Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Vacation Part 4: Seattle

Okay, so I'm a little behind. Bear with me though- we're only working off of our iPad and iPod cameras lately and our Internet connection is sketchy at best.

Sora and I had a great time in Seattle while Kyle enjoyed all of his beer festivities. We saw several friends, some family, played with some other kids and enjoyed the hot weather. Sora and I tried to get in as much free sight seeing opportunities as we could. REI is her new favorite place on earth!
We did some art at the sculpture park. 
We ate several treats. Cupcakes, chocolate with pink frosting and sprinkles of course, were a big hit.
Sora loved to splash at the Seattle Center. Our hotel was 2 blocks away which worked out perfectly!
We were very impressed with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitors Center (free). It is absolutely amazing and if you haven't been, you seriously need to go! The technology was incredible and the messages were inspiring!
We of course visited every possible playground we could find.

We also enjoyed all of the free things Seattle Center had to offer! Overall, a wonderful time in Seattle as usual! Sora even stayed up for the fireworks this year on the 4th. She was more interested in the popcorn than the fireworks though!

Vacation Part 3: Bellingham

Sora was so excited to spend time with her papa and grandma D!
Her grandma was nice enough to let Sora wake her up every morning (at 6 AM) and spent most of each day playing with her.

Our trip was packed full of activities! Here are some of the highlights:

Sora loves riding the horse. Papa took her to a horse park and led her on a trail ride. She loved not only the park, but also getting to ride in his truck. "I can see everything from here" she told papa.
Of course, there were way too many sweet treats, including a stop at Rocket Donuts.
We went to Larabee State Park, which is one of my favorite places to explore. Sora loved it. It was a high tide, but we saw a ton of sea anemones and crabs. It was also super foggy.

It got hot while we were here, so we spent time playing outside. Sora loved her first slip n slide experience. 
She also loved Cooper. It's good he's so mild mannered. He smiles everything he sees us (which is the first time I've seen a dog actually smile).


Sora swam in Lake Padden, splashed at two spray parks, and waded in two great creeks.


We had a great time picking raspberries and strawberries too! Kyle got to sneak in some lap swim at the local Y and i got to run a few times at my ultimate favorite park. Now we're off to Seattle to enjoy an urban adventure for a few days.