We just got back from a great road trip to Washington - we were headed up for my cousin's wedding at Mt. Baker, and also stopped in Yakima to see friends along the way.
Isabel did great for the most part in the car. Although definitely didn't sleep as much as we had hoped. The new portable DVD player was essential. :)
We spent our first night in Boise - we took our time and walked along the river and visited the park in the morning.
Next stop: Yakima, Washington. Our good friends Chris and Wyatt just started working there last year, so we were excited to be able to visit for a few days.
Day one involved a hike up to a cave.
|The whole crew|
|Me and Chris are interesting additions in the background :)|
|We had to bring our own lights to walk through the cave.|
Not Isabel's favorite part.
The next day we went on a river float down the Yakima river. It was mild enough for a pregnant lady and a 3 year old to do. At one point I jumped in the water, and didn't think about the difficulty of getting back in with my pregnant belly. As I flailed to get back on the tube Franz joked "Don't crush the baby!". For the rest of the trip when we asked Isabel about the river tubing she said "Mama fell in the water and then crushed the baby." Haha.
|Frisbees were our paddles|
|Mowgli got his own tube and lifejacket.|
|Isabel enjoyed it most of the time.|
|Isabel reading books to Mowgli|
Then on to our final destination - Mt Baker, which is on the northern border of Washington near Bellingham, where my cousin went to school. It was such a beautiful place! The whole family was there for the wedding.
|Not sure what to do with all the cake|
|Being silly with mustaches|
|My family is crazy|
|Isabel just loved Charlie|
|Vegging in front of the TV|
|It was fun to see Uncle Spencer!|
|Visiting Artist point before the wedding - still snow!|
|Isabel the flower girl. My mom spent hours making this dress.|
In fact, she spent most of the car ride finishing the complicated hems!
|Such a beautiful place - I wish I had more pics of the scenery!|
|Isabel and her new friend, Anika|
|My mom and I helped with the flowers - this is Isabel's boquet.|
|All the cousins!|
|Izzie and Amelia|
After 8 days, we had to make our way home. Here we are with a lollipop in the car.
It was good to be home - Isabel immediately read a book to Oakley and told him all about our trip. :)