memorable weekend

oh, three-day weekends!  why don’t you come around more often?  combine three days of a two-to-one parent-to-child ratio and three days of seattle-style sunshine (as in, mostly sunny), and you’ve got the recipe for a really nice holiday weekend.  we found a very nice balance of fun and relaxation, much of which was with good friends and outside.

we took in a bit of the folklife festival with our back-in-seattle friends.  there were too many people, too much second-hand smoke (and not all of the legal type) and too little audible music.  note to self: thinking you can enjoy good music while hanging out with toddlers is just foolish.  there was free magic, though.  and it was at the space needle (“pace need-o!”) so it was all worth it.

sunday morning, we were all up early so we went out for breakfast where we discovered swedish pancakes (and got a little contemplative).

with full bellies, we headed to our favorite local beach for our favorite local four-year-old’s birthday party.

that afternoon, we spent some family time at another local favorite spot–the ballard locks.  we picked that destination mainly so we could listen to josephine remind us we were going to “see what the yocks yook yike” all the way there.   we also love watching the boats and the water and spotting salmon in the fish ladder.

to cap off the weekend, we made dessert to bring over to our friend’s house for dinner.  josephine’s learning how to bake.  the first lesson  appears to be keeping all ingredients in the bowl.  then we’ll move on to not planting your fist in the ready-for-the-oven pan of brownie batter.


2 Responses to “memorable weekend”

  • Erika Says:

    i am completely in love with that picture of the two of you baking. you two are so beautiful. (you too, Ned, but you know. it’s a girl thing.)

  • Grandma Susan Says:

    ditto to erika who says it so politically correct. xoxogma.