This past weekend I worked all weekend (training so I'm ready to work future weekend days). Because I would be working the weekend, I got the 3rd and 4th off. Well, I would've got the 4th off regardless, but now I'll get to bank the holiday hours and use them whenever I want in the future. Anyway. I decided that I should spend some time with the kids on the 3rd, so kept them home from camp. We slept in, ran a couple quick errands, then got lunch at Dick's. We only do that once every few years, so it's a big treat for the kids. After that we headed down to South Seattle to Kubota Garden. Gareth and visited the garden our very first summer here; I've been meaning to come back ever since, but had never made it until now.
I was a little worried Mal would be bored, but within a few minutes he declared, "This is amazing!". The boys loved getting to choose what direction we wandered in our explorations, as well as all the animals and plants we saw.
Excited to see dragonflies:
And a bunny:
The first of many bridges:
Another bridge. Mal posed this way at 4 different points along the bridge.
I took a picture of this flower, and then they decided I needed to take a picture of every flower thereafter:
Hiking up a small hill:
We found a gazebo type thing:
Mal insisted he and Gareth rotate through all the smaller rocks. Gareth was feeling a bit silly by the final rock:
The kids were sad to leave. I promised them we'd be sure to come back again; hopefully it won't be another nine years before we make it again!