Monday, July 23, 2007

Life Goes On...

We're back home and still a little jet lagged. It's been a rough transition home for Bryn and Gray which means a rough transition for me. We spent two nights in a row eating cereal and leftovers at 2:00am in the morning. Despite feeling tired 75% of the time we ended up having a really fun weekend back here in Portland full of activities and great food.

Even though it's all green Sean made us some really yummy pesto with green beans and blue cheese. The basil and green beans came from the Farmer's Market along with $30 worth of fresh berries and cherries. YUM!

After some afternoon Harry Potter reading we headed out to a Luau/Karaoke evening of fun while Hunter was at a Pirate Birthday Party. I'm such a sucker for themed parties. At the Luau we ate Hawaiian food some of which was prepared by one of Saburo's Sushi House's wonderful chefs and were entertained by Hula Dancers young and old from a Hawaiian school in Portland. They were sooo fun to watch. Here are a few of the little ones doing a sit down Hula Dance.
I've done Karaoke with these kids a couple times now and they are a blast to watch. They're even backup dancers for the adults.
On Sunday we headed to the grand re-opening of the Contemporary Craft Museum and had a wonderful afternoon. The kids made Artist Trading Cards at Collage DIY Lounge, Water Bottle Bracelets at Church of Craft, and Shrines with PDX Supercrafty. There was also clay, embroidery, wood working, glass blowing, weaving, spinning, and many more things beautiful amazing craft and guilds.
The museum itself was beautiful but with three kids a stroller and hundreds of people inside it was hard to gauge the depth of it all. I'm hoping to go back with the kids very soon so we can really soak it all in without worrying about bumping into people.

Sunday evening we had a nice relaxing evening with Aunty Lulu and got to share our Japan experiences. It was fun sharing them with someone who has spent so much time in Japan.

Japan pics and recap coming soon....

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