A Day In The Life: Jenkins Estate, Cooper Mountain & “Ice Cream”

Tuesday I decided that we were just going to have a fun day. No packing, no cleaning just a day out with my littles. We used to go out every Wednesday for an adventure but because of dance classes we haven’t been going so it felt great to just take sometime to explore together.

We started our day by bringing Neil to work and then we headed to Jenkin’s Estate. This was our first adventure here and it was really beautiful. There are said to be two or so miles of trails and there are gardens and there is a playground (although as we found out there are restrictions as to when you can use the playground). 2015_08_15_ADayInTheLifeNF-30 2015_08_15_ADayInTheLifeNF-27

One of our favorite spots at the Jenkin’s Estate was the garden where there were a number of beautiful vegetable plants and herbs and flowers and fruit trees. We had a wonderful time exploring.2015_08_15_ADayInTheLifeNF-23 2015_08_15_ADayInTheLifeNF-21 2015_08_15_ADayInTheLifeNF-19

Our next stop was Cooper Mountain which is just up the road from Jenkins Estate. We didn’t stay long though because it was overrun with older children and Edith felt a little overwhelmed.

Lunch break! We stopped into our old favorite Veggie Grill for a quick bite to eat and a nap for Alder. 2015_08_15_ADayInTheLifeNF-14

Back on the road again we stopped over at one of the parks in Beaverton after reading that the Nature Mobile would be there. Edith made a craft, searched for spider webs and played on the playground a bit before we had to head over to pick up Neil from work. 2015_08_15_ADayInTheLifeNF-12

Next up Edith and Alder’s one and three year check ups! Check out Alder’s birth announcement in back. 2015_08_15_ADayInTheLifeNF-11

Next up a stroll through Sellwood and a stop for dinner at Jade. 2015_08_15_ADayInTheLifeNF-10

Lastly, we ended our night with a big bowl of ice cream to share from a new ice cream cart in Sellwood. They have tons of non-dairy options and it was so delicious!2015_08_15_ADayInTheLifeNF-9 2015_08_15_ADayInTheLifeNF-5 2015_08_15_ADayInTheLifeNF-1

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