Last Sunday Mila and I traveled over the mountains to Seattle, just the two of us. She's finally at the perfect age to just go with the flow, I didn't have to worry about nap time or packing a diaper bag in case she had an accident. It was great, I can't wait to take more little trips with her. Randomly I would turn around to look at her and she would smile at me and say, "Love you," it was the best :)
We left around 8:15, not in a rush or anything and it would have been fine if we needed to stop along the way but we never did. However there was a lot of, "Mom are we in Seattle yet?"
Woodland Park Zoo was our first stop. I had an umbrella stroller in the back of my car that I thought about taking in but decided against it since she is 4 1/2, but I should have remembered that she is the world's laziest 4 1/2-year-old because she made it about 20 feet before whining about walking...long story short we rented a dumb wagon for $9.
Most of the animals were either sleeping or too far away. The bears on the other hand out on quite a show, in the little cave view area we could see the two brown bears wrestling each other in the water, it was really neat!
After walking around for 2 hours it was time to go. On our way back to return the wagon she spotted the carousel, this was the highlight for her.
Our next stop was the Patagonia store to exchange David's hat for a smaller size, Mila chatted up the cashier for a bit and then we were on our way. We walked a couple of blocks to the market for some goodies.
My plan was to walk to Nordstrom to exchange some shoes but I didn't think Mila would be up for the trek, instead we made our way to bell square. I was planning on going over the 520 bridge but guess what?!?! It was closed! So I had to drive all the way back down to I-90 and go that way.
We shopped for a few hours, ate some pizza and got back in the car around 5:30.
Ran into construction/wreck near Cle Elum which added 30 minutes to our drive and finally made it home around 8:15.
Every now and then throughout the day she would say things like, "Just me and mama, no brothers!" or "Just love our 'Girl's Day' mama!"
We had a blast, so glad I have a daughter!
Instagram pics from our day: