Another eventful weekend here in Seattle. It’s been so cold these last few weeks, and now it’s warming up a bit. Unfortunately with that brings the rain (why can’t there be any precipitation in the air when it’s 25 degrees?!)
Earlier in the week we went to Zoolights! This is our first year to this zoo and I’m so glad we went. It was much better than the other zoo in our area.
They had a 12th Man tree:
And Mt. Rainier:
And some polar bears. This was Little A’s favorite. She loves polar bears.
And she and I rode a camel!:
She was so excited! Pure joy on that girl’s face. This was my first time on a camel as well and let me tell ya, not so comfortable (I had to sit on the hump, ahem).
Thursday evening we went to see Santa!
Success!!!! I was so worried she was going to cry again this year, but she was so excited to see Santa. It helped that he had a stuffed reindeer for her to pet, and a teddy bear for her to hold. So proud of her!
Friday her and I spent some time at Hobby Lobby, then we went to sush for dinner. So yummy!
I spent pretty much every night wrapping gifts:
I’m such a perfectionist when it comes to gift wrapping. I think I spent approximately 8+ hours wrapping this weekend.
Saturday we had Little Gym in the morning, then my parents came over to watch Little A so Huebie and I could go to the gym and see a movie. I’d originally wanted to go to one of those theaters where you can have drinks (they have about 2 or 3 in our area) but then I thought going to the gym would be a better idea.
So we were able to get a good workout in, hit a few stores at the mall, then make Catching Fire with plenty of time to spare. Such a good movie! It was so much better than the first one. If you haven’t yet, go see it!
Sunday morning we spent some time riding in our wagon:
She made me pull her around the house in the Radio Flyer.
Then we watched the Seahawks kick some Giant behind!
The Giants haven’t been shutout at home in 18 years, but we left there with a 23-0 win!
Then spent the afternoon running some errands.
We went to Costco after nap time, and Little A had her first taste of Costco pizza:
But she was more excited about sitting by herself at the table. Huebie and I weren’t allowed to sit on her side. She was having so much fun she didn’t want to leave.
So there was a bit of a meltdown. She didn’t want to go home, she wanted to stay at Costco. I don’t blame her, I really love Costco too.
Sunday night was our annual Jammy Light Night. Here’s how Jammy Light Night goes:
1) Get into your favorite jammies. Which consisted of Audrey getting into hers because mine ripped last year and were tossed (hoping for some new ones from Santa).
2) Make your favorite hot drink. Mine was cocoa (possibly with a little Bailey’s). Huebie & Little A had hot cider.
3) Grab a sweet treat.
4) And drive around to look at Christmas lights.
Super fun, family tradition. I think we’ll probably go to a few other neighborhoods this year before Christmas. We had so much fun.
How was your weekend? Did you have any holiday celebrations happening? Any fun family traditions you have?
great post. . my son loves Costco.. he love all the samples. he cried when when left there lasr week also lol.. great idea about driving around in your pj’s and looking at lights. we need to do it
Thanks Nicole! We go to Costco on a weekly basis so she loves the samples too 🙂 You guys should totally drive around in your PJs to look at lights! It’s so much fun (plus then the little ones are all ready for bed when you get home) 🙂
We just went to Zoo Lights tonight too! Omg I laughed out loud reading about your seat on the camel hahaha!
I love your gift wrapping! I wanted to do the same with some white doilies from an idea I saw on Pinterest, but I looove your red ones!
And I love your Jammy Light Night tradition! So fun, definitely one that should be continued every year!
So fun! Seriously though, if you ever ride a camel, try not to sit on the hump 🙂
I just spray painted the white doilies red with some sparkle red paint. Maybe I should do a post on them….hhhmmm….
We had so much fun looking at lights. I hope we can again this week!
Have a great week Jessica!
Sounds like you had a really fun weekend! I love your wrapping idea with the doilies. I must remember to try this. Your daughter is a little cutie! We went to the tree farm and cut down our Christmas tree this weekend. That’s one of our holiday traditions. Have a great week!
Thanks Dawn! I really love how the gifts turned out this year! So glad you guys got your tree over the weekend! We love cutting ours down too!
I’m behind this year – I haven’t wrapped a thing! : /
Say wha???? You need to get on it girlfriend! 🙂
pretty! love seattle. i can’t believe how cold it got even in CA last week! warming back up here too though 🙂 xo
the well-traveled wife ♥
I heard you guys were getting cold down there in CA! It’s been warmer since the weekend, but before that it wasn’t getting much above freezing. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!
What a fabulous weekend! Our zoo has zoolights too, but haven’t attended as of yet. I’ve been so busy! Can you tell? I haven’t posted much or visited here for a while.
I used to be a perfectionist with gift wrapping but that’s one thing I’ve been able to let go of… thank goodness.
You Jammy Light Night sounds awesome. We do “Candy Cane Lane” which is a community in our city that decorates their houses really beautifully with lights and decorations for Christmas. We drive through with hot drinks and Christmas music on the stereo. It’s awesome. If it’s mild enough this year, we may walk it.
Wishing you a lovely day my friend.