October 22, 2013

Visiting P-Town!

At the end of September, Dallin was going to be away for a week doing some training with Oracle in Boston, so I decided that sounded like a great time to go home to Pasco and visit family! We stayed for 10 days, but it felt more like 5. It just went by way too fast! We miss everyone and Claire is constantly asking when we get to go to Grandma's house again. The kids did amazing on the airplane rides to Pasco (we went San Francisco-Seattle-Pasco) and did pretty good on the way back down as well (Pasco-Portland-San Francisco), except for a little screaming from Declan on the Portland to San Fransisco flight. He was so sick of his carseat, so I finally just let him get out and play in it while we were in the air. We can't wait for Thanksgiving when we get to see the Calaway family and we can't wait til Christmas when we get to see the Henry and Calaway families!

And now, the picture dump.

Waiting to board our plane. We left at 7:05 am from San Francisco. So early, but both kids slept for the entire first flight, so it was worth it!

On the plane to Pasco from Seattle (she insisted we buckle her kitty in to the seat next to her)

Also on the plane ride from Seattle to Pasco.

I didn't bring any fleece footie pajamas for either of the kids (it got cold at night! I wasn't expecting that!) and these were the only ones my mom had that fit Declan. We decided he would make a really cute little girl!
I got to go to the temple while I was home and it was a much needed blessing. I've missed this temple, but I have really missed just going to the temple. It had been far too long!
We celebrated Claire's birthday while we were visiting, even though her actual birthday was the day after we got back home to San Mateo. My mom and I made her a Tinkerbell cake and she loved it!

I cannot believe she is 3. Where did the last 3 years go???

Here she is in all her glory. I was quite proud (even though my mom did most of the work) :)
This poor little guy has had it rough lately. Claire has been kind of mean to him and I feel like I am the referee. That red mark on his cheek is where she scratched him. It was hard enough that it drew blood, but this was about 15 minutes after it happened.

My wonderful in-laws were kind enough to drive from Ellensburg to the Tri-Cities the Sunday before we left and we got to celebrate Claire's birthday with them as well! She got so spoiled this trip with the amount of times her birthday was celebrated! And thank you Bryce and Andrea for letting us invade your home for a few hours!!


These two are only 3 months apart. They both decided that Grandpa Calaway's ice cream was what they wanted, so they both just stood next to him and he fed them as much ice cream as they could handle! It was pretty cute.
The last day we were in town, my awesome cousin, Heather, was able to fit me and Claire in for hair cuts. This was Claire's first big girl hair cut and she thought it was pretty awesome.

The end of vacations stink...
The Columbia and Snake rivers from the air! I love that place.
We found Grandma and Grandpa Henry's house from the sky!

Crystal Springs Reservoir from the air! Almost home.

Here he is, playing in his car seat. He loved being free!

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