Thursday, January 17, 2008

Max, Powells and lunch downtown

For the five months since Lucy has joined our family we have usually spent weekends catching up on sleep, with Chris and I tag-team napping throughout the day and no one changing out of their pj's. This weekend we decided to forgo the naps and spend the day on a downtown "adventure."

Maryn has been especially interested in buses and trains recently. She knows that Daddy takes a bus to and from work and cries every time we pass a bus she doesn't get to ride. With this in mind we rode the light-rail MAX train from the suburbs to downtown Portland instead of driving to visit Powell's bookstore (the best bookstore ever!)

Maryn observing the sights from the MAX:

Lucy in the sling:

While Chris looked for ways to spend his Christmas gift certificate (thanks Tom and Britt!), Lucy and I read and watched Maryn "organize" a display of Little Golden Books. (Does anyone else remember reading Poky Little Puppy or The Saggy Baggy Elephant? They were favorites in my house growing up)

After book buying we strolled to a restaurant that specializes in noodles for a delicious and filling lunch. The kids were ready for naps by the time we got home from our outing, but it was nice to use part of the weekend for something other than sleeping :)

Chris and Maryn at lunch:


Drew & Erica said...

What a fun day - it inspires me to plan a fun 'city trip'. you guys are such a beautiful family!

Dan,Melissa & Caleb Barnett said...

I just read all of your posts. It is so fun to see photos and to get a glimpse into your lives. What a sweet family! love, melissa

Carol said...

I'm so glad you guys got out for a fun adventure. I'll be up on Thursday so you can catch up on your naps. I hope you got fun books at Powells.

Katers said...

looks like you had a really nice outing. bookstores are our #1 favorite...kevin would probably go crazy in powell's. wish we could see you more:)