Monday, March 8, 2010

Another Little Trip...

(Why are my kids so crazy?) The day Kelly and I got back from Dominican, my mom and I drove the kids to Seattle to see my Grandma Lucy and Papa Bob. This trip was extra special because we got to go to Hickman Park! This park was named for my very own Papa Bob for all of his wonderful accomplishments as a doctor...and it was THE COOLEST park I have ever been to! The equipment is from Sweden, and it was seriously awesome!

Addison looks very thoughtful up in this tree...He has had some great moments lately, and I can tell he's really growing up- for example: We were just finishing dinner and Laynie asked Addison to play with her, he said "Yeah, just a minute though, I have to clear the table." Woah! I almost fell off my chair! This has been his job for a long time now, but it's never been done without MUCH coaxing, prodding, begging, etc! Way to go Addison!

The park's version of a merry-go-round was WAY more fun than the traditional!

After the Hickman park experience, we ate lunch, put Hailey down for a nap, and I took the big kids to the beach in Edmonds. I have a special place in my heart for this beach...I went here when I was a little girl and LOVED it! It is certainly nothing like the beaches I was at only days ago in Dominican- but I'll take it...the kids and I looked through the tide pools and found crabs and other sea creatures (I only wrote that because I don't know how to spell words like anemone) And we found all kinds of "treasures" that unfortunately made themselves all the way back to Spokane!

Baths were required after such a fun-filled day, and lucky for the kids, Grandma Lucy has an awesome jacuzzi tub. They sure loved turning on "the motors" and watching the bubble level rise exponentially before their eyes!
Thanks for a fun trip Grandma and Grandpa!! and thanks to Sara for talking to me for an hour during one of the more boring stretches on the way home- it seriously did the trick to keep me awake!


Leah said...

Looks like lots of fun. Tell your Mom and Dad I said HI!

Mary said...

Rapho Park has the blue merry go round contraption.

Ditto Family said...

I am happy to be of service any time. That does look like a really cool park. Did you notice that Laynie is trying to shoot herself in the picture at the beach?

Blayre said...

that pict of addison crossing his eyes and laynie jumping is HILARIOUS!!! perfect timming!