Today is Thursday…

But for the first time in a few years we will not be heading up for “Sidney day” because he starts full-time preschool today.  Last week we had our last of such days, and though Sidney will still be a delightful part of our lives, the weekly conversation about this and that is complete.

Since Sidney and his family moved to Milwaukie a couple of years ago R & I have driven up on highway 99e instead of the freeway, and have our own set of “landmarks” so we took a few pictures and the day looked like this…

the “step-gabled” green building just north of town I’ve vowed to photograph, knowing it would be torn down one day…

the Sam Brown century farm barn miraculously restored…

the very beautiful Sam Brown house, sadly NOT restored…

Cloudy day sky

the Barlow house…

the driving head…

Ivy Street in Canby where we used to turn right to go to my Mom and Dad’s…

Pearson’s since 1934…

the old Oregon City houses all housing new businesses…

the tunnel

the Still (view of the falls from the deck)…

the bridges…

But, as we got closer, things got a little creepier…(Halloween is in the air)

and then the whirling dervish…the “Go Go”

The perfect outfit was found and off we go playing monsters…

first stop park number one…

“we’re going to Palm Springs”

then a little bit of art-looking (Marie Watt at PDX)

lunch and park number two…

home for a nap…(which on this day needed to be taken in a pile of pillows and quilts on the floor)

then a bit of a swim with the bike helmet for style…

and after some hugs and kisses…

 

 

 

 

24 Comments

  1. The full meal deal. Sketch opening & closing. Sidney dressed to his idea of the nines. Parks & swings & pools. Marie Watt’s hangings. The photo shoot of the landmarks along the road. This post sums up the weekly pre- school Sidney Days with aplomb. Always a pleasure to hear the ding of mail when the mail turns out to be your blog, Bonnie.

  2. I loved the photos along the way. Always a thoughtful and loving blog of your grandson. What a lucky boy to have grandparents like you and Roger.

  3. Such sweetness in this post.
    I want also to take a nap in bundle of quilts and blankets. Luxury!
    These days he will remember.

  4. You’ll miss those days, as will Sidney, but you have made some wonderful memories along the way. You are all so blessed to have each other. May Sidney’s school days be wonderful and successful. I’m sure you won’t have any trouble filling your time!

  5. For years I spent a day a week with granddaughter Teal in West Linn and became
    so happily accustomed to driving home on 99E that I now do so whenever in the area
    even tho she’s far beyond those toddler times. Am still in shock wondering how she became an 11-yr old off to middle school….these stories just keep repeating, don’t they?

    Still such a pleasure to cross that sweet Oregon City bridge and follow the river, stopping at the new Canby Library to check their well-stocked used bookstore before
    meandering the backroads far from I-5 and finally rejoining the freeway rush at the
    Aurora/Donald exit.

  6. That was a sweet post. I look forward to what’s to come and seeing Sidney slipped in there now and again. You remind me to pay attention to the sweet and funny moments in life. Love you.

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