Feb 18, 2008

A bright sunshiny day

It's another day for song lyrics. Today's inspiration is from Jimmy Cliff:
I can see clearly now the rain is gone,
I can see all obstacles in my way,
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind.
It's gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) sunshiny day.
It's gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) sunshiny day.

Out of nowhere, dark and dreary Beaverton was blessed with a gorgeously warm, wonderfully bright, beautiful, dry, sunny day. Thanks to good old Presidents Day, our best buddy Isabel was home from school today so we picked her up and spent three glorious hours at Rood Bridge Park together (another item on our Oregon List!). We had an absolutely fabulous time.

We took this documentary photo for our Oregon scrapbook.

The kids' first stop (after eating their Happy Meals) was one of the huge hills. They ran races up and down, rolled down the hill, and enjoyed general merriment for a while.

Next they hit the playground. Monkey bars, slides, rock walls...they enjoyed it all.

Zachary loved the swings. He did a mighty leap off of one and Heidi had visions of an ER visit, but he 's tough. No broken arms today.

Gavin chilled in the stroller except when he had some lunch and wiggle time on a blanket while the kids played Frisbee.

Then we unloaded bikes from the van
and toured the park's many paths.

We stopped by a pond for a water break
and, of course, to skip rocks.

Later the kids discovered the delights of the "screamin' streamin' rocket launcher" Tyler got for his birthday.
(It's a major hit, Angie -- thanks!)

None of us quite wanted the outing to end, but I had to get home for piano lessons (drat responsibility!). What a fun time we had. I'm so happy to have these memories, and I'm sure the kids are, too.
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