26 August 2014

2014 West Coast meets 1985 East Coast

While I was visiting Portland for Rosie's 3rd birthday, we spent the weekend on the Oregon Coast.  When Gus was 3 we spent a week on the Massachusetts Coast.

Rosie, July 2014, West Coast
 Gus, June 1985, East Coast

Playing in the sand

29 years later and Gus is still making sand castles.

Running on the beach

20 August 2014

Rosie Turns 3, Part 2

Gus and Meara and Rosie and I spent the birthday weekend on the coast.  We rented a really great house which was a short walk to the beach.  Our first morning there was Rosie's birthday.

Playing chess as per Rosie Rules 

Birthday Breakfast Bagels!

Gus on his 3rd birthday, 1985

19 August 2014

Rosie Turns Three, Part 1

When I was in Portland Rosie celebrated her third birthday.  In fact, Rosie celebrated her third birthday several times during that week.  Here are photos from the first celebration with Grandma Mary Ann and Grandpa Mike.

Rosie's Mom and Dad gave her this amazing kitchen.

Apparently it is very European to have your clothes washer in the kitchen.  Rosie made the sensible choice to use it as a dishwasher. 

Rosie has that 'best birthday present ever' face.

Gus has that 'I just spent 5 hours putting this together and it was so worth it' face.

Mike and Mary Ann made sure that she is appropriately dressed for kitchen work. 

Chef Rosemary Jane

Rosie blew out the candles in one try. (Sorry I missed the action shot.) 

After a happy party, Grandma Mary Ann and Rosie relax with a good book.