We used my mom's birthday (and possibly the extreme heat of Arizona) as an excuse to come visit Seattle and we packed in the fun.
:: Lots of time spent on the backyard play structure. I love these pictures of Colby on the slide. The whole time he's going down he looks like he's either in extreme physical pain or he's terrified, but then he gets to the bottom, smiles, and he's off again.
:: Alice's impromptu bed for the week:
Colby wasn't sure about the fish
Or the polar bear...although I was with him on this one.
Colby loved the monkeys
And the elephants, although he found the sheer size of them intimidating
Dad focusing on his favorite part of the picture :):: Wednesday: Dad took us to Pike Place Market
And we ended the day with lunch at Lowell's and an amazing view
We also stopped at an inner city Target, where we played with the nifty cart-escalator (just in case we fooled anyone into believing we weren't tourists :) ).
:: Alice made serious strides, literally and metaphorically, towards walking
:: Dad left for Alaska Wednesday night and the rest of the week Mom volunteered to do some babysitting so Robb and I could go on a couple of dates: an RPX (a.k.a. way louder than normal) movie where we lost a small percentage of our hearing, but enjoyed the almost empty theatre and then a trip to the Seattle Temple.
While Mom soaked up as much of this as she could