Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ramona, Henry, and Ribsy

We had a fun family visit last weekend. Katie, Seth, and Rebecca came for a visit with their parents. 

Katie has been reading a number of the "Ramona" books by Beverly Cleary, a wonderful Oregon author. We scheduled a visit to the "Ramona Statues" at a park in north Portland while they were in town.
Becca, Seth, and Katie get acquainted with Henry. 

Ribsy was just the right size for Becca - and he didn't bark or jump up on her!

Katie said that Ramona's statue didn't match the way she imagines Ramona, 
but I couldn't help but notice a similarity in the joyful spirits of Katie and Ramona.

It's always nice to have a big friend...

After playing at the statues and the nearby playground, 
we drove a few blocks north to the real Klickitat Street, 
which is the street where Henry lives in the books.

And when Polly noticed a real lemonade stand, of course we had to have a sample.
We never did figure out what the "and stuff" was...

More visitors!
We also had Mark's Aunt Alice and his mom here for the weekend.
Rats! I didn't get a photo of his mom...
but the sweet ladies will be back again next weekend for Mother's Day, so I'll be sure to get more photos then.
This was the first time Katie got to meet Aunt Alice.

I stopped by Camassia with the three kids for a grandma hike in the wildflowers.

They seemed to enjoy this wonderful little nature area, and even Becca managed most of the hike on her own.

The weekend flew by, and now we're back to our normal routine.


Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

Thanks for posting the pics, Mom...and for the great visit. I just downloaded ours today, but I haven't had much of a chance to look through them.

Bridget said...

I loved those books when I was a kid! I remember seeing Klickitat St but I didn't know the statues were there. Awesome pictures!

Dorothy said...

Oooooh, Camassia! What a great place to take little ones for a Grandma Hike! I wonder if I will get there before the flowers are done?

Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

You know...I think that picture of Seth on Henry's head deserves to be framed and put on our wall.