I have been a Washingtonian my entire adult life.
In the summer of 1997 I moved to Seattle from California for college.
In 2005, after completing my law degree (and getting married) I moved to Eastern Washington.
Hard to believe it's been 15 years!
Over the years, my whole family has gotten together in Seattle. And this past weekend we were able to all get away to the Emerald City. It was so fun!
We took a ferry to Bainbridge. Hard to believe in all these 15 years we'd never done this before but we chose a picture perfect day. I, of course, forgot my camera.
Auntie Molly captured the girls playing with Bun-Bun the Bunny at their new favorite children's clothing store. While the clothes were lacking in cuteness, the bunny made up for the lack of anything to buy.
My dad snapped these on the ferry ride back into Seattle with his iphone.
Oh how I love Seattle!
While I am 100% happy living in the country -ESPECIALLY while raising kids - I do miss having this particular city at my fingertips.
We dragged the girls all over the Seattle. Up and down the hills. Being country kids, they aren't used to being confined to strollers and carpeted spaces. It's like walking a "country" dog on a leash - usually doesn't go so well. Take a look!
This is Grace and Charlotte's favorite video on my iPhone at the moment. They have watched it about 10,000 times and laugh hysterically every.single.time.
Overall, they did great. But they had their moments, particularly at dinner.
Luckily, I had reinforcements!
HUGE thank you to Grandma, Grandpa, Auntie Molly and Uncle Johnny-roo for the walks, diversions and for allowing me a couple of moments to drink a glass of wine (or three).
We were out late each night at long, yummy dinners so you'd think the girls would sleep in to recover.
Not so much.
An early morning self-portrait of Charlotte.
Court was able to sneak away and join us for dinner one night. The desserts at the restaurant weren't to our likeing so we decided to head home. All needing a little something sweet we racked our brains for somewhere to go or something to get. Just then, a girl walked by carrying a cupcake.
I looked at my watch and it was 8:54pm. The cupcake place, about 5 or 6 blocks away, closed at 9 pm so there was no way we were going to make it.
Without hesitation, Court took off at a dead sprint!
The rest of us continued on at a leisurely pace, trying to figure out how we were going to console him when he came back empty handed.
Ten minutes later, Court comes running up to us with a DOZEN cupcakes!
He showed up right at closing and they give him everything they had left at the end of the day....for FREE!!
The cupcake Gods were with us!
A wonderful weekend. One of the best ever!