Sunday, July 4, 2010


I have been watching my nephew for the last two weeks. My sister has been in Italy with her husband and her two older daughters. I told her about a week ago that I would post some pictures on my blog of Christopher. We have had a fun but very busy time.

The week before last when the weather was nicer we went to Otter Beach. It's an outdoor swimming pool in Corvallis. Christopher loved it! We plan on going again this week before he leaves.

Jumping in at his swim lessons. He loves swimming!

Christopher is making ice cream in these pictures. This was an activity we did for achievement day.

We went to the Corvallis Knights $1000.00 dash for cash. Christopher was a little weary of the Knight at first but Daniel helped him figure out that he was a pretty cool guy. Christopher kept saying, "I don't want to see that baseball Knight guy anymore." I told him that it was just a regular guy with a giant head on for a costume that he could take off whenever he wanted to. After that he seemed fine.

We went clam digging in Newport on Saturday as part of our fourth of July weekend. The weather was beautiful!

This was a long walk down to the area we went clam digging. Christopher was a trooper on the way down and walked the whole way. The way back was a little different. By that time he was tired so Daniel put him on his shoulders.

Later that evening we did some fireworks in front of our house.

Happy Fourth of July mom, dad, Alex, and Lauren! Come home safe to me.


Bridget said...

I have to say that you are everybody's Favorite Auntie! Seriously. My kids think you are the coolest and you really are! We are so blessed to have such a wonderful sister and Auntie. Love you.

Jenine Vrtiska said...

Dad told me you had posted pictures of Christopher on your blog for his family to see. What a wonderful Auntie you are! It's apparent Christopher has had lots of love and fun. I know you remember all the times Erica was there for you, too. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful, loving, caring family. I love seeing Daniel--he's so good with every child he meets!

Jenine Vrtiska said...

What a pleasure it is to see the happy memories you have posted. It is apparent that Christopher is enjoying himself and has been loved. I am so blessed to have such kind and caring family members. Thank you for sharing such happiness.