time ever. My mouth is watering just looking at this picture.
A few laps to burn off the burger calories
A statue, Eli & I contemplate the meaning of life
Watching a movie upside down. We're hilarious.
Pops & Uncle Steven had dinner with Grandma while Moms, Tracy & us kids stayed back and had dinner at the hotel.
Waiting for brunch with Grandma
Swinging with my cousins!
Eli and some Jellies
3 out of 4 generations featured here
Back at my cousin's house, we did a little intergalactic playing before me and my parents went to the airport
My First T-Ball Team. April practice in Portland means finding a covered playground.
With my buddy Ronan
First game!! Rounding the bases.
Lucky for Moms she has an amazing shutter speed, otherwise she'd never catch this streak of lightning
Ready for the MLB
Gru's Cousins and one of mine
AM Waffle Cart Trek with Pops
For two months in a row, I got to see my cousins! In April, we all visited Gram at her new house near Scottsdale. Moms and I went out a few days before Pops joined us because he had school. We were spoiled, we went to a cool exhibit, and we had a fancy Easter brunch! Thanks, Gram!
Reunited and it feels SO GOOD!!!
The dark side of swag: our parents have hours of assembly ahead of them
Brrrrr. Huddling with my cousins to stay warm.
Chihuly at the Botanical Garden
Me and Moms!
It's a CACTUS!
Moms loves purple
The glass is even prettier at night
We had to be up early for brunch on Sunday, so our parents made special arrangements with the Easter Bunny to drop off our baskets a day early
Then it was off to dinner
Partial Family Photo
En route to the airport, we stopped to check out the new Cubs Spring Training facility
I took this one!
Back in Portland, we headed to a Blazers Playoff Game
Team Colors Track Suit = SuperFan
We met up with Auntie Feather at Falftime (see what I did there?)