Over the weekend we had been in a position to be a part of Justen’s dad and mom for a night on the Fort Stevens Campground in Hammond, Oregon. Because of COVID, it appears like we misplaced a 12 months of doing enjoyable issues with Madeleine so it’s thrilling to have the ability to begin taking her locations.
Fort Stevens is because the Northwest tip of Oregon, about 2 hours away from us.
We selected to drive by Scappoose on our method so we might strive a brand new espresso store and go to a brand new Goodwill, crossing issues off of my 101 in 1001 checklist. We stopped at a Goodwill the place I discovered 3 model new IKEA Flisat shelves for $5 every (they’re usually $15 every and I’ve been eyeing for them the women’ room (how bizarre that quickly there will probably be 2!). I additionally grabbed these Cat & Jack jean shorts which might be big on her and will actually be boys (however no matter) and this cute Pillowfort ballerina doll. The doll was on our small little registry for awhile earlier than I took it off for extra vital issues, so discovering it for $5 as a substitute of $15 made it arduous to move up.
We stopped at Cathedral Espresso, the place I took a snack break with Madeleine within the automotive whereas Justen grabbed us iced mochas. Shortly after we hit the highway once more, Madeleine bought… pissed off? aggravated? bored? and shoved her arms to this point in her mouth that she puked throughout. It was tremendous neat and the primary time we’ve actually needed to cope with something like that. We rapidly pulled over and altered her and tried to wash the automotive seat as greatest as doable. Justen spent the remainder of the journey within the backseat together with her as a result of we weren’t down for a sequel.
Upon arriving on the campsite, Justen’s stepdad already had a hearth going so we arrange our tenting chairs (together with this beach chair that’s the greatest we now have for Madeleine lol) and swatted away mosquitos for awhile.
As a facet observe, Madeleine is OBSESSED with the mailman. Sadly two days after she found she might watch the mail truck drive up our driveway, our neighbor’s canine bit the postal employee and now the mail truck not involves our home (don’t even get me began on how annoying it’s to must drive previous our neighborhood submit workplace to a indifferent submit workplace to get our mail). Justen purchased her this little USPS truck on Amazon, and she or he is obsessed.
Madeleine went on a stroll with Justen’s mother and located just a few treasures – a little bit pinecone (which she stored calling her pie-co!) and a little bit flower. I like watching her 🙂
These little curls make me soften.
Once we put Madeleine within the sand, she LOST HER MIND (not in a great way). She refused to be put down and was NOT excited in regards to the sand. We modified her into her footwear and she or he instantly took off and didn’t cease till we carried her off the seashore.
Madeleine slept fairly nicely that night time. I didn’t, as a result of I forgot to convey a pillow to place between my legs whereas I slept, and with out that my hips damage REAL BAD. I tossed and turned all night time, however Madeleine slept like a log.
The subsequent morning, we had breakfast after which went on a little bit stroll across the campsite. Whereas standing to the facet of the highway to let a automotive move, I regarded down at Madeleine and behind her on the bottom I noticed A FOUR LEAF CLOVER! I’ve by no means in my life discovered one, so it appeared like a REALLY BIG DEAL. Madeleine additionally discovered a child pine cone (pie-co!) that she liked carrying round… and shoving in her mouth.
again in her pleased place
I discovered this random penny washed up within the tide and introduced it residence satisfied it is perhaps cooler than only a 2017 penny or one thing. It unintentionally went by the wash and nonetheless has sand caught to it, so solely time will inform.
My very photogenic youngster.
We bought to discover the Peter Iredale shipwreck a little bit bit! The ship ran aground in 1906 and components of it are nonetheless seen. Right here is a pretty cool article that explains it and has footage of what the complete ship regarded like. It was bananas to consider.
After the seashore, we headed again residence. We stopped at two new Goodwills (making a complete of three new ones we visited for my 101 checklist!) and grabbed espresso (one other factor for me 101 checklist!).
I advised Justen that the subsequent time we go, we have to keep two nights as a result of there was a lot we might have finished and nonetheless must do. Wanting ahead to many extra adventures and seashore journeys with my household <3