Weekend in Seattle


This is the busiest time of the year for me, so when my mother-in-law offered to send us away for a few days as our Christmas present, we jumped a the chance.

No iPads, no email. Just a couple of days of concentrating on the kids. We asked the girls what they wanted to do, and their top priority was staying in a hotel. Well, ok then. Easy enough.


Now Seattle isn’t really a city for kids. I was told several times that there are more dogs than kids in Seattle. But in a couple of jam packed days, we managed to stay busy. We ate at innumerable restaurants, including the requisite seafood chowder and Ethiopian places. We spent the better part of one day at the aquarium, and the other day wandering, eating and shopping. We hit two speciality pet shops (Scraps and This one, getting ideas for our boutique) as well as toy stores and Pike Place market. Our favourite places to eat were:

  • Lalibela Ethiopian restaurant, which was friendly, fast and pretty delicious
  • Molly Moons … Amazing ICECREAM! I had salted caramel and a honey/lavender to die for
  • Cupcake Royale, the first cupcake place I’ve been to that has cakes as good as my sister’s
  • But our kids’ favourite thing about the weekend? “Spending time with mommy and daddy, with all the attention.” Fair enough. That’s what I liked the best, too!


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