Sunday, September 28, 2008

What a weekend!

We had such a good time the last 4 days with Larry's sister and her husband. They flew in from Ft Collins CO on Thursday and as we were giving them the grand tour of the farm, our daughter and her two little ones drove up also. We spent the rest of Thursday visiting and enjoying the grandkids. Cathy loved her quilt and ended up taking home another small quilt I had that was in colors she likes and I am not a huge fan of - a win/win situation!

Thursday was a bit rainy but Friday a good weather day was predicted. Those weather people got it right for once! We took the ferry from Bremerton to Seattle and it was really pretty warm even out on the deck. We got to Seattle in time for lunch at Ivar's Acres of Clams and had time left on the meter to do a little looking around at the World Famous Ye Olde Curiosity Shop (a must for every tourist!). We then all piled back in the faithful minivan and managed to find the Space Needle - doesn't seem like it should be too hard but those hills in Seattle can hide anything - and the Seattle Center. We found a parking spot in a lot and headed up the symbol of the 1962 World's Fair. What a gorgeous day! It was almost too hot up there on the sunny side and we could see the mountains to the east and the west! Did a little souvenir shopping and then headed home in rush hour traffic which wasn't as bad as it can be! The kids did so well, GS was well behaved in the restaurant and never complained in the car and the little GD just slept and ate the whole time!

We got home around 7 and by 9:30 we were all in bed - pooped!

Saturday morning was again beautiful so we headed out again. This time thinking we would look at a few antique shops and find a beach somewhere. We managed to hit one shop before the menfolk and the nursing mother felt it was time to head to Red Robin for lunch. The boy was again very good in the restaurant - unlike the child whose mother took him out screaming not one, not two but three times!

As you can see we found the beach over at Twanoh State Park. The boy first got his feet wet, then he ended up laying face down in the water, playing with the rocks. We stripped off his shirt and once he got over being shirtless he enjoyed the beach. Before going back in the car he was stripped down and redressed in a dry diaper and a shirt. At our next stop - a thrift store, his mom found a pair of pants for him - thank goodness he is a skinny boy! We stopped at a couple more shops and at the last one hubby found a sewing machine he just couldn't resist. It is a model 66 from 1941 in a cabinet. The cabinet is actually the same as the one for my mother's 301 but does have a locking drawer. I also found a cute lamp to hang over the head of the iron bed frame that got painted this summer.

We got home early enough yesterday to see the mountain (Mt. Rainier, for all you who have never been here) glowing in the sunset and then have a wonderful grilled salmon dinner.

Today we had to leave at about 9:30 to get to the airport and the kids left at the same time. They should have had a wonderful view of the mountain as they took off from Sea-Tac. Hubby and I got home and within about half an hour I had everything pretty well cleaned up and the first load of laundry in the washer!


SheltonDHW said...

That little sweater on your GC is SO cute! Did you knit it?
You mentioned fall quilts - I have a great cheater cloth from Thimbleberries called Pumpkin Boy that I need to quilt and get it done!
I have got a busy week ahead, and then some down time before Thanksgiving, so let's Def plan on coffee!

Not Lucy said...

My daughter knit the sweater. She has turned into quite the little domestic with the arrival of the kids. She made an adorable little coat for my GS you can see here: