Amy & Vianne in Oregon (June/July 2012): Part 4

Posted by Amy O. , Thursday, August 9, 2012 4:15 PM

The 5th of July we had a very fun day with cousin Molly & Great Aunt Carol & Grandma G., exploring the wonders of the Oregon Coast.  This was Vianne's first time to a beach!

We had to stop at the Tillamook Cheese Factory, of course!  Vianne decided to sleep through it.  Maybe next time she will be more entranced with its magic.
 Vianne with the Squeaky Cheese
  Can't leave without having had some root beer float ice cream!
 Baby Loaf :-)

So, like a true Oregonian, I wasn't expecting it to actually be nice at the beach.  I was envisioning a more gray/rainy day, perusing shops and such.  So I didn't really prepare for actually taking Vianne onto the beach. Which turned out a bit tragic when it proved to be one of those rare, perfectly sunny days at the Oregon Coast.  Sunny, cloudless days and babies don't mix, so I fear that V's first beach trip was not at all pleasant, and mostly spent crying as I tried to shield her with the nursing cover, pictured below...
 Nonetheless, dear cousin Molly (also helpful with crying babies in cars) helped us leave her mark on the beach.

 Vianne did a lot of this as we traveled about.
After some shopping in Cannon Beach, we headed home & stopped at Camp 18 for dinner - never a bad idea!

The photos seem to be getting a bit more scarce, so there's hope that I will get this trip blogged after all.  The next day, Friday, we spent with the Blairs.  Had to get a shot of Vianne on Margot's ladybug quilt, in her cute new outfit from Aunt Jenny that also has a ladybug.
The second of two photos from Friday - a trip to the park.  Somewhere the Blair ladies are playing in the background.  Someday Vianne will join them...
Saturday morning, lounging & looking pretty at Grandma G.'s

Vianne got her first McMenamin's experience, where we joined the Hsiehs for lunch.  That night, we had a Hsieh-Lincoln-Terwilliger-Oden extravaganza at the Terwilligers house.
 With Kirstin
 Sunday morning, we visited Hope Fellowship.  Vianne wore her festive French dress from Aunt Vera & Uncle Geoff.  Here she is with Debby...
And after church with the Blair ladies...
On this day, Vianne was three months old!  Emily took some great shots in another post, but here's a few I snagged with my camera for the occasion.

On Sunday night, cousin Shannon kindly hosted a Gustafson clan gathering, so even more family could get acquainted with Vianne.  Here she is with Grandma, Shannon, her daughter Cate, and cousin Annie.
 With cousin Annie
 With cousin Shannon
 With Great Aunt Carol
 With Great Uncle Steve and Uncle Chris
 With Great Aunt Gayle
 With Uncle Thom
 Another with cousin Rachael - sooooo sweet!
 On Monday morning, Vianne & our friend Lynn got to meet!
 Family dinner with the Storeys that night, saying goodbye to Chris & Matt

 My lifelong friend Kendra came to visit on Tuesday, along with her adorable twin girls Emily & Grace.

  With Aunt Emily, who often held Vianne but was not often photographed doing so :)
That last night we had a family dinner together, but apparently this photographer was worn out.  The next morning Grandma/Mom took us to the airport, and mid-afternoon we were back with Daddy/Patrick after two great weeks!

That night, sleepy baby & Daddy, reunited!

1 Response to "Amy & Vianne in Oregon (June/July 2012): Part 4"

Emily Blair Says:

I love those ones in the white dress - so cute!!

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