Our trip started off shaky after experiencing a six hour delay in Sacramento after maintenance issues with the plane. Let's just say that my instinct to keep the kids germ-free and away from touching anything in the plane that might make them sick slowly disappeared as I relented to letting them play on the airport floor, eating cheerios that they had dropped, etc. (Thank the Lord nobody got sick from that long day!!) The kids did well considering that we woke them up 2 hours early, they missed their naps and had to adjust to a 2 hour time change. Kai could barely keep his head up when we finally made it to Jared's uncle's house in Seattle around 10 pm (TX time).
We spent the first few days in Seattle visiting Noni, Jared's grandmother, in her assisted living center, going to the zoo, shopping, and spending time with the Christianson side of the family.
|Noni meeting Isaac|
|Noni let the twins use her spare walker....Papa took them on a ride around the hallways :)|
|Noni loved "driving" the kids around on her Scooter!|
|Tired kids after lunch|
|Nana & Papa|
|At the zoo. Noni let them borrow her walker to use as a stroller!|
|Enjoying family up in Stanwood, WA|
|Aunt Janell & Isaac|
|Papa entertaining the twins w/ I-Phone|
|Noni let Isaac taste her ice cream and cake frosting. Only great grandmothers get a way with that!!|
|Cuddling with giant teddy bear|
|Papa and Kai on the 4-wheeler|
|Being silly w/ Nana|
|Enjoying the Smores|
|Kai loving getting hosed down!|
|Gigi & Julia|
|Gigi & Isaac|
|Aunt Gina & Isaac|
|Ring Around the Rosie!|
|Julia was very serious during her hair cut!|
Jared and I enjoyed an afternoon date as we toured a few local wineries in the Yakima Valley. It took a while for mommy to relax, but she knew that the kids where in good hands! The views from the wineries where beautiful and the time without kids was needed!
We were sad to leave the family and good weather behind, but it's also good to be done with traveling for a while!