We leave tomorrow to fly to Michigan for Christmas this year and I am really looking forward to it, minus the actual flight. But we are prepared this year with tricks up our sleeve for Reese on the flight (movies, Sesame Street, Tylenol, you name it). It’s finally here and I am ready. Presents are all purchased (few are wrapped). We gifted Reese a new toy yesterday, one we have had for over a year now, a little toy ferry boat with cars. She loves cars. We rode the carousel a second time in downtown Seattle and Reese is just in love with the carousel. We took pictures with Santa at the downtown Macy’s which required waiting in line and with a tired Reese, she looks none too enthused to see the big guy. We are mostly packed with all laundry done. We have the Jeep in the repair shop and have been able to tackle some of the to do items off of our list the past few days.
But we have also just had some fun just the three of us. We had dinner at the Argentine steakhouse downtown Seattle called Patagon and the food was delicious and Reese was a terror. So the next night we opted to drop her off at our neighbor babysitter so Bryan and I could get our annual meal at Harvest Vine just the two of us. Exceptional decision! Reese had fun playing and we had a delicious meal of cauliflower with salsa verde, sea bass with aioli and roasted peppers, pork with cider sauce and decadent potatoes and the best ever squid braised in squid ink with aioli and rice. Bryan and I also had church date yesterday for the last service of the year and we took Reese to the toddler gym for the first time in Columbia Center on Saturday and Reese loved pushing and getting pushed in the toy cars as well as mastered the mini stairs and slide they had set up.
We are re-training Reese in the sleep department in preparation for our visit to Michigan and for leaving her with my parents for two nights (bless their hearts). Alls a go on our end and now we are just finishing up a few last minute details before the Uber picks us up tomorrow morning at 5 am.
Merry Christmas everyone!