I am using a digital kit on Shutterfly. This digital version is SUPER easy to use! See my completed pages for 2012 using the Shutterfly - Project Life Turquoise Edition HERE and my 2013 album using the Shutterfly - Project Life Childhood - Mayfield Edition HERE I will hopefully be posting my 2014 pages soon.
And finally, my POTW (pictures of the week) -
Monday - Day 8 of our Washington vacation. We started today back at Pike's Market. Daddy wanted to get more of the delicious fruit. We bought Maddie a huge sunflower. She loved the fruit stands and asked again if she could get raspberries for her fingers, she remembered from the other day. We also went back to Rachel the Pig and Maddie wanted to return to the Gum Wall and stick on another piece of gum. She went right to the spot we used last time and "added to it," making a person of gum. Then we headed to The Crumpet Shop. Mariam had raved about it. It was delicious! After breakfast, we headed out to Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. They had seals to make rubbings and Maddie completed the Junior Ranger program and received another badge. She had to find all sorts of treasures throughout the building. We walked around the area headed toward Pioneer Square, stopping at the Waterfall Garden Park. Maddie was throwing coins into the waterfall and making wishes. I asked what she wished for and she said, "a new daddy, one who wasn't mean to her." Then she made another wish and wished "God would make me not be bad." We stopped and talked to her about listening and how much she is loved. We then stopped for lunch at the Merchant's Cafe, Seattle's oldest restaurant from 1890. We walked around Pioneer Square and saw the Pioneer Building, the Pergola, and the totem pole. We continued on our wandering way and found an awesome glass blowing shop, The Glasshouse Studio. They were firing glass and creating beauty as we watched. We ended up purchasing three fabulous glass flowers. How we would get them home without breaking them? We headed back to the hotel for a rest and then walked to the SAM (Seattle Museum of Art). We didn't get very far before Maddie found the kids play area and met a friend. The two girls played pretend for about an hour before the Museum closed. There were pretty neat touch screens to create paintings. Daddy enjoyed those a lot. After the museum we had a light dinner at Purple Seattle and headed back to our hotel.
Wednesday - Day 10 of our Washington vacation. We woke up before Sunrise intending to be at reflection ridge for the sunrise. We didn't make it, but we timed it perfectly as the sun had just barely risen. It was breathtakingly beautiful. Maddie loved watching the water. After taking some fabulous photos, we headed up to Sunrise Visitor Center. When we arrived, the visitor center was not even open. We decided to headed out for a hike, it was a 1/2 mile hike on Silver Forest Trail. Emmons Vista was .1 miles in. It was beginning to get cloudy, so the vista was a bit overshadowed. We returned to the Visitor Center and had a snack before heading back down the mountain. We returned to the Inn and walked the Trail of Shadows - a 1/2 mile trail around the old hotel and the hot springs. Maddie found some more sword ferns. We were exhausted and had an early night after dinner at the the Inn.
Thanks for visiting!