Family time!

As promised, the long-overdue post about Alexa & Tegan’s visit :)

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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:

  1. Tegan is SO BIG.  I couldn’t handle it.
  2. Tegan is the cutest 7-year-old in the world.  Sorry if you don’t agree, but that’s my totally unbiased opinion.
  3. Origami is an awesome craft for kids (which I kind of already knew/ suspected).
  4. I totally forgot to teach her to knit.  I’ve been meaning to.
  5. 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.


2 thoughts on “Family time!

  1. ok, now that i’ve attempted to wrap my head around that… lots of love for her … she IS adorables. i love her enthusiasm about the #origamigraffiti project too!

    careful, this weather keeps it up and i WILL be on a plane. though in theory it’s to warm up by the end of the week. i’ll believe it when i see it.

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