On Friday, I embarked on another cleaning project and started to clean out the laundry room. The below collage shows how far I got before a baby cried. Good enough for one day, I suppose! (And, obviously the bottom is the “before”…. for some reason the collage app wouldn’t let me put the correct one on top).
On Saturday, we skipped Lil Kickers and went to the Kirkland Summerfest. There was lots of fun stuff to do and we got some great pics and videos, but they are on Papa’s phone, so I’ll have to grab those and update this later.
After that, we headed home, where Hutch refused to nap (sigh…) and then we headed to Grasslawn Park to meet up with some of my high school friends who get together each summer to remember Cory, my prom date who died of cancer 8 years ago. I didn’t take any pictures of it, but it was fun to see people that I haven’t seen since 1995. Because of Facebook, it seems like I still see some of them every day. And then, we took Emily to the International District to “Nihon Machi”. It was supposed to be a great festival, but it was pretty small and not much happening. Again, didn’t take any pictures of that, either. Oopsie. Basically, the highlight was getting Hutch some kakigori (shave ice) and getting Emily some shu creams (cream puffs).
On Sunday morning, we got up bright and early and headed to get donuts and then took Emily to the Evergreen Classic, a big horse show out in Carnation. She was in 7th heaven!!!! She’s really been wanting to do some horse stuff since she’s been here and this was one of the first things she’s done, other than petting some horses that live near us. Here are some pictures of the day!
We are going to Uncle Nick and Aunt Sandy’s farm on Saturday, where she’ll get to ride a horse, so hopefully that’ll be a big highlight of the trip.
After the show, we went to Red Robin to get a burger for Emily because we’d asked what food she was craving and said, “hom-bah-gah?”, which translates to “hamburger” in Japanese and she said “yes”. When we got there, though, Emily ordered mac & cheese. :) And then we headed to Bellevue Square to the Lego store and purchased some fun stuff. When we got home, the gang made cookies.
Emily and Hutch had a great time playing with their new sets while watching Garfield. Here’s what Emily made. She really DOES have horses on the brain.
And then Hutch got tired.
For dinner, I made some of Emily’s favorite “Japanese” food, a cream stew. It’s not originally Japanese, but is pretty common there now.
It turn out ok, but probably not as authentic as the “real” stuff (out of a box).
Here’s one more picture. Before we hit up Summerfest on Saturday morning, we were drawing stuff to waste some time. We’ve been reading a book about growing pumpkins, so he has pumpkins om the brain. As we were cutting them, we suggested drawing Jack o’lantern faces on them AND THIS IS WHAT HE DREW:
O. M. G. When did he start drawing actual things!? Just last week, he was sent home with the below two paintings. There’s a pretty big difference between these pieces of art and the jack o’lanterns. But, i really DO love how those jack o’lanterns somehow look Japanese. Or is it just me??
Anyway, another long, full weekend. Relatively tantrum free, despite not taking naps either day. We ended it by watching the premiere of the last season of “Breaking Bad”, one of the best shows ever made, but not enough to keep me awake through the whole episode. ;)
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