This weekend was so much fun! I spent the long weekend in Seattle with my family celebrating our Mom's birthday! Poor Kyle had to stay behind to study and work again so it was just me and Gigi.
He helped us get on the road Saturday morning. Bye Honey. We looooove you.
I was sitting in traffic for a long...
Since I was stopped along I5 (that's "the 5" for you Californians), I took a nice photo of this classic Seattle building for you. You're welcome.
Finally relaxing at Meghan and Rob's house!
Gigi woke up super early on Sunday.
We went to Edmonds to take Danelle (who is also from Seattle and was there this weekend) out for a little coffee, fresh air and snuggle time because we love her!
Then, we went to visit Great Grandpa and had a nice long visit with him talking about our ancestry. Grandpa is a wealth of knowledge about our families. I love spending time with him... he always has hot cocoa and cookies.
Meghan and I went to run a couple of errands with Baby G. I dropped of a bunch of photo prints for my friend at his restaurant (La Isla) and we ran to the store. As we were heading into the store we suddenly realized that Gigi had exceeded the capacity of her diaper. Luckily, I always have a change of clothes with me! Meghan (the best Aunt ever) helped me change her in the back of the car. While we were standing there we got dive bombed by three mallards. Yes, seriously. We had to duck! Get it!
After the diaper and the ducks we needed a lil' drink. Rob whipped up these yummy grapefruit/vodka cocktails!
I rallied the troops first thing on Monday morning to go for a long walk to the Honore Artisan Bakery in Ballard. Our brother loves it and I've been wanting to go forever. We walked all the way there and...
They were closed.
I was really, really sad.
Rob was about to give up hope but we started walking in search of better things. All we found was...
a lawnmower collection...
nobody home at Ryan's house...
and a shaved cat!!! We admitted defeat and went home where Rob made us a yummy breakfast. Then it was time to get ready for Mom's birthday party!!!
Meghan braided my hair like she used to when we were little. (Yes, I'm wearing Gigi's Baby Legs on my arms)
We made two rhubarb, strawberry, apple crisps...
while Gigi used Uncle Rob as a teething toy.
Lovely flowers from the garden.
Mom (the birthday girl) arrived early for some extra baby time.
Meghan made Mom a special drink with lime juice and Corona in salted glass that she had loved when she visited Megs in Mexico.
Everyone enjoyed the sun and the BBQ.
Look how BIG she's getting!
It was such a nice party. Happy Birthday Mom! We love you!
After everyone left, it was just us cuddled up on the couch...
We got up this morning and scurried out the door. We made a quick coffee stop and...
we were ready to hit the road. Gigi slept nearly the whole way back and didn't cry at all! Phew. The ride up was a bit rough so this was a huge relief.
Happy to be home with Dad!