As promised, the long-overdue post about Alexa & Tegan’s visit :)
The girls came up on the 19th and spent three days with us. Immediately, Tegan’s first request was a trip to Powell’s*. We promised her that’d be our first trip the next day; and, in fact, we managed to hit three different Powell’s locations (one by accident, but that’s another story).
We got many, many books at the downtown location (plus an origami kit – seen in the photos), then got even more origami paper at the Home & Garden Powell’s on Hawthorne.
Tegan got really into the #origamigraffiti and was a pro at placing (and hiding) it. My favorite was when she snuck several cranes into decorative mugs at Bipartisan. We put #origamigraffiti in some really original places at her suggestion.
Other journeys included a trip to Voodoo Doughnut Too, nominally to get her a Voodoo t-shirt and a dozen doughnuts, but also to show off the Voodo topiary. If you haven’t been to Voodoo Too, don’t miss the topiary :) For the record, she liked the Dirty Doughnut, which is one of my faves. We also ended up at OHSU because I had an appointment (and I thought they might want to ride the tram – no dice).
Things I noticed:
- Tegan is SO BIG. I couldn’t handle it.
- Tegan is the cutest 7-year-old in the world. Sorry if you don’t agree, but that’s my totally unbiased opinion.
- Origami is an awesome craft for kids (which I kind of already knew/ suspected).
- I totally forgot to teach her to knit. I’ve been meaning to.
- I am seriously impressed with my sister’s (and Karen’s) parenting abilities.
So, yeah. We had a fantastic visit (I hope they agree) and really wish we could see them more often. All in all, it was just the pick-me-up we needed after this Fall/ Winter.
Sooo… next time, so much to share. Until then, if you’re in the area, I hope you’re enjoying the gorgeously unseasonable weather. If you’re not, maybe you should hop onto a plane. It was 66F today and super sunny.
*No joke. She’s a Morris, for sure.