Wow oh wow. I have tons to share. Let me begin...
I made Ellen drive a half hour north so we could explore the Bothell Country Village Shops. It started out with a few odd experiences, but things smoothed out and we had a great time (I took Blake and Reade on a great little train ride while Piper and Ellen shopped). We then hit up the Yakima Fruit Market and found some great produce at great prices.
Bothell Country Village:
While out and about, Andrew and his father went to Best Buy and bought us a TV for the playroom. The TV ended up being a hair bigger than I expected (it is the size of a dining room table for heaven's sake)! My only request was for Andrew to bring home a Roku 3. It streams all of our internet stuff like Hulu Plus and Netflix while adding 1,000 extra channels. I think I have lost my kids into the abyss of TV land!
Then, like I always do to out-of-town guests, I made them hit up the Unicorn/Narwhal in Capitol Hill for an early birthday bash. I took them to the Mimosas With Mama drag queen brunch. It was overwhelming and over stimulating, but tons of fun no doubt!
|They chose a "bear" out of the audience for a number.|
|Right now their last number is Dreamgirls.|
|Ellen got to wear the special birthday girl hat.|
What a good weekend. Andrew is off to work, school happens, and the real birthday celebrating begins.