Monday, September 5, 2011

The Lazy (Crazy?) Days of Summer~Part Two

Well, we made it to Seattle with all the grandkids and their mom, but it was somewhat of a miracle. Our plane was very late leaving O'Hare, and then late getting to Denver where we had to change planes. We didn't miss our connection thanks to the kind man at the gate who made them OPEN THE DOOR of the plane for us. We'd never experienced anything like that, and no one we've told our story to has either! Daniel added to the excitement by throwing up all over Jill mid-flight, and this was the first appearance of the mystery bug that worked its way through the family that week. It didn't totally spoil our time together but it sure kept things interesting.

The next day we spent the morning relaxing, and then in the afternoon we took the ferry to Winslow on Bainbridge Island. If you ever happen to go there, be sure to have ice cream at Mora's. I highly recommend the sorbet called Tango. YUM!
On Friday, Jill's high school friend Susan, who lives in Sequim, came to visit and stayed for lunch. That evening the whole family gathered at our house for a barbecue.
During the night, David woke up complaining of a tummy ache and was very lethargic, so he and I spent the morning reading stories together.
Meanwhile Sophia and Jill went with Auntie Catherine and her other two nieces to Build a Bear to celebrate Sophia's fourth birthday.
Later that day, Catherine and Brent hosted an all-family picnic at Carkeek Park, which is right on Puget Sound and a great place for a gathering. Everyone had a wonderful time, even David, who still wasn't feeling that great. (Then during the night, Daniel got sick again which made for lots of bedding to clean up and many loads of laundry.)

Much of the next day was spent at Remlinger's Farm. It's a great place to get fresh produce and also has an amusement park that is just perfect for small children.

Every had a great time, and even Uncle Brent sampled one of the rides.

Well, I hate to leave right in the middle of things but have spent way too much time fiddling with a new version of Blogger. I switched back to the "old" version only to discover it's been changed a bit too, so my learning curve has been challenged once again. Sigh..... Happy Labor Day everyone!

8 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

Happy Labor Day to you too, Judy! Looks like such a fun time, well, except for the sick bug. What cute kids! Don't you just love reading aloud to kids...I know I do!

Becca said...

Air travel is not what it used to be is it? Not fun if you have to "run" to your plane! Looks like fun times, except for the bug that made its way around. Of course you know I love seeing photos of Seattle, and taking the ferry to Bainbridge is one of our favorite things to do. I'm making the buckle today, so I'll let you know how it turns out. :-) Oh...I FINALLY taught myself to make a crocheted flower! I can't believe it! LOL I'll be posting soon. :-)

Dee said...

Looks like everyone had fun in spite of the "bug". I can't believe how big Sophie is getting.

Dorothy said...

Well, I certainly wouldn't call your days lazy. You've been quite busy. Lovely pictures of the family. Where is Remlinger Farm? It sounds like a great place to take the granddaughters.

Linda said...

Looks like you had a great time despite the bug going around...it went around my sister's family too...so I stayed away!

Lynn said...

Too bad that bug had to work it's way around the festivities. It didn't seem to stop everyone from having fun though!

Siobhan said...

Sorry to hear about the bug! We had that this summer, too--NOT a fun time. Everybody in the family here got it but me, but then I got the in-laws visiting the following week. I figured that was my form of vomit. ROFLOL--sorry, couldn't resist. ;)

I loved the shots of Washington--I dream of going there one day!

Jeanne said...

What an adventure! Hope everyone is feeling well now. The blueberry dessert looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.