This weekend we went to Seattle, Washington with my dad and brother. It was about a 5 hour drive for us. Lucas did so great! He only slept about an hour each way, but Thomas and I were able to entertain him since we were both sitting in the back with him. Here is the biggest thing I’ve noticed about long car drives: butt flattening. You sit for so long that it’s guaranteed to happen. Don’t be surprised if your butt looks like a rolling pin went over it.
The weather was perfect and as always, the town was very busy. The first night we were there we debated about which was better; putting Lucas in the stroller or the wrap. We (sort of but not really) agreed on the stroller and quickly realized that wasn’t the best idea. Told you so. Ahem. With so many people and such crowded spaces, it is much easier to hold or wear your baby.
Thomas and I went out to a (semi) nice restaurant. This was our first time eating out with Lucas in a restaurant or eating out at all for that matter since Lucas was born 5 months ago. He is so squirmy! I hope it’s appropriate for babies to stand on tables!
I ordered one of my favorite things – caesar salad with salmon. mmmm!
This is the famous gum wall in Seattle in Post Alley. The entire side of a brick building is covered in gum. Lots and lots of gum. In this Alley they also have the start of ghost tours. Apparently there is a building in Seattle that has been closed for over two years because of ghost. It’s surprising to have a building in the heart of downtown Seattle closed. Do you believe in ghost?
Quite colorful isn’t it? It’s fascinating and disgusting at the same time.
We took Lucas to his first baseball game. Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees. He liked it. The weather was perfect for a ball game. The Mariners lost (don’t get me started on this) but it was a fun game anyways. I was (not really) whispering in Lucas’ ear that it’s fine to like baseball, but remember that football is better. You’ll see when I take you to your first football game in a few weeks!
I put him in my wrap around the 4th inning. He loves it. I just love how cuddly he gets. I got lots of “Oh I thought you were pregnant” comments. Because, I guess I look pregnant wearing him in a Moby? You would have thought I was an elephant wearing a red tutu walking up the stairs by the amount of looks I got. I got the cute looks, the weirdo looks, and the confused looks. Like I was in a circus or something. Look! It’s a mother wearing her baby in a wrap!
He feel asleep until we got back to the hotel around midnight. I know, we are such party animals! Why don’t they allow babies into the bars?! Kidding.
Okay, but seriously. About that. I think they should have a “no minors allowed except babies” rule because it’s just silly to me that you can’t take your own baby
into a place that doesn’t allow minors. The boys went into a video arcade that didn’t allow minors after 10pm so Lucas and I had to wait in the restaurant. Because Lucas is a minor. Because he’s 5 months. I know it’s the law, but whatever.
My dad wanted to take a picture of us in front of this super fancy Mercedes. So here we are.
It’s a rule that when you go on vacation you must find the best chocolate spot in town. Here my friends, is a little taste of chocolate heaven. Just looking at this again makes my mouth water. A perfect strawberry dipped in a thick layer of dark chocolate. Incredible.
We had a wonderful weekend! It’s good to be back though. As Dorothy says, “There’s no place like home!” And no place like my own bed!