Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Point Farm Country

As I was going through my pictures, I came across these from a family excursion we took to Thanksgiving Point Farm Country. Jason and I were planning on taking Norah there, so we met up with my mom and her sisters and snapped a few shots before seeing the animals.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Argosy Harbor Cruise

In order to get the most Seattle for our money, we purchased a City Pass which let us do most the main attractions at what ended up being about half the price. Included in this pass was the Argosy Harbor Tour, a boat ride around Seattle that we probably wouldn't have done other wise but ended up being a lot of fun.

Pikes Market

Of all the places we visited in Seattle, I think Pike's Market was my favorite. Fresh produce and flowers (and fish, yuck) direct from the farmer to the buyer, all day, every day. We sampled the yummiest fruit I have ever had in my entire life. Ever. I still think about that delicious pear ... it tasted like heaven on earth.

As per one of my friend's suggestions, we ate at Le Panier for breakfast (an authentic French pastry shop) and it was so nice we went there twice!

Norah was a fan of Starbucks steamed milk, she was hitting the bottle pretty hard ...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Norah!

My baby turned one, and to celebrate we had a big party. I joked with one party-goer that the first birthday party was absolutely essential, not because Norah would ever remember the event, but because I needed to celebrate the fact that we made it a year and we're all still alive and well. In fact, we're more than just alive and well, we couldn't be better! Norah has brought an unimaginable amount of joy into our lives and despite the sleepless nights, the tears and the meltdowns (mine and hers) we wouldn't change a thing. Being a mom is the best thing I've ever done.

So, enough about me ... here are some party pictures!

Don't be deceived, this is the only bite she took. The rest, she destroyed. Lesson learned, an expensive and delicious cake from The Chocolate should be served to adults who will enjoy the goodness.

Norah was with me when I purchased this gift. When we got home from the store she kept pointing to the box and asking "please?" So at her party when she pulled the paper off and saw what it was, she was ecstatic!