Sampa & Kathy Visit Samlet

Sampa & Samlet

My dad and Kathy are finishing up their visit here with us.  It’s gone by too fast!  We’ve appreciated having two more sets of hands here to hold and feed our little guy, especially when we got to go out for a date!  It was so nice to sit in a restaurant and enjoy a leisurely dinner without interruption.  We even caught a movie!  Now if we could only get some of Sam’s grandparents to move here to Seattle, we could have LOTS of date nights!

This week has been filled with new experiences for Sam.  He went to a picnic at Gasworks Park, watched the boats at Chittenden Locks, saw some salmon making their way into Lake Washington, went to the Experience Music Project, and did some people watching at the Seattle Center (it was the day of the pride parade, which makes for GREAT people watching).

Truth be told, Sam slept through most of his new experiences, though he did perk up quite a bit when we stopped to listen to a Jimi Hendrix performance.  He looked a little confused at first, and then excited.  Maybe we have a little music lover?

Samlet & Kathy

It’s fun to take our little boy out to see and experience new things.  I’m always surprised at how tired he is at the end of our outings.  It seems like he’s doing nothing–just sleeping and being carried around–but his little brain must be very active processing all the different sights, smells, and sounds.

This last week helped me realize how lucky we are to be raising a kid in Seattle.  There is so much to see and do here.  He’s going to love doing all of these things again when he’s big enough to enjoy them!

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