Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11


This morning we participated in Portland’s memorial march.  The firefighters, police officers, and their families marched from downtown Portland to the the city’s 9/11 memorial where they had a brief service.  For those of you not familiar with Portland, that is a very long walk up a very big hill.  Kaitlyn struggled a bit and took a tumble at one point, but she was very good and quiet.  She did love seeing all the fire trucks.  I’m not sure where Kevin and I went “wrong”, but fire trucks are her obsession, not police cars! 

Here are some of the pictures from after the ceremony…

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In the afternoon, we went apple picking.  Kaitlyn has been talking about going all week.  She was very excited and kept asking where the apples were.   I will be baking up a storm over the next few weeks…  applesauce, apple cake, apple bread, cinnamon apple muffins, and of course apple pie!  If I get really ambitious I may try making apple butter for the first time…

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Kaitlyn’s First Hurricane/ Tropical Storm


We were very lucky.  We did not get hit hard at all.  A lot of leaves off the trees and we lost power for two hours after dinner, but that was it.   One of my co-workers was without power for three days.  Trying to explain losing power to Kaitlyn was a little challenging though.  I finally just told her the lights weren’t working.  So, she told me to go to the store and get a new one.  All in all, it was just a lazy day in our pajamas!

Kaitlyn watching the storm…

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