Sep 272011

I had a lovely birthday Dinner at Multnomah Falls Lodge tonight. Stella and I had Salmon(w/ Asparagus, Yukon Potatoes, and Pickled Onions and a wonderful cream sauce). The asparagus had a wonderful taste somewhat like Hazelnuts. Orion had Macaroni and Cheese and Raven had chicken Tenders and Tater tots. To top it all off Raven and Orion had Vanilla Icecream. Stella had a tripe Layer Chocolate Mouse. I had (of course) Cheesecake with huckleberry topping. The Dinner was amazing.

Orion had his anxiety issues when we first got there and Raven also had issues because he had just awakened from a nap. It took both of us every bit of ten minutes to calm them both down.  Stella started hugging Orion and me cuddling with Raven.  For the first bit of the meal, Orion sat on Stella’s lap as he whimpered.  Raven had taken to a stationary piggy back ride as I ate my soup.  By the time the boys’ dinner had arrived, Stella had Raven in her lap and I had Orion in mine.  Eventually both boys ended up being more independent.  Orion actually sat in his own chair and Raven Colored.

The inside of the restaurant is absolutely gorgeous with a view of Multnomah falls from the Great Room which was all windows. There are Stone Archways within the restaurant where the Stone Fireplace is. This was a wonderful evening.

 Posted by at 7:39 pm
Sep 242011

Went to the Zoo today, but boy was it crowded.  It was the first day of Zoo Appreciation Days.  It was also going to rain the next few days and the boys would probably go stir-crazy if we didn’t go somewhere.Orion had a fit right outside the elephant area.  Since it was Zoo Appreciation Day, there was alot going on.  There was a concert going on and Orion could not and would not stop screaming until we ran across the lady handler with the vulture.  Orion got quite a kick out of the vulture and then we went to the lions, but under protest (rather loudly really).

Orion couldn’t stop talking about the elephants.  When we went to the gift shop Orion and Raven both picked up Elephant stuffed animals.  Then Raven picked up one of the snapping jaw thingy’s on a stick and chased Orion with it.    The boys got to see areas of the zoo we had previously not seen before.  It was fun.  The boys had loads of fun and we returned to the house with very tired boys,  Such a nice change having them so fullfilled from a day out.

 Posted by at 9:41 pm
Sep 232011

Stella spent all day long cooking today.  We had turkey, green bean casserole, mulled cranberry sauce, Pasta Salad, Mashed Taters, and Candied Yams.  We also had Apple pie for dessert.

 Posted by at 9:40 pm
Sep 152011

Raven playing with new toys in the car.

 Posted by at 10:37 am