Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Delaney in Oregon: Rasmussen Farms

This post ends the detailed saga of Delaney's journey to Oregon. I realize that these posts have probably only been interesting to a small handful of people, so my next post will not be so Delaney saturated. But this one is, so look out. There's a lot of pictures to view. You were warned.

Of course we couldn't leave Oregon without a visit to Rasmussen Farms. My Grandparents' farm is located in the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge, at the base of Mt. Hood (I sound like a guide book). It is one of the most beautiful places that I know of. I couldn't wait to bring Delaney to the place that holds so many special memories for me.

Meeting Great Grams & Great Gramps for the first time.

This is my Great Aunt Zelda. She makes all of the Christmas stockings for the family. It was very special for Delaney to receive her stocking from her Great Great Aunt.

My not-so-little-anymore cousin Solveig helped me give Delaney her bath in the sink. Delaney's not sure what to think.

See, I put Delaney in her cherry outfit because it's cherry season. It makes perfect sense.

We attempted to pose Delaney in various locations around the farm. She was a good sport about 46% of the time.

Delaney then decided to eat the petunia. My mom thought this was great fun, while I was frantically trying to recall how to administer infant CPR if she began choking. I'm a worry wart.

Solveig and Delaney posing on a tractor. It's hard to believe that my little cousin is now a beautiful young lady. I love both of those girls!

I found this little gnome in the sunflower field, focusing all of her will towards picking that flower.

Steve loves playing the "flying baby" game, mostly because it makes me antsy. As you can see, this girl is crazy about her daddy. That makes two of us.

The obligatory photo in front of the giant pumpkin.

I have many, many more pictures from our time spent at my Grandparents' farm, but I practiced some restraint and only posted a few of my favorites. We had such a great time, and are looking forward to the next visit...maybe in the fall? We'll see...


Leiflet said...

Sooooooooooo......why exactly do you guys live in Riverside and not Oregon?

I mean, i'm sure it's boring and all, but man, it's beautiful! I guess you can't play rock in rural Oregon. And Steve does love his rock.

mme. bookling said...

loved all these entries! thank you so much for them.

Shannon said...

LOVE the cherry outfit (and the little cutie wearing it). Pumpkin Funland? Count me in.


Just read all your recent posts about your visit to Oregon. And what fun pictures! Delaney is such a cutie pie. Love to you all!!!