Monday, May 7, 2012 that you peeking in?

Sunday was an absolutely gorgeous day and we took full advantage of it.  After breakfast we got the boys ready, lathered on the sunscreen despite Connor being full annoyed that I wanted to rub something on his face and headed out into the sun. 

Our first stop...The Japanese Gardens in Seattle.  Many flowers were in full bloom, the turtles were happily basking in the sun atop the rocks, the ducks and koi were snatching up the fish food and it was early enough in the day that it was very quiet and the few people that were there were quite friendly.  C and P enjoyed watching the fish and loved watching the water flow in the babbling brooks.  We made it through almost the entire gardens before they decided they'd had enough of the stroller and wanted to be carried. 

Family picture...a family visiting from Canada, with the most adorable little girl, offered to take our picture
 Koi and their duck friend
 Turtles through the trees
 The cutest little baby turtle looking through the lantern
 Connor watching the babbling brook with mama
 Parker watching the babbling brook with daddy
 A view of the gardens
 On the bridge

After the Japanese Gardens we decided to grab some delicious Sarducci's and head down to the Kirkland waterfront for a picnic.  While we had subs, the boys feasted on squash, pears and cheerios. 

C and P loved playing on the blanket in the grass and I was happy I had decided to grab it instead of just sitting at a table.  We lounged there for quite awhile and watched the people, dogs and ducks while soaking up some sun.  The boys really like people watching (and not looking at the camera)

Connor decided to do some flying and the giggles kept mama going.

The boys practiced their sitting, which they are getting quite good at and then they discovered grass!  What a magnificent thing...grass!  Both ran their hands through it and picked at it for quite awhile.  

Soon it was time to head home.  It was going on 2:00 and the boys had yet to take a real nap which you would have never known based on their happy moods...sun really is a mood lifter for all.  

Connor was out as soon as the car got going but Parker decided to play peek-a-boo with mama which was fine because in Parker's world a 5 minute catnap is just as good as a 2 hour nap in his bed.

We got home, had some bottles and off to dreamland we all went for a heavenly 2 1/2 hours for mama and daddy and 3 hours for 2 worn out little boys.

The boys with their Daisy Dog in their Daisy Dog shirts.

It was still so nice after dinner that we went for a walk to the park with Daisy.  Now for the sun to stick around for at least another 4 or 5 months...


  1. Looks like a wonderful Sunday. All the pictures are great, especially that last one.

  2. Thank you! I love the last one too. :)