|We took the Light Rail from the SEA-TAC Airport to downtown Seattle. Kaylyn was mesmerized by the passing scenery and didn't take her eyes off the window. She's so curious and aware.|
Micah "Pricelined" The Westin Hotel - a 4-star hotel for only $65 - that was only three blocks from the Light Rail station. We spent the day in Seattle walking all over downtown.We started at our favorite Pike Place Market http://www.pikeplacemarket.org/. Pike Place is so full of variety from food, to colors, to merchandise, to people. We ordered fish & chips and salmon chowder from our favorite Ivar's Restaurant http://www.ivars.com/ then crossed town to go to Feathered Friends and REI - that's part of our tradition when we go to Seattle. After we hung out at the hotel for a while we found a delicious Thai restaurant in a nearby mall called Thai Ginger. We ordered 4 stars of spice and it was just right. We like it hot:) Then we went hot tubbing at the hotel and went to bed a little after midnight. Chancha woke up more than usual and spent a lot of the night cuddled with me in our king size bed. She continued that pattern for the rest of the trip so Micah appropriately named our vacation "Sleepless in Seattle."
Friday morning we went back to Pike Place for unique breakfast pastries from a little Russian bakery called Piroshky's http://www.piroshkybakery.com/ and hot cocoa and steamed milk from the original Starbucks. I got four pumps of hazelnut flavor in my steamed milk and it was the perfect amount (I want to remember that for next time so I had to document it:). We stopped at Nordstrom Rack and Micah got some cool new shoes. It's rare that Micah buys anything for himself and he uses things for years and years so any time that he finds something he likes I encourage him to get it.
|Kaylyn had breakfast while sitting on a bench outside of the Bavarian Meat shop. Look closely and you'll see what happens when she's not quite focused while feeding and takes lots of breaks. We call it "milk drunk" :)|
|Grandpa Allen and Seth playing with Kaylyn.|
|Cousin Ellie and Kaylyn|
|Cousin Jayne took such great care of Kaylyn the entire time. She built her baby forts to lay in, surrounded her with stuffed animals, and held her binky in until she fell asleep.|
|Sam tried to stowaway in the trunk when it was time to leave. We didn't see much of Sam, Nathan, and Andrew during the trip because they were busy playing Nintendo DS or having Nerf gun wars in the basement.|
|Kaylyn slept the entire flight and drive home. Then of course she was wide awake and ready to party when we got back home at midnight.|