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Entries from September 2012

Lovely Day for a Paddle

September 30th, 2012 by Eleanor · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

September has been an unusally beautiful month in Seattle — in fact we haven’t had rain here in some record breaking number of days.   We took advantage of the gorgeous weather and rented canoes from the UW Waterfront Activities Center and paddled around Lake Washington and the Arboretum.  Fabulous way to spend a sunny Sunday.  

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Seabrook, WA

September 23rd, 2012 by Eleanor · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

We took a weekend trip to Seabrook, WA, a “new” beach town on the Washington Coast.  It was just 2-1/2 hours away and had all the elements for a great, mellow family vacation — cute town, nice new houses for rent, beautiful beach, indoor pool, lots of outdoor spaces, affordable, and everything within an easy walk.  Or if […]

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Grandma Judy’s visit and Diane’s wedding

September 16th, 2012 by Eleanor · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

  Grandma Judy came to visit for a whole week — such a treat!  She took her usual great care of the girls, but also got to be a tourist in Seattle since they were in school for some of her visit.  We gave her a bus pass and she was off visiting all the […]

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Future babysitters

September 9th, 2012 by Eleanor · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Our friends Susannah and Rob visited today with their adorable 11 week old baby, Madeline (as in Albright).  Lydia and Hadley were very excited to get to hold her and did a great job being gentle with their new little friend.  

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First day of school

September 4th, 2012 by Eleanor · Comments Off on First day of school · Uncategorized

Today was Hadley and Lydia’s first day at their new school, Epiphany Early Learning.  It’s a big change since they will now be going for full days 4 – 5 days a week (depending on my work schedule).  We’ve heard wonderful things about the school, which have rung true so far.  Lydia said unprompted when I […]

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Evergreen State Fair

September 2nd, 2012 by Eleanor · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

After years of being a good sport, I opted out of the Carscaddon family Evergreen State Fair visit this year.  For those of you who don’t know Allan well, he has an (unhealthy?) obsession with state fairs.  This year everyone won.  Allan and the girls had a fabulous time at the fair (on rides I […]

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