3.25.2011

the visits that go too fast...

...they're always with family members. Especially the Grandparents. And today, we said good-bye to Papa and Nana {my parents} after a lovely week with them. Its always hard saying good-bye. For me, the hardest part is watching Ethan just fall apart after giving the good-bye hugs. Tonight he told me "I wish we could move Washington to a place where we could ALL live by each other." I know exactly how he feels and the feeling often feels like torture. Sometimes I tell myself it would've been easier to never have moved here - then we'd never know what we're missing. I know, its a twisted way to think. Sometimes my mind is twisted.
But instead of blubber about the sadness of saying good-bye, I will fill your eyes with too many pictures.
We really had a great visit. The 7 days went by way too fast, but I think we did a good job filling them up with about all we could've handled :)





I got a bit too excited to see my parents and neglected to take pictures beyond this point. 
Sorry :) 

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the next day we ventured to one of our favorite spots... Mercer Island park! 
Followed by Noah's Bagels, of course. 







and on Monday, we went into Seattle! 




we had a great day walking down the pier, riding the merry-go-round, going into
all the fun shops and enjoying some tasty food. 


**the rest of the pics from their trip are below this post. 

11 {comments}:

Amber said...

Can't wait to visit after viewing all your pics!! Hopefully I will get a cute handmade sign too!!

Stef said...

yes! we're looking forward to your visit too!

Erin said...

How great! Your parents look so happy to be there with you guys. Sweet!

Megan Knight said...

your parents look so sweet stef!
glad you had fun!

Melissa Joy said...

We went on that carousel on Thursday. :) And for the first time, Gabriel did not scream the whole time. He wanted to do it again! ;) A visit to the aquarium and lunch at Ivar's topped off a day downtown. Love it.
This morning, I'm taking him to the Children's Museum. Wanna come? ;)

Nicola S. said...

How fun! It looks like you all had a great time together. I love ferry rides. SO much fun.

Stef said...

Melissa! Are you in our area?! I wish I had seen this before now... we went out to breakfast this morning and then did "the Costco run" - otherwise we would've come down and met up with you! Our kids love the CM!

Melissa Joy said...

hehe... :) Yes, we were (until tonight). Just for a couple of quick days. While Steven worked at a conference, I had fun with my boy around town & with a friend. Next time I will try to look you up ahead of time, okay? :)

Charlotte said...

What a fun trip! And it looks like you had wonderful weather....I am sure your parents were happy to miss the crazy, rainy weather we had down here. :-)

Thanks for sharing the photos!

Emily said...

You got some great photos with them!

Stef said...

Melissa! Are you in our area?! I wish I had seen this before now... we went out to breakfast this morning and then did "the Costco run" - otherwise we would've come down and met up with you! Our kids love the CM!

 

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