Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Days 7-9 of the Great Adventure: Fun in Seattle

Due to inability to find any hotels available in Oregon because of graduation weekend, we decided to go all the way to Tim's brother and sister-in-law's house in a long 12 hour day.  Willy and Darlene live in Issaquah, just outside of Seattle.  They hadn't met Charlie yet and hadn't seen Robby since October.  We were so glad to get there and relax for 3 days!  Ethan and Lizzie loved playing with the boys and were so good with them!  Their house is on an acre of mountainside that is backed up to a national forest.  It was such a beautiful place to rest and relax.  The boys loved playing outside and exploring.

They have a rhodesian ridgeback named Ty.  When he and Annie were near each other he just looked like an xxl version of her!

And here are way more pictures of them playing outside than anyone wants to see!  :-)

 Having a stick sword fight with Ethan!
 Riding your bike while holding your trains is really hard!

 Charlie loved collecting and playing with all the sticks!

 Sweet train loving boy!

 Ethan and Charlie had quite a few stick wars!

Finally handing the trains over to Lizzie's bike basket.
 Trying on daddy's hat for size!

I was so proud of Robby for riding his bike down their driveway.  It was kind of steep and he just laughed the whole way down! 

 "Jumpy jumpy jumpy!"

There's no doubt about it, Daddy is Charlie's favorite!

Ethan and Lizzie's last day of school was Tuesday, so we waited for them to get off the school bus!
Isn't their bus stop so adorable?!

Some playtime after baths!

They have two birds.  Annie tried to attack them the entire time and Charlie loved them!  Here he is feeding one.

Willy and Darlene insisted we take a date night while we were there.  Well, insisted might not be the right word.  They just mentioned the idea and we jumped on it!  We were ready for a break!  Willy told Tim we needed to go see the waterfall in Snoqualmie.  It was beautiful!

 After that we had dinner at Ivar's Salmon House.  No lie, that was the best meal I have ever had in my life!  I love seafood and it was incredible!  If you are ever in Seattle, you must go there!

The last day we were there, we needed to run some errands, but first, a stop at Top Pot for donuts!

We needed to go to Ikea for more train tracks, among other things.  Robby loved the little carts and Ethan did a great job keeping an eye on him!

Charlie was so interested in the washing machine.  Willy decided to put him to work and he loved it!

Here is there backyard.  It truly is beautiful!

 The morning we left, the boys raided the pretzels in the snack cabinet!

 We tried to get a good picture of the cousins together right before we headed out.  This is what I got instead...

 We had such a wonderful time!  Thank you, Willy and Darlene, for having us!


Darlene Weigle said...

The house feels so quiet now. We miss you guys already!!! Both of my kids cried this morning when you left.

Ethan Weigle said...

Its been a while...