Friday, September 7, 2012

the epic labor day post

we had not one, not two, but THREE labor day weekend guests! hooray for visitors, and since apparently the only time i'm able to blog these days is when we have people in town, i guess that means it's time for a recap. b's parents and grandma mary came to visit us for four days and it was so much fun! perfect weather, fun outings, endless attention for jack...can't ask for anything better. ;)

f r i d a y >> our guests arrived. we had a tailgate party and watched the DVR'ed university of utah football game, then made smores on the deck. yes, football season has arrived and yes we got our cable hooked up again! life is good. also good = red & white sprinkle marshmallows. goooo utes!

s a t u r d a y >> we went on our first ferry ride! we'd been wanting to explore the surrounding islands for a while, and what better excuse than visitors to finally try it. we hopped a ferry to bainbridge island and spent the day exploring the cute little town, visiting the farmers market and eating to our heart's content.

i also discovered a new stationery shop, of course. more about that on my other blog

the ferry was like a giant floating bus, plus a snack bar and incredible views. quite a pleasant way to travel, i must say.

don't mind me, just instagramming. b is endlessly annoyed by my new obsession. (follow me -- i'm @lyndseywells. :)

that night we went to dinner on the waterfront in kirkland and saw PIRATE SHIPS on lake washington. um, what? i have no idea the history behind this event but we thought it was cool because a.) they shot cannons and b.) jack does the cuuuutest "ARRGH matey" pirate impersonation.

s u n d a y >> a quiet day. i made a big brunch and a big dinner and we went to church and played games. it is hard work cooking for more than 2 1/2 people! not sure how i will cope when i have a house full of teenagers. jack l-o-v-e-d having grandma and grandpa around. they're really good at reading stories, chasing him around and making him laugh.

m o n d a y >> what's a visit to seattle without a trip to pike place? we go there a lot and every time, i find new favorites -- this trip, a french bakery and finally tasting the delicious wonder that is beecher's mac & cheese. come visit us! your taste buds will never be the same.

a must visit for jack, of course! :

after eating our way through pike place, we went up to ballard naturally. got some yummy hot cakes and walked through all the unique shops up there. it was actually one of my favorite afternoons in seattle ever -- not having anywhere to go in a hurry, just browsing through tons of cool stuff and hanging out in a different neighborhood. we loved it.

we bid adieu to our guests and sent them off to the airport, then stopped at our favorite kirkland park to enjoy the last sunny moments of the long weekend. it is so pretty here.

then, it was home for take out, a red box movie and a night of relaxing. such a fun weekend -- thanks for coming to visit us, family! come again soon.


Cassie said...

Makes me really want to come and visit... And maybe never leave :)

Aimee said...

I love all your awesome pictures, friend! Can't believe you went to Bainbridge--makes me so homesick! Miss you and love you!!

La La Land said...

Love this post! I especially love the family photo. And you should make the photo of your instagramming your Facebook photo. I love it.