For several days preceding the weekend, Aspen would say, with much excitement "I'm gonna see my cubbins!"
What she meant, was - we were excited to meet up with our cute cousins on Saturday! We met on the Waterfront to help celebrate Alexandra's second birthday and the kids were beyond excited!
We started with a Seattle tradition: Ivar's for fish n chips!
I was too busy nursing Hazel and chatting away with my sister, so didn't get any pics of the kids when they went with the Daddies to feed the seagulls...but I can guarantee they had fun!
We did a lot of walking, so Alyssa hitched a ride on the BOB. There was lots of giggling going on and it's a good thing the BOB has shocks, because there was lots of jumping and wiggling happening, too!
We walked from one end of the Waterfront all the way past all the touristy shops, and past the big cruise ships, to the Olympic Sculpture Park. The weather was perfect!
Above, is the birthday girl herself, and my beautiful sister, Kaitlin! You can see the retro orange space needle in the distance.
Of course, the kids didn't care much about the sculptures in the park - though a couple of brides caught their eyes, along with a few dance moves from the Zumba class going on outside. What they loved the most, was just playing with the rocks in the walkway, and of course the wild flowers they found along the way.
I love it. In the middle of the city, they find a bit of nature and are drawn to it's beauty.
It's a good lesson: it's always important to take time to notice, and stop, and smell the flowers. It was great just walking and talking and enjoying a sunny warm day with family. We love you guys! And Happy Birthday, Xannie!