I arose bright and early and began a fun yet exhausting day of playing with blocks/various toys, reading, singing, diaper changing, and all the other things too numerous to count that mothers and fathers do each and every day. It was truly a joy to get to spend the day with my niece. She is growing into such an amazing, fun little girl!! And of course... a day with Rian would not be complete without some pictures.
After my day with Rian, my mom and I drove back down to Seattle to prepare for the Susan G. Komen: Puget Sound Race for the Cure. Linda and Lauren Eguchi ran the race with us. They (along with Julia) have been running this race for years in honor of my Nana, Jeanne Robins, among others. I've never been able to participate with them since I lived out of the area, but I finally got to run it this year. The rewards of being close to family just keep coming! It was a lovely day, and we all felt like Nana was with with us the whole way.
During our celebratory meal at Macrina Bakery, Lauren informed us that she would be attending the Solstice Festival at the Fremont Fair. Among other things, this event includes what could only be described as a naked bike ride, where the participants paint their bodies (some more than others) and ride through Fremont. Much to our delight, we discovered that the staging area for said bike ride was right across the street from the restaurant. Not wanting to miss an opportunity to preview the parade, we scrambled (legally) across the street and discovered this:
Some of the body paint was really inventive, some was not. All of it seemed to me to be a rather uncomfortable non-outfit to ride a bike in. They make those bike shorts padded for a reason don't they?
After the event, we said goodbye to Linda and Lauren, picked up Brian, and headed off to Woodinville Wine Country. We stopped at JM Cellars, where we are members, and can always count on some yummy tastings and appetizers. We hit up Des Voigne Cellars and Cullin Hills as well...and then popped in to a new winery called Senoj, which I thought was awesome, though we were a bit too early for the big opening night party. Saturday night was spent with Bo, Kim, & Rian, who had drivin to Seattle to buy a new computer.
We capped off the weekend on Sunday with our first day of serious house-hunting. We're finally in the market to buy, and it was pretty interesting getting out there and seeing what was available.
So...action packed, and filled with family and friends!! A nice start to the summer!