Tuesday, November 4

Alex does Seattle

Last week I went to Seattle for my first business trip in years. All of the planets must have been aligned the day the plans were made because it just so happened I got to take Alex with me. My mom was already planning to be in Washington helping my grandparents move and of course jumped at the chance to play nanny for a few days. While I was busy working they were even busier seeing the sights.

The first evening we were there we were lucky enough to meet up with one of my online friends (or as Ben would call her, one of my "imaginary friends") and her son. We had a great time exploring the famous Pike Street Market and some of downtown Seattle. Thanks "Al-Dawg" (this is what her son calls her these days) for the great time!

here's Alex picking his nose in front of the market


and the boys on the pig


just some of the amazing fresh goods available there...
I brought a couple of these babies home and had ourselves one heck of a dinner this weekend!


I also couldn't resist bringing home one of these amazingly beautiful pepper garlands. I know, you're thinking why the heck would someone from Arizona buy peppers in Washington but I have never seen anything like them!


fruits and veggies galore


I seriously think we need to pack up, move to Seattle, and take up residence in the hotel we stayed in. Not only did Alex sleep like an angel while we were there, the view of the traffic kept him entertained for hours!


The second day there was all work for me so Alex and gramma hit the town!


They even took a duck (land/water) tour. My good boy waited so patiently with his duck whistle which he finally figured out how to blow just the other day...


I know you can't tell from this picture but apparently he was so excited to get on the duck he could hardly contain himself. Unfortunately he only lasted about 20 minutes before succumbing to the motion and hum of the motor and drifting off to sleep. Isn't he cute all bundled up?


On day 3 they hit the Children's Museum. Gramma says Alex practically owned the place. They were there for hours and he just kept going and going and going from one "station" to the next. He slid...


and shopped...


and "dined"...

and drove...

and created his own Mr. Potatohead (these pics amaze me because he looks so intent and is even putting the parts in the right places!)...


and painted...


and threw a tantrum or two...


and made music...


...and did so many other things any more pics would blow up my blog! But I think you get the idea. The kid had a pretty good time. He was such a good little traveler too (minus the 20 minute episode on the way home but hey, it was late, he'd had a busy day, and at least the plane was half empty!).

4 comments:

Jill Barkat said...

I love the pics. Seattle is one of my favorite places. Joe and I even stopped their on our honeymoon. Looks great and I totally get the pepper thing. They are gorgeous. Love Pikes Market too.

PLegge said...

I guess I am not only a great Gramma, I am a pretty good photographer, too! Wow, what memories! He was absolutely amazing for those 3 short days. I would do it again in a heartbeat!

linds said...

he looks like he had a blast. And he looks so cute in Peytie clothes!!

MEET THE JENSENS said...

how fun!! alex is so cute! ilove all the funny pics you got of him. too cute!