Saturday, August 7, 2010

Brady is 2!

Brady's 2nd Birthday is today! I can't believe how fast that he went from this...
Newborn Garrett Brady Clegg
1 Year old this! We love him so much and are constantly amazed at how much is he learning...keeping us on our toes EVERY DAY! (right now he just found his presents and is trying to open them...stinker!)
2 Years old

Happy Birthday sweetie! You are going to LOVE your motorcycle cake!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Our Oregon Coast Camping Trip

I am finally getting around to sharing the pictures from our camping trip we took to the Oregon Coast...and I have to say...We will for sure be going back! We had an amazing time and the kids LOVED it!
Here is our campsite...with water, electricity and our tent, or course. The KOA we stayed at outside of Lincoln City, Oregon was! There was a great playground that every spare second the kids were playing swings, big tires and slides...perfect!
Elvis even performed our first night! It was hilarious! We had yummy ice cream from the Tillamook Factory and danced and sang with Elvis. It was great!

We played and played and played at the beach every day. The girls loved digging in the sand and we found an amazing place with sandy tidepools alongside some rocks and the girls couldn't get enough!
Of course we had some messy kids during the week too. I still think they are cute! Maybe even cuter with all the slime and grime!

Mommy and Brady.
Our cute little boy hiding in the rocks!
We visited some great lighthouses and other attractions too. The scenery is like nothing else. Worth the trip for sure!
And of course the Tillamook cheese factory was a hit and more ice cream was eaten too.
The Sea Lion caves were ok. SOOO stinky! We saw a ton of sea lions during the mostly alive ones, and we even saw a dead one too. Brady kept saying "stinky sea lion" and plugging his nose for the next 3 days anytime he smelled something stinky. It was hilarious!
Grace and Brady plugging their noses in the cave. It really did smell bad.

Here we are at the Yaquina Light House. I love lighthouses. The kids had to be at least 48in. tall to climb it and while Grace is that tall the line was HUGE, so we didn't go up. It was breathtaking though.

And who doesn't love covered bridges? I thought it was fun!

We had a great trip. The kids absolutely LOVED sleeping in the tent in their sleeping bags. It was an adventure but totally worth doing again. Happy Summer!

Summer happenings

Here are just a few things we've been up to:
We celebrated our 8the anniversary the end of June. Garrett made reservations at this amazing italian restaurant in our little town and there were 2 dozen roses waiting for us at our table. It was great!
We have been working sooo hard on the house too...(but who's kidding, when aren't we?) and finished all the trim for the windows and the baseboards on our main level. Just the upstairs left now. WOOHOO then we're done!
And we had a great 4th of July too. We just sat on our deck and watched all the neighbors set off their fireworks. And we did a few sparklers too. The girls LOVED it and Brady slept through it.

It's OK to be totally grossed out...I was beyond grossed out!

So since last friday morning I have been finding little raisin sized droppings in the kitchen, laundry room, attic and up the stairs. I thought it was a mouse, but quickly learned otherwise. I bought mouse traps at the store and baited them with peanut butter. Then found 3 out of the 4 had been licked clean and not caught anything....we had something bigger running around our house.

Garrett bought two of these HUGE rat traps and less than 12 hours later...this is what we caught.

So totally and completely the most disgusting thing EVER. I can't believe it's been running around our house. So far since Sunday, no new droppings in the house and we think we have the problem tackled.

Lauren, I would totally take ants over this thing ANY DAY...just spray raid and you're good. These guys are something to loose sleep over, believe me, I did!

p.s. oregon pictures coming soon!