Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Our Thanksgiving Trip to Washington

In November we took a quick trip up to Washington State to visit family for Thanksgiving.  It was a really great trip as long as I block the memory of the very long drive home with kids throwing up every few miles.

We got up super early Wednesday morning to drive up to Washington.  The kids were really good for the drive. We broke up to trip a little by driving the first leg of the trip up to Scott's Uncle Spence's house in Kenniwick.  We had a super fun sleep over there.  The kids loved getting to have a slumber party with cousins and Scott and I had fun visiting with everyone until the wee hours.  Sadly I didn't take any pictures.  :(

Thursday morning we headed to my grandparents house in Burien and spent Thanksgiving day with my family there.

 The kids had fun meeting cousins they had never met before.

 The boys adored eating Thanksgiving dinner with Great Grandpa Michaud.

 After dinner we played Yatzee and guess what... I won.

 Bryce with Grandpa and Great Grandpa.  The kids really had fun with my dad.  Logan why he had long hair like Rapunzel and climbed all over him.

 Friday morning the kids went on a walk with my dad and sister and their Great Grandma.

 On the walk they found a horse.

 The kids always love hanging out with their aunt Katie.

 After saying good bye to my family, we met up with Guy and Kristin downtown.  First on the list of things to do was to walk to Pikes Market.
 And of course we had to check out the gum wall on the way to the aquarium.

 The aquarium was pretty great. 

 Emma loves jelly fish.

On the long cold dark walk home we discovered it was time for the Christmas tree lighting downtown.  SO wee lucked out and got the see most the fireworks and the freshly lit tree, making the walk home seem less long and cold.

Saturday we took the kids (including Adam, who totally looks like he could be ours so we got a few stares from people.  I think people in Seattle might not be used to seeing a family with 5 kids 7 and under and Emma, Alan, and Adam are all the same size so I think a few of them were trying to decide if they were triplets) to the Pacific Science Center.  It is so cool and the kids were really good, which always makes for a better day.

 The water tables were a big hit.

 And of couse they loved seeing the dinosaurs.

 Blasting off into space.  We were there on a day of a real space shuttle blast off that the kids watched live.

 A picture of all 6 kids :)

 cute little Bryce.

 Umm  just now as I am looking at this picture I am realizing that that kid in the yellow is NOT Logan....  So who is that and where is Logan?  Oh well we brought Logan home with us so it is all good.  OR at least I think that is Logan we brought home.
 My favorite part was the butterfly garden.  One landed right on Logan's head.
Sunday morning we started the VERY LONG drive home.  It was made longer by the frequent stops to get more bags for the kids to throw up in.  Yup.  That is a drive I wish I could forget, but probably never will.

Even with the Barf-stravaganza it was still a really great trip and I was really glad we got to spend a holiday with my family.


Beth said...

Love all the photos of your ALMOST perfect trip (minus the barfing!) We missed you during Thanksgiving, but glad you had such a fun time.
Love always,
Mom Hilton

Dean, Andrea, Tanner, and Landon said...

I about died laughing when I saw the picture with the random little boy that's not Logan! Hahaha! Glad you got to spend a holiday with your family Laura! And that you survived the horrible drive home.