Saturday, March 14, 2015

Happy Birthday Dad - Spring Break

The kids and I made plans to travel to Oregon to surprise Dad on his birthday back in early February. It worked out well for us that College Preview was the same weekend in the same town. LOL  Tonight, we headed to Roaring Rapids Pizza to meet up with Will (Brother) and Sherri, their son Drew, and their granddaughter Harmony. Bre was back in town and it was fun to see her and Izaak as well. Krista, our four at home kids, myself, and Nate (Brother) and Heather's two children - Mikhail and Nadia joined us too.  My parents and Lorri (cousin) came a bit later in the evening so we could "surprise" Dad. 
Stacia and Harmony on the Old Carousel

Zander prefers Pac Man

Dad and Sherri

Me, Dad and Will (brother)

Dad, Harmony and Will - 3 Generations
Dad and our present Kids - Stacia, Zander, Arielle, Nolan, Krista and Bre
 This is a fun shot! Dad with nine of his fourteen grandkids 
Nadia and Mikhael on left - Drew behind Krista

Mom and Dad

Arielle and Lorri
 We hadn't seen Bre all weekend - she was away at a Pastor's and Ministry Wives retreat.  The kids and I headed over to BreZaaks apartment to play Scene It.  It was a fun time to chill as a family.

Get Air - Spring Break - Day 7

Saturday morning Harmony was at Will and Sherri's so we organized some cousin time. What do you do when it's wet and gray in Oregon? You go to Get Air. Get Air is an indoor trampoline park. It was fantastic. The floors are covered with recessed trampolines, the walls are covered with trampolines and you can bounce to your heart's content for an hour - or more.  They even give a military discount. I forgot my real camera and had to settle for the phone camera - which didn't do a great job. We'll go back on another trip.
Sherri, Harmony, the kids, Krista, Mom and I made this trip.....if I lived here I'd be tempted to make this part of a workout regimen.
Out of focus - but gives you a sense of the room
Walking a tight rope over a trampoline
One of the favorites was a platform one stood on and jumped off of into a pit of foam squares. Nolan reported he couldn't touch the bottom. It was fun to watch them jump in and struggle back to the side of the pit. 
Trampoline basketball
This is a dodge ball room 

 Sherri took Zander and Stacia with her when our time was up so they could have more fun with Harmony.

The rest of us toured one of the duplex styles that Arielle and Krista may be moving into, and then headed back to hotel and home to rest up a bit and get ready for the evening.