a few of our favorite things

while i am fully aware that the rest of the country has been dealing with some extremely hot weather, i still find it a little hard to wrap my mind around.  ned still puts on a fleece when he leaves for work in the morning.  and when josephine and i leave the house a few hours later, we usually don’t go without at least a sweatshirt on and i usually have an extra layer along, just in case.  sometimes, when i’m daring enough to leave the house in sandals, i wish i’d just worn shoes and socks instead. josephine’s still wearing her winter pjs and in the evenings we often close the windows so they’re just cracked a bit.  you get the picture; the pacific northwest has forgotten that it’s supposed to be summer. this lack of hot weather doesn’t bother me a bit, and, to be fair, there have been a few days i’d call downright warm.

when the sun pops out from behind the clouds, we hit the beach.  here are two of our other favorite beaches (in addition to recently-featured carkeek).

first, there’s the beach at discovery park.  when seattle was at its loveliest a few weekends back, we headed to discovery park and walked a mile or so to the beach.  the highlights of this beach are threefold.  first, because you have to hike to the beach there was plenty of parking on a day when i suspect you’d be hard-pressed to find parking at any other park in the city.  second, you can see mount rainier from the beach (see 2nd picture). third, ned and i once saw a (rarely-sighted around here) humpback whale from this beach and i can’t help but look for them ever since.

a few mornings later, josephine and i introduced meera, her mom and her grandma to golden gardens.  this beach holds a special place in our hearts because ned’s great aunt and uncle introduced us to this beach shortly after we moved here.  i think of them every time we’re there.  the perks of this beach: it’s big, it’s easy to get to and it’s the closest beach to our house.  the cons: it’s a busy party beach on the weekends so the sand is full of bits of charred wood– the remains of beach bonfires — and it’s not uncommon to find broken glass.  have fun digging, girls!

somewhat related: in a recent highly scientific survey, josephine rated her top three favorite things as 1) digging in the sand, 2) kitty cats and 3) nursing.

2 Responses to “a few of our favorite things”

  • Christina Says:

    Josephine is adorable and growing into such a little girl! I hope you all have a wonderful summer and wish that we were coming to see you all. Maybe next summer we can schlep our brood out your way! Take care!

  • Molly Says:

    What a cutie! We’re taking Maya to Cape Cod at the end of July, and I look forward to some beachy adventures. I love Josephine’s favorite things. Tres cute.