Perfect toddler date: a rainbow crosswalk, a scoop of Molly Moon’s and a story at Elliott Bay Book Company.
The key to potty-training success is to stock up on diapers. Because as soon as you spend all that money, you won’t need them anymore. Second time it’s worked here.
Played hooky from preschool to be tourists in our hometown. We went to see the new section of Pike Place Market, which had great views but the traffic on 99 was very loud. First visit to Pike Place for this Seattle-native baby.
Eww, gum wall. They power-washed off all the gum not even two years ago, and it’s already back.
Paul ran up and down the gentle slope about 50 times. It’s funny what a toddler finds amusing.
My brother finished the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon in 3:55, taking 16 minutes off his time from last year!!
Still smiling after 26.2 miles, and he even had the energy to do some weight-lifting.
This one’s heavy!
Happy birthday, Makaila! Ballard Playspace is amazing — I’m thinking of having Joseph and Paul’s birthday there next year. Birthdays are so much fun, especially for this age group.
Of course my kids are the last ones still eating.
My brother is here visiting, so this morning we went to Taiwan, aka Southcenter Mall, where an 85C Bakery opened in February and a Din Tai Fung opened in April. Delicious doughy treats, and no lines!!
We saw this boy with a butterfly on his forehead this morning at the zoo. He stayed so calm, too.
Soon after I finished this story about bakeries for ParentMap, someone asked if I was expecting. Nope, just a pastry baby. I have a whole new level of respect for the people who write about food full-time. It’s a dangerous thing.
Hello Robin’s Robin Wehl Martin with a tray of Mackles’mores.
Pastries from Salvadorean Bakery.
Eating a strawberry Danish at Café Besalu.
We went to the zoo today and encountered monkeys in the trees and some unusual turtles.