Really and truly, Mr. Daddy was the mastermind behind that evil “to be continued”… and he left that last post shortly after detailing my fabulous mix-up that resulted in us being EARLY to something for only the second time since Itty Bit’s birth. (And let’s just say that Itty Bit was the early one there!)
I mean… I actually got scared because suddenly we were down three followers and I thought I’d royally peeved y’all a bit too much. And THREE whole followers are a big deal, because we’re so stinkin’ close to 200 that I can *taste* it (and every single one of y’all don’t want to miss that giveaway, right? :)
Actually, three followers was a big deal, because every one of you is a big deal. Forgiven yet? Pretty please? :)
Anyhoo - after realizing that we had driven to Seattle a whole day early and were now paying oodles for parking to stand there and look dumbly at eachother… we thought it might be nice to take advantage of the gorgeous day and
gawk at all the interesting people enjoy the local scene.
I’m gonna admit that we wore our nice shoes in an effort to impress our bloggy friends… but ultimately decided to skip the fancy restaurants and get some street food. Does this count?
(Just tell me that’s a giant cookie. Don’t say it’s a giant head and an ENORMOUS cookie. I couldn’t handle that).
We stopped to enjoy some tunes with some waaay cool jazz musicians (yes, deaf people can enjoy music – and who wouldn’t love this?)
I blew it up big so you could fully appreciate the stainless steel finish, the cute little foot holding that monstrosity up, the insanely crowded “First Starbucks Ever” in the background, and the woman in the doorway who looks like she’s about to flatten someone.
And just because everyone could use a laugh… here’s a little onesie hanging in one of the boutique shops:
We headed back to pick up Itty Bit from Ah-Ma and Papa’s. He was thoroughly disgruntled at our return, especially so once he realized what the puppies had discovered:
A new day dawned, and no babysitters were in sight. We made the trek again – with a busy 4-year old in tow. Early again, whaddya know?
The reason he was on Mr. Daddy’s shoulders is because he had just been majorly freaked at the Fish Market. Why?
Because this, my friends, is a monkfish.
This scary critter was displayed at the Fish Market, half covered by ice (and in this bad picture, half covered by the fish guy’s butt).
Yes, it says “SMELL MY BREATH! I’M A MONKFISH!”
Which, to the evil fish guys behind the counter, means
“Wait until some idiot gets close, then shove that hunk of smelly teeth at their unsuspecting face”
(Yes, I was an idiot. And yes, my screams are why Itty Bit was on Daddy’s shoulders).
Oh my gosh… you know how kids have a sense about good people? Well, we could hardly pry him off of poor Julie. He wanted to talk non-stop with her and conned her out of a significant amount of change at a fountain.
Is she not gorgeous?!
Mr. Daddy and rocker/professor/firefighter/writer hit it off immediately
(Is it totally weird of me that I ran up and started a hug fest because I felt like I already knew them?)
We meandered around the market and wound up with sushi for lunch. See Itty Bit’s fascination with Brian’s story?
It may or may not have had a little something to do with this:
(And yes, a big Thank You to Mr. Daddy who gave the kid CHEETOS on the way up… I’m sure our friends were much impressed with the neon orange on his lips and sleeves).
We enjoyed terrific conversation… these people have so many amazing stories and an obvious love for their family. And would you believe that we are not the only TST-bound couple? Turns out that their plane was delayed that morning because (get this) another plane face-planted on the runway right before they left! I imagine they would have felt at home with the emergency responders… though I’m not sure I’d want to stay on my plane after witnessing that!
What could be better than time spent with good friends (plus coffee and ice cream)?
(Yes, there’s a story behind this picture, and Mr. Daddy knows better than to mess up a shot, LOL)
They kindly consented to a few shots to commemorate their anniversary trip… and I think they make a smokin’ couple (get it Brian? I crack myself up sometimes).
Loved meeting you guys and hope you are thoroughly enjoying the rest of your trip. Anyone else want to join up in California for some more bloggy fun?!?!