On August 4th James, Penelope and I flew to Seattle to see my friends Christy and Andrew. Christy is one of my oldest friends. I met her in grade school back in Louisiana. She is a true little Cajun girl. We started hanging out when I was in the third grade I think. Growing up our moms were best friends as well. So I feel like no friend knows my family better than Christy. Its so fun hanging out with her and her sis because we spend all our time reminiscing about the past, laughing at our families and inquiring about what our old friends are up to now. Christy and her husband Andrew are expecting their first baby in December. I am so excited for them because I know they will be such great parents. They were so great with Penelope too! I used to watch how Christy interacted with her little cousins growing up. She was the fun older cousin that they all looked up to. From way back then I knew her kids were going to be so lucky to have her as a mom. Here are some pics from our fabulous weekend with them. Enjoy!
|A wedding taking place near Pikes Market.|
|I love the energy of downtown.|
|Andrew and Christy were so great with Penelope.|
|Most people know I have a slight obsession with chocolate croissants.|
I love the ones from La Panier near Pikes Market. They make an excellent latte too.
|Christy and Pen hanging outside the original Starbucks.|
|We had lunch at Cafe Champagne.|
Here is Pen stuffing her face.
|Later that night Christy's little sis, Bonnie, made us a legitimate Cajun shrimp boil. YUM!|
|The two sisters jamming out in the kitchen.|
|Shrimp boil consists of peel and eat shrimp and potatoes and corn that have been infused with the flavors of shrimp and Cajun Spices. We dip the shrimp in a mixture of mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup. Extreme cajun here.|
|Bonnie Ann, Christy's "lil" sis. She was on the cheerleading team with me in High School. So adorable.|
|Saturday morning we started our day at this adorable coffee shop some of their friends own.|
This place had a great kids area complete with sanitizing wipes, tons of toys, a kids table, books etc.
Penelope loved it.
|Next we visited the EMP museum. So cool.|
|checking out the avatar exhibit|
|We absolutely loved the instrument labs upstairs.|
Here we are jamming out something crazy stupid. It seems especially weird since theres no music on the video (it only played in our headphones). Penelope was just staring at me like, "what the heck?!"
|jammin out preggo style|
|after that we rode the "ducks"- this is like the Landshark here in SB only on steroids|
an absolute fabulous tour.
|our tour guide was hilarious|
|gas works park- this place is gorgeous|
|James enjoying a local soda- I think this one was a pomegranate flavor|
|after the market we hung out with Sarah's sister Kristen at GasWorks Park|
|Penelope in her Stella McCartney outfit!|
It even has "wings" that attach to her wrists but of course she wouldn't have that!
|blanket in nursery shot :)|
|for our last night in Seattle we celebrated over at Ivars on the water in Seattle|
Here's a shot of the pregnant bellies!
|yes another birthday celebration! LOL|