Sunday, October 14, 2012

City Pumpkin

No school for two days last week meant that the kids and I could drive up to Seattle to spend time with Daddy. We stayed at out favorite hotel. The one with the big, old windows, views of the sound, and just a few blocks from the waterfront.

The city is becoming a kind of "home away from home" for us and we've been making the most of all that it has to offer. 

So, on Wednesday, I packed up the car, picked up the kids from school, and we headed "straight" up...("Mommy, I'm thirsty, Mommy, I have to pee...again...means a three hour journey quickly becomes a more than four hour trip. Thankfully, we missed rushed hour!) 

We pulled into the hotel just before 8:00. The kids ran in, headed upstairs, threw on their bathing suits, and begged to be taken to the pool. 

Note to parents....the pool is key when looking for a hotel. Trust me.

Because we came straight from school, the kids had their backpacks, and AbbySue had gone to the pumpkin patch for a field trip that day. I noticed that she had already decorated her little pumpkin with wide eyes and an expressive grin. 

The next morning that pumpkin sat on the hotel table, smiling at us all, making us feel Octoberish. I snapped a quick photo and labeled it "City Pumpkin".

An idea! Why not take "City Pumpkin" with us for a day and take photos of his adventures with us around the city? 


The kids had the best time setting him up and thinking of fun places to take his picture. 

They would laugh when I would say, "Wow, City Pumpkin is such a good little traveler. Oh my, City Pumpkin hasn't complained of being hungry once! Gosh, City Pumpkin has amazing bladder control!"

It was a blast. 

So, here it is..."The Adventures of City Pumpkin in Seattle."

We gotta do this again!

 City Pumpkin
 At Ivar's
 On the docks
 Enjoying the Market
 Tourist shot
 Refreshing dip in the pool
 Out to eat
 Taking in the views

Sleepless in Seattle


  1. what a fun idea! love love love this post! so cute!

  2. ha! love the pumpkin!! esp the one in the pool. ok, we have to party with you at a hotel someday. it looks soooo fun. we had good times and good memories at many hotels across the united states. the kids are very excited about the sleepover. it will just be the older three. jason isn't quite ready;)