Saturday, September 10, 2011

What we've been up to lately...

Camping: We took Aiden on his first camping trip.  We camped at the beach and Aiden loved it.  He wanted to sleep in the tent another night.  Next time, we'll definitely stay more than one night.  We spent a lot of time at the beach and even went to Ecola State Park to the spot where I proposed last year

Coloring in the tent

Hiking: We went hiking with some friends from our new ward.  We hit several waterfalls and lookouts on the Historic Columbia River Highway and then had a BBQ at their place.  We had a great time.  The Salmon and slow cooked ribs were fantastic!  We played a game of Hit or Miss and somehow I won even though they challenged my answer for things that can be found in a dessert... I said Hippies.  I guess they haven't heard of Burning Man. 

View from Crown Point

Little rock climber

Aiden and the Terrazas fishing

School: Aiden had his frist day of Kindergarten.  He was a little nervous but came home the first day saying he had fun and already made a new friend.  He rode the bus home and now wants to ride the bus both ways to and from school. 
Lego Start Wars Backpack

He really wanted to pose in front of this truck

Walking into school on the first day

Mrs. Miller's classroom

Soccer: Aiden is on a soccer team this fall with my nephew Byron.  They love being on a team together.  My brother-in-law Chris is the coach and I'm the assistant coach.  Chris and I went to a coaching workshop this week and one of the other U6 coaches said coaching kids at this level is like herding kittens.  The kids have fun playing little games like Sharks and Minnows and I feel like a superstar when I'm playing with them.  Of course I let them win.... most of the time. :)


  1. Looks like you are having a blast being a dad!

  2. I love the happy, happy smile on Aidenh's face in the first picture. He's so happy because you've been having so much fun! I'm glad he's liking school and making friends.
    I still don't know about hippies in a desert, but clearly it doesn't matter. You schooled us. We demand a rematch.