Archive for the ‘Portland toddler activities’ Category

Zoo lights

December 15, 2013
After hot soup at a friend's house we all went out to Zoo lights.

After hot soup at a friend’s house we all put on our warmest gear to visit the Zoo lights.

Every Christmas the Oregon Zoo sparkles.

Every Christmas the Oregon Zoo sparkles.

Most of the animals are asleep at this time of night - but we did catch a few that were up late.

Most of the animals were asleep, but we did catch a few that were up late.

And the animals made of lights were just as cool.

And the animals made of lights were just as cool.

There were big Oregon scenes too.

There were big Oregon scenes too.

and ones we could touch.

and displays we could touch.

It's a super fun way to see Christmas lights.

It’s a super fun way to see Christmas lights.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both busy

November 13, 2013
Whilst Ana was busy doing this

Whilst Ana was busy doing this

this

this

this

this

and this.

and this.

I was busy driving here

I was busy driving here

here

here

here

here

and... whoops!  The first time was by accident.

and… whoops! The first time was by accident.

By Rafa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A birthday bash at Playdate PDX

November 3, 2013
You all know how much I love a good birthday, especially when it's my best friend's party and there is princess cake.

You all know how much I love a good birthday bash, especially when it’s my best friend’s party and there is princess cake.

We were at Playdate PDX which is awesome.  Here Eva and I are in the dragon's mouth up at the top of the castle.

We were at Playdate PDX which is an awesome indoor playground. Here Eva and I are in the dragon’s mouth up at the top of the castle (It’s quite a maze to get up here but a quick trip on the big wave slide to get back down)

Rafa started of in the toddler room,

Rafa started off in the toddler room,

But once we all found the air ball gun room he wasn't going back in with the little kids.

But once we all found the air ball gun room he wasn’t going back in with the little kids.

He was having too much fun in the massive ball fight with the big kids.  He was giving as good as he was getting and the only tears were when it was time to go home.

He was having too much fun in a massive ball fight with the big kids. He was giving as good as he was getting and the only tears shed were when it was time to go home.

By Ana.

Picking pumpkins

October 13, 2013
We decided to do this year's pumpkin picking at Baggenstos Farms.

We decided to do this year’s pumpkin picking at Baggenstos Farms.

We took the hay ride out to the patch.

We took the hay ride out to the patch.

Just like giant soccer balls.  But kinda hard to move.

Just like giant soccer balls. But kinda hard to move.

Ah.  Just right.

I’ve found a good one!

A good family effort.

A great family effort.

Time to play.

Time to play.

Rafa went through the pipe at least a hundred times.

Rafa went through the pipe at least a hundred times.

I liked the hay maze.  Mum kept hiding so she could jump out at me from around the corner.

I liked the hay maze. Mum kept hiding so she could jump out at me from around the corner.

So much pumpkin fun!

So much pumpkin fun!

We were at Baggenstos Farms.

By Ana.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REAL soccer

October 5, 2013
FINALLY!  Ana and I are playing REAL soccer.

FINALLY! Ana and I are playing REAL soccer.

Waiting the few minutes before my class felt like forever.

Waiting the few minutes before my class felt like forever.

But in no time I found a piece of wood to bang against the goal posts.

But I found a piece of wood to bang against the goal posts to pass the time.

The horn sounded and then we were up.

Ana is really good at scoring goals and she can outrun most of the boys (she had the flag the longest in flag tag) but her main interest in soccer is a) which shorts to wear; b) ensuring she has the pink ball to coordinate with her outfit; and c) chatting with the coach.

As for me.  The coach was impressed with my dribbling but not so much with my lack of following instructions.  (Everyone else was warming up when this video was taken)

We were at Indoor Goals in Beaverton.

By Rafa.

 

 

35 year old birthday parties are the coolest

September 28, 2013
My gym celebrated its 35th birthday today and it hosted the coolest party.  The gym doesn't normally have bounce houses in it!

My gym celebrated its 35th birthday today and it hosted the coolest party. The gym doesn’t normally have bounce houses in it!

I don't usually get my face painted or a balloon sword at gym class either.

I don’t usually get my face painted or a balloon sword at gym class either.

Rafa got to try out some of the equipment that he watches me practice on each week.  He made the fat beam look really easy.

Rafa got to try out some of the equipment that he watches me practice on each week. He made the fat beam look really easy.

And I got to try out apparatus that I've never been on before either.

And I got to try out apparatus that I’ve never been on before either.

To make it even more fun, some of our friends were there too.  After all, what's a good party without friends?

To make it even more fun, some of our friends were there too. After all, what’s a good party without friends?

By Ana.

 

 

 

 

Indoor jumping

September 22, 2013

It’s another cold and wet day, but that’s okay because today was Luke’s birthday party at Pump It Up.

Ana didn't stay still enough for any good photos.

Ana didn’t stay still enough for any good photos.

She was even zooming down the big slides.

She was even zooming down the big slides.

I liked the slides too but Mum had to take me up each time.

I liked the slides too but Mum had to take me up so eventually my sliding time was over.

And then I found the ball pit.

But then I found a ball.

And so I played soccer for the rest of the time.

So I played soccer for the rest of the time.

And had no intention of giving it back.

And had no intention of giving it back.

By Rafa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indoor climbing

September 21, 2013

It’s raining.  Papi is away for the weekend.  So what do we do?

Became pirates at Munchkin Play Land of course.  I climbed the mast.

A spot of indoor climbing of course.

Up.

Rafa is getting the hang of it.

On top of the duck was even higher.

I’m the Queen of the Duckie!

Rafa couldn't resist.

Rafa’s just a copy cat.

By Ana.

 

 

 

Work and reward

August 30, 2013
I didn't think I was going to spend the morning off from the office (teacher's only day) doing chores.

I didn’t think I was going to spend my morning off doing chores (it’s teacher’s only day).

But we were nicely rewarded with a trip to Munchkin Playland.

But we were nicely rewarded with a trip to Munchkin Playland.

Where we had lunch.

Where we had lunch.

And put a few smurfs on the grill.

And put a few smurfs on the grill.

By Ana.

 

 

 

 

Corn and peaches

August 25, 2013
It's corn and peach festival time at Lee Farms in Tualitin.

It’s corn and peach festival time at Lee Farms.

Ana made friends with a donkey.

Ana made friends with a donkey.

Whilst I chatted up some chicks.

Whilst I chatted up some chicks.

We chose the bounce pillow over the bounce castle.

We chose the bounce pillow over the bounce castle.

Because it was so BIG!

Because it was so BIG!

When it started to rain we took cover in the hay ride.

When it started to rain we took cover in the hay ride.

It was still raining when we got back from the ride so we went inside for peach cobler.

It was still raining when we got back from the ride so we went inside for peach cobler.

Not that I minded.

Not that anyone minded.

We were at Lee Farms in Tualatin.

By Rafa.