To celebrate, Emily, Graysen, and I had a picnic on the deck. Grapes and cheese and leftover Greek salad.
Griff enjoyed it too, especially with the hope of getting a taste of strawberry yogurt popsicle. Gracie likes lemonade popsicles best of all - LOVES them - and is not crazy about the yogurt ones, but she carries it around until it melts.
Once she went down for her nap, Emily and I headed out on our own little adventure. So exciting to get away for a few hours.
First we stopped at Starbucks and got an iced coffee, and then went to Value Village, a really nice thrift shop in Issaquah, in hope of finding Gracie some outdoor toys, but we struck out.
We then went to Fred Meyer.
I had been here before and liked it. It's a grocery store and home store, etc., sort of like a nice Wal-Mart with a greenhouse and plant section. Just look at these beautiful plants. Good prices too.
Baby K slept without a peep through all the plant shopping and grocery shopping. This was in the greenhouse, and she was getting a little warm - but still sleeping.
The simplest toys are the best. We got Gracie this bag of dinosaurs, not even knowing if she knew what one was. She loved them so much and spent a lot of time organizing them and whispering about them.
Then we took them outside with a bowl of water, and she washed and played and then washed a little more.
Stomping them is still a lot of fun.
Ryan grilled hamburgers while Emily did some side dishes, and I had the terrible job of holding Katherine for as long as I wanted to. She slept no matter what direction I moved her and is just so beautiful and perfect. It was impossible to take a good picture of someone that close, but it didn't stop me from trying.