Sora had two extra days off of school, so Sora and I headed north to visit my parents. Kyle had to work up at camp. We left Friday morning and got to take our sweet time making the 4+ hour trek rather than just powering through.
We stopped at a sweet park in Bothell (Miner's Corner). It was small but awesome and will be on every trip up North where we decide to stop and play.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Sora has been counting down for a very long time, and today was finally her birthday! She started her birthday off right by letting Kyle and I sleep in for an hour while she entertained herself. Then we opened presents (the Cinderella dress I made her was a giant hit).
After hours of waiting, Sora's party finally started. She settled on a princess theme, of course, and some of Kyle's wonderful summer camp staff graciously volunteered to help out. Two of them dressed up too! Sora and 6 of her friends did crafts (crowns and wands):
After presents, Sora's friends went home and her grandparents came to go out to dinner. After much debate, Sora chose burgers and fries for dinner. While we didn't choose the greatest place in town (we tried somewhere new), we enjoyed the company! What a difference a year makes - last year we were celebrating Sora's birthday with my brother's family at Wisconsin Dells worried about how we would move back to Washington and make our next dreams all work out and a year later, here we are living the dream! I should also mention that it was 65 degrees outside today. It was a bit windy (one of the balloons we tied on the porch blew away), but Kyle was happy to entertain some parents with younger siblings in the backyard on such an amazingly beautiful day!