|We did a lot in school this week in addition to a surprise sleepover at Grandma's for the boys.|
By today we were a bit stir crazy!
We slept in, got breakfast out and went for a day trip. Out of our three options: Hug Point on the coast, Mt. Hood, or the Bonneville Dam in the gorge east of Portland, we chose the last. The kids’ winter clothes are not yet completely in order and both Mt. Hood and the coast were predicted to be windy and cold, so we decided to go with the ol' dam trip.
|Hello dam! From this angle you look like a dam prison.|
|Near the dam entrance, facing the direction of the storm.|
|After some initial grumping, Isaac turned on his chatty self and asked his customary 11,000 questions.|
|The tour takes you next to and below a real working generator!|
|We were amazed that the deep thrumming was not the turbines |
but rather the water rushing around and through the dam structure.
The tour guide told the kids it was enough water to fill a three bedroom house every second.
|The boy finished Gregor the Overlander book 1.|
He loves it and often busts out giggling in random, inappropriate places.
We have to remind him to close his book to walk.
|Because tomorrow is Sunday...|
She even reads me bedtime stories before folding herself in half just for fun.