Wednesday, August 20, 2008

If at first you don't succeed...

You just gotta try it again, at 5 o'clock in the morning!

My nieces (and sister) were supposed to have left yesterday morning. We dutifully reported in at the airport 2 hours before their flight, only to find out that the flight to SFO was so delayed that there was no way they could make their connecting flight to TPE. Given that the choices were A. staying at my place for another night or B. staying at the airport in San Francisco, they chose option A. They were rebooked for an earlier flight out of PDX this morning, and we were up at 5am. Which makes one wonder, why I'm still up writing this?

Because I'm got more eye exploding pictures!

Needing to find something for the kids to do for another day (when all their toys have been carefully packed away), I remembered that I hadn't taken them on the trail in our neighborhood greenbelt (which connects all the way to Tryon Creek Park). So while their mother napped, the 3 of us went on an advanture.

This is at the head of the trail (and it's actually a lot, owned by someone, but not yet built). Somebody had put this swing up, and these two had a jolly good time:

The little one generally doesn't like to pose for photos, so when I asked to take a picture on the trail, this was what I got:

When I said, "give me a smile," she started wiggling around and smiling like crazy. This was probably the only time in my life when I had wished I had a video camera:

And believe it or not, I actually got some work done today. Mostly catching up on Portland Open Studios stuff, which I've neglected these last 5 weeks. Still have a lot more to do, but I've gotten started at least.

1 comment:

Michael5000 said...

Cute kiddos. And the older one is dangerous on the bocce court. Or the bocce pitch. Or whatever it is you play bocce on.