Thursday, March 5, 2015

February Happenings

February for me brought a one-day trip to San Francisco (work), a 5 day trip to the east coast (work+brrr), a 4-day vacation to LA (sun+fun) and also the following:

Playdate after school with her BFF:

They had a terrible time:

Making pineapple upside down cake:
She enjoyed placing the cherries just so before we poured the batter on top:

My Christmas present bloomed:
We spent a sunny weekend on orcas:
And made smoked salmon and corn chowder in bread bowls while there:

We went to two birthday parties for two very special one year olds. First up was Addie:
Second up was Henry, but I forgot to take photos because I was too busy stuffing my face with cake at that party I guess…

I went for a walk at our neighborhood park just 2 blocks from our house and snapped this photo:

Hard to believe it's winter. It was actually so bright that you can't tell in the photo that Mt. Rainier was enormous and clear as day.

We celebrated Amy's birthday at The Bottlehouse in Madrona. They gave us free pink sparkling wine for a toast; we accepted.

And then last weekend we went to a mystery party where weird things like this happened:
And this too:
The longer version of that story is that Jeff received an evite from a "Mr. Rourke" (from Fantasy Island) inviting us to "get away from Seattle for a few hours". We couldn't see the other invitees and we didn't know who Mr. Rourke was. After responding "tentative" Jeff received a slightly more aggressive email from Mr. Rourke saying "Bring Jill, get a sitter for Edie Bee, and come to this party." Which at least reassured us that this wasn't going to be a sales meeting for a time share. SO, we got a sitter and took a risk and the party was random and funny and actually really great (Mr. Rourke turned out to be a friend/former co-worker of Jeff's).

And to finish up February and kick off the first of March, I bring you this adorbs photo of Edie and her second cousin Sophie at their great aunt Carolyn's house from last Sunday.

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