Monday, September 11, 2006


This weekend we went to visit my Grandma Barbara and Grandpa Ray in Astoria OR. Astoria started as a little fishing village set on a hill overlooking the mouth of the Columbia river. Now it is a charming little city with lots of little shops, nice restaurants, cute old houses and a fabulous view. Here is a picture from the Lewis and Clark Column at the top of the hill.

The Oneal's garden is as beautiful as ever. Ian had lots of fun discovering the flowers.

and the piano... at first he wouldn't touch it - then we couldn't keep him away from it.

Ian's other newest obsessions include: 1. being outside - he goes to the sliding glass doors and bangs until I take him out. While we were in OR Grandma Barbara did a pretty good job at gatekeeping while we played outdoors.

2. throwing the wiffle ball and chasing after it, throwing again and chasing after it again. He'll also play catch with you (or more like roll).

3. throwing every bit of food he doesn't want to eat on the floor (sorry about your carpet Grandma Leonard and Great Grandma O'Neal)


sarah said...

Amy - to answer your questions:

1) Yes, we should hang out soon! Maybe we can find a goot meeting point halfway between us.

2) 8 more weeks until the baby comes (or so I'm hoping). I don't want to be one of those poor pregnant people that waits until 42 or 43 weeks to give birth.

Joshua said...

seeing this reminded me of seeing sunny day in the record store in portland, going to the rose garden, then driving out to your grandparents and going up to long beach... that was a fun trip.

Kathy Clay said...

The O'Neal garden is beautiful and I know Ian kept Grandma Barbara on her toes. He is so cute at the piano and Grandpa will be teaching him to play before long! Love to you all.