I love the Pacific Northwest. I love it most in late Spring/early Summer. Not too hot, not too cold, a slight breeze, sunlight until after 9pm...ahhh, I love it all. When Spring hits it takes me a couple of good "Spring" days for the Northwest to win my heart back. And this weekend was exactly what I needed to resume my love affair.
Friday was Malone's special day. A day we celebrated her and all that she is and all (kinda) that she wants. We started off the day with a little trip to the Tacoma Children's Museum. It was pretty packed because it was Free Friday, but we enjoyed it nonetheless. She played her little heart out. Her favorite was the art room as usual. She drew on an easel, was very sad that there was no paint, learned how to use scissors, drew on the windows, colored and much, much more. Judah was fast asleep in my Sakura Bloom sling/carrier the entire 2 hours!
Then we met Becca and Brittany for lunch at the cutest cafe, where they had the doors and windows wide open. Fresh air, people! Malone got a special treat of apple juice with her lunch. Sadly, she spilled it, but I think I cared more than she did. She also got a new little toy, a kaleidoscope. Oh how she loves it. She even tries to get Judah to look at the beautiful colors. He doesn't seem as thrilled.
Saturday morning, we went to the Farmer's Market, one of my most favorite things of Spring and Summer. The fresh veggies, flowers, homemade pasta, bread and cheese. I even like all the crafts, ok "like" might not be the appropriate term, but I can appreciate them. Sara joined us for this wonderful morning outing. Then we came home, because the weather was so INCREDIBLE and had our first picnic outside. It was pure bliss. If I could have taken a nap out there I would have. Unfortunately, my children did not have the same plan as me.Here's Malone and Sara. Malone looks thrilled.
Malone and Judah getting ready for the festivities. Yes, Judah is wearing Malone's hat. Yes, its for a girl. And yes, it is way to big for him. I will be buying him a boy's hat soon, so that his dad doesn't have to worry about him wearing girl's clothes.
Me and Judah. Malone actually took this pictures. Judah's giving you all a hat tip.
The picnic feast: veggies, sheep's milk cheese, sour cream dip, watermelon, artichoke basil bread.
Malone taking a rest in between playing.
My sweet, sweet, summer boy!