In the last week, I’ve been all over the PNW. I didn’t really plan for that it happen. While I was putting all these events on the calender, I didn’t really pay attention to how close they would be. The week turned into a bunch of adventures. Life is never dull and traveling the countryside sure makes the days full (and fun).
Thursday, I went up to Tacoma to have Chick-fil-A with my friend, Jessica. She has come back from a year on the east coast where Chick-fil-A was a staple in her diet. It was interesting to explore a new venue since I hadn’t been to the Tacoma store yet. My meal was very tasty and I almost cried when I reached my last waffle fry. Note to self – upgrade to a larger fry next time! It was great to have some girl time with Jess and chat about life.
Friday, our little family took off to Portland for the Oregon Zoo. Our plan had been to do that earlier in the week, but the hot weather kept us from going. I’m glad we waited since our morning at the zoo was a mixture of clouds and sun. The animals were out enjoying the lower temperatures. We got to see a lot of them out and about which is always a treat. Owen loved the zoo this summer! He liked it last year, but it was exciting to see how much his enthusiasm has grown. We didn’t take a stroller in. Owen walked/ran through the whole park on his own two feet. I was surprised/impressed with how many animal names he could say and the sounds that accompanied them. He is a sponge right now for information and it’s neat to see him learning and making sense of this crazy world.
Sunday, Owen and I went up north of Seattle to celebrate the birthday of my best friend’s daughter. It was a long drive there and back, but totally worth it. I was glad that we got to celebrate Summer’s milestone birthday with her family. It was cute to see Owen and Summer interact. They hit it all right off the bat. Maggie and I joke about doing some matchmaking with those two and it seems like they are off to a promising start!
Today, Owen and I went down south to visit Aunt Beckie and the cousins. With Nolan and Owen only being 5 weeks apart, it’s great to have built in buddies when it comes to cousins. The boys played hard. It was adorable to see them mimic each other and run around keeping up with one another. I got to have some snuggle time with my littlest nephew, Bennett, who woke up just before we left. Being an auntie is such a joy. It was a great way to spend the afternoon.