We had a fabulous time at Brendan’s first birthday party yesterday! Many family and friends came out to help us celebrate Brendan. Aunt Sally came from Colorado, Grammy and Grandpa came from Houston, and even Rod and Di Troutbeck were visiting from Australia! Here are some pictures from our fun party.
Here is a video of the cake smash!! Brendan really loved his cake!!
Our baby boy is 1!!! As Molly would say: “Happy Birthday Brendan Buddy Boo!”
We had a great 4th of July! Molly and Brendan both loved being in our neighborhood kids parade in the morning. Molly’s bike and our wagon were decorated to the hilt. I think Molly made 20 or more laps around the pond!! Brendan loved dancing and waving to the music. In the evening, we BBQ’d with Bama and Papa and then did some fireworks in the street with the neighbors. Molly and her friends had a great time, although Molly wasn’t very fond of the sparklers. Then we headed to Tigard High with the Whaples to watch the big fireworks. Both kids did great and stayed up wayyyyy past their bedtime!!
We stopped in Eugene on Our way to Roseburg today to see our ancestor Bianca Reed Hill’s wagon. She was born in this wagon at the base of Mt Hood on Barlow Rd as her family was traveling along the Oregon Trail into Oregon. Pretty amazing! It is one of only 4 original wagons left in Oregon. Bianca donated it to the Lane County Historical Museum before her death in the early 1940’s after they made her Grand Marshall of their Pioneer parade. She was my 3 times grandma and the kids’ 4 times great grandma. We are so glad to have this photo of 3 generations in front of her wagon.