Wednesday, December 01, 2010

I'm baaaack...with pictures!

Good morning, it is Wednesday.

Yay for having a computer again. Well, I have lots of pictures for you. We had a very nice Thanksgiving break. On Black Friday we slept in and let all the crazy shopping go to other folks who didn't need their sleep or their money. But in the afternoon we did head into Seattle to play tourist, see the tree lighting (kind of), and the enjoy the play A Christmas Carol at the 5th Ave. We even got to check out the National Geographic Warehouse sale that we just happened to stumble upon. Here are some pics:

Looking through the window at the Nordstrom's Santa. He did wave to Lillie and the kids, but we weren't standing in that line!
Being "Black Friday", there were folks with signs that read, "Buy Nothing Day", and right across the street there were even more with signs that read, "Buy More Stuff". Interesting.

We took the monorail to the Seattle Center to check out the Christmas scenes. We got to see One Crazy Raven do the Raven Dance, and some fancily dresses folks sing ancient Russian chant songs.

This is just a small part of the town at the Seattle Center, all the trains were running and there were plenty of kids pointing and yelling when the train came by.

Lillie wanted to touch the Space Needle. So we did. Here we are playing ultimate tourist, barging up next to the folks in line for the restaurant or observation deck just to touch the base of the Space Needle.

And the lit tree at the Westlake Mall in Down Town Seattle. We actually skipped the actual lighting to head up the street to the Cheese Cake Factory. We sure made the right choice, there was no wait and we even got to sneak in a few minutes early enough to get lunch prices! When we left, the wait at the Cheese Cake Factory was like an hour!

Hansen's favorite cup ever. He especially liked his Dulce Delche cheese cake.

A Christmas Story was great! We had a great time. On the way back to the car we got to tour some amazing gingerbread houses. They were super cool, like something from the Cake Boss.

That was all Friday, and I didn't even mention the great Thanksgiving dinner Thursday at John and Carol's house. I think the Twins finally like me now...Avery thought that Thanksgiving was my best birthday party ever! But that is not all you missed by me not having a computer, oh no...there is more. Like a part II to the blog:

Saturday night the littles and I slept under the Christmas tree! Hansen and Lillie enjoyed telling stories and then both slept well.

A couple of cousins we don't get to see very often were visiting from Indianapolis. We all got together for dinner at John and Carol's house on Sunday evening. This picture was taken after the twins left, but aside from Aurora, Camden, and Maggie...all of our kids and cousins were playing together. Very cool. This picture is goofy because of all the other flashes from other cameras, but it is good. Maren and her cousins were always photographed on these exact stairs. As you can tell, Preston is the oldest and the tallest by far, but Hansen and Lillie have perfectly built in best friends as cousins.

Well, nice to have the computer back. If you read all the way to here, give yourself a pat on the back and then get back to work...you're eating company time here!

See you tomorrow.

3 comments:

Grandpa and Bernice said...

So glad you have your computer back-enjoyed all the pictures.

Ellen said...

Okay, I gave myself a pat on the back - we enjoyed all the pictures!

Amber said...

I catch up on my blogs AFTER work hours!!! I wish Aurora could've been there to play with the cousins - and I certainly remember Thanksgiving dinners with the Ostergards. Maybe we'll head up to Seattle next year...