Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fabulous Weekends

First, all of the girls (those who were in town) got to have a girls day. We went out to eat at the Davenport Hotel and then saw Wicked. It was so much fun! Matt happened to be working 24 hour shifts that weekend, but thanks to my brothers, dad, and niece, the kids were well taken care of the whole 6 hours I was gone! It was great to spend time with each other and enjoy a little quiet time without the kids.

This last weekend, Matt finally had a weekend off, so we decided to head to Seattle for a very quick trip. Matt has never seen the Seattle sites, and my brother and his family, and Matt's sister and husband live over there so we got to spend time with them, too. The kids did pretty well on the 5 hour drive. (although I'm not looking forward to our 28+ hour drive to Iowa coming up VERY soon.) Besides the kids being grumpy and sleep deprived, we had a great little trip. The weather was an incredible 75 degree, no cloud in the sky day which is not very common for Seattle.

Ballard Locks. Boats of all kinds pass through to travel between fresh water and the sea. They raise/lower the water level in sections to help them pass safely. Pretty cool!

Pikes Market
It was incredibly crowded. We didn't stay long because trying to maneuver strollers through the crowds was nearly impossible.

The kids being good and holding hands. How sweet. I should pull this picture out when I've had it with them :)

At the Seattle Center park watching the cool fountain.

This little girl didn't enjoy being sprayed with water, so she watched with daddy from a distance.


  1. Thanks for keeping your promise to delete certain pictures from the "Wicked" excursion! I had such a fun day with you and the rest of the girls.

  2. I'm so jealous that you got to see Wicked! What a fun weekend. And I love the picture of you and Matt at Pike's Place.

  3. It was so great to see you guys!