I'm a stay at home mama living in PDX with the hubs Chris, our two boys and two cats. We are living in (and slowly fixing up) our first house, a midcentury ranch. Jesus has captured my heart, and I am so thankful!
This little blog is mostly about our adventures as a family of four, with the possibility of a recipe or craftiness sprinkled in there.
My mom kept everything from when we were little...and I mean everything.
This meant we had a lot of boxes to go through when she moved up to Portland right after Bennett was born. It wasn't all bad though, because I won the vintage toy jackpot in my mom's garage!
Bennett absolutely loves all of the toys that I used to love, so I thought I would share a few that we have out right now...
Fisher Price record player:
it's unfortunately missing a few of the records but he love this thing so much.
He's our little DJ.
(if anyone happens to come across any of these little plastic records while thrifting,
I would love you forever if you sent it to me so we could have a complete set!)
Fisher Price musical push walker thing:
He loves to pretend that he's vacuuming with this when I vacuum.
wooden Playskool fruit puzzle:
ok this one wasn't mine but I had one exactly like it.
I spotted it at a children's consignment store for $3 a few months back!
He also loves the vintage alphabet blocks and owl clock seen in the last picture of his nursery tour.
one thing I won't let him play with (yet) is the collection of Little People.
They stay safe on top of the tree picture in his room:
We have a few other things that haven't been brought out yet including the barn, a-frame, parking garage, and ferris wheel though we are missing quite a few of the pieces. I probably won't let him play with them all since they are super old (originally were bought for my older sister and brother in the 70's) but I can't wait to bring out the barn!
On another note, it's been so nice the last couple of days and Bennett
and I have loved going on walks together.
I couldn't resist taking pictures of my little man:
We grabbed burritos and hung out at Craig and Lauren's.
Somehow I got conned into watching:
Judging by the first ten minutes or so, I thought it was going to be horrible but it actually was pretty funny.
Saturday, the sun decided to make an appearance!
I had been looking forward to March 19th for a long time because it was the start of the Portland Farmer's Market!
There wasn't much produce since it's still pretty cold/rainy, but it was nice to walk around and check out all the booths just because we could!
Yummies from Tastebud:
(they cook their pizzas in a giant brick oven on wheels!)
Chris and I split a pita sandwich from Tastebud.
Messy, but pretty good.
I think I'll try the pizza next time though.
A Stumptown mocha enjoyed in the Ace lobby:
Last night we went over to our friends the Carter's house to make tacos.
We always get together for tacos. But they aren't just any tacos...we lightly fry up the corn tortillas so they are chewy/crunchy. Soo not good for you but this has been a tradition since our early college days and there's no sense in stopping it now.
Avery (their daughter) is 3 months younger than Bennett and they pretty much love eachother.
Or maybe Bennett uses her for the fun keyboard in her room.
Either way, he loves going to their house.
After we stuffed ourselves with tacos, we decided to fill in the cracks with some fro yo.
Dolewhip (like the kind they have at Disneyland!) + vanilla = amazing.