Monday, April 18, 2011

Downtown Portland

Jordan has a co-worker that invited us to come hang out with them downtown and we finally were able to coordinate to go on Saturday.  We went to a couple of parks that were within walking distance from their condo and then we went to a little Italian bistro that was SO GOOD!  It was so fun and they were cool and easy to talk to.  It's also great to have insiders that live in downtown Portland and know the best places to eat.  All these pics are with our new lens - love it!

When we first arrived at the second (one with the bear) park Matthew said "this is boring, there are no toys (slides, etc.)", but then made a friend in about 2 seconds and didn't want to leave when it was time to.  I don't think city life is for me, but I can't wait to hang out again in the city when it warms up a bit.

Matthew loves to have his hood on and it was a little chilly so it was zipped too.  This pic cracks me up.

His "friend" he made.  When we were walking back after dinner he told me it was fun meeting new friends.

There was this marble bear at the park and he loved climbing on it.



We went to this "park" first that had little walk ways and a pond.  It was really cute, but I was getting so nervous because the kids trip all the time and I could see them falling in the super cold water.

There were 3 ducks that the kids kept watching.

The park where the bear was, was pretty big.  Isabelle was loving running back and forth.


I love her wind blown hair and great smile.  You know she's having fun.


Whenever we get the camera out she says "cheese", but doesn't look at us. 

6 comments:

kris said...

I can't believe how fast kids grow up when you don't see them very often! Looks like it was a fun day :)

Heather said...

What a great trait to be able to make friends everywhere you go!
Next time you're downtown, check out Saint Honore Boulangerie. It's authentic and soooo good!

sweet pea. said...

i love the pictures of isabelle. too cute.
i may use them (with your permission, of course) on my next happy post
=D
may i?

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Lida Lillebro said...

It is great to meet new people that come from different backgrounds and ethnic cultures.

Carrie said...

I enjoyed your blog. Your pictures and scrapbook pages are wonderful. Enjoy your kids while they're little. That time passes so quickly and before you know it, you're a Grandma. =) Have a wonderful week!