Sunday, August 12, 2012

Weekend roundup: gardening, picnic, birthday fun!

What a great, and exhausting, weekend.  My dad came into town on Friday and we had a mellow night in.  Saturday construction workers came to knock out our back porch and basement - renovations continue.  Then we packed up and drove to North Bend for my company annual picnic which was amazing.  The boys went nuts in the jumpy houses and on the jumpy slide, we enjoyed bad-for-you food, and drove back in the scalding heat.

Saturday night Matt and I went for a pre-birthday dinner to celebrate his birthday.  We checked out a gastro pub called Black Bottle in Belltown which was great.  Super hipster, and fun people watching.  We enjoyed the scallops with bacon, vegetables, olives, and skirt steak and we just about rolled home.

Today we got up and started gardening ... which we kept doing for nearly 6 hours.  OK, I say we - it really was my dad and the boys and I would make the occasional appearance to pull a few weeds and oo and ah at our new fig tree and blueberry bush.  Surprisingly, our vegetable garden is going nuts getting ready to give us a few squash and we have tons of parsley and basil. 

Wilson was so enthralled by the construction that he decided to dress in his construction finest ... then he fell asleep.
 Tonight we enjoyed a perfect mellow Summer dinner topped off with red velvet cake - the boys sang "happy birthday to daddy" about 15 times, and made him wear the hat.

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