Sunday, September 18, 2011

Austrians Attack

Hello Everyone :) It has been a long, great summer. But, its meant that we haven't posted many blog postings. This one is a month late, but we were really lucky to have Christian, Jurgen, and Jenny come visit from Austria. We had a lot of fun with them in Europe in May, and now they come to visit us in Seattle.

Christian and Jurgen are in a band together and both are good at playing guitar. Finley really liked listening to Christian play.

I really enjoyed jamming with Christian with my instrument of choice, the recorder.
I also learned a new skill from Christian, smoking :) I didn't really try the "lit on fire kind", but the whole thing of taking a smoke break on the deck was great!

Each morning waking up, Christian and Jurgen got to see the real us with bed head and all.

Jurgen and Jenny came a few days after Christian had already arrived and they got into the act really quick, making us kids laugh.

The Friday morning of their visit, we cracked into a big bubble toy they bought us. It was awesome!

We kept trying to make them bigger.

Jurgen got a lot of mileage out of this attempt.

Finley couldn't help herself towards the end and just had to immerse herself in some bubble mix.

For the rest of Friday, Daddy took Christian, Jurgen, and Jenny into Seattle. They started at one of the piers, overlooking Puget Sounds, having lunch.

They then went to Pike Place Market to check out the fish, flowers, and everything else.

On the way out from the market, we noticed that they Hard Rock Cafe was close bye.

Jenny, Jurgen, and Christian visit wherever they can. I think they look cool posing here.

After the Hard Rock, they made it to the Space Needle at the Seattle City Center. They almost look a little too happy :)

The views from the Space Needle were really good. Mt Rainier was showing.

Daddy caught Jenny and Jurgen in a cuddly moment. But really, that isn't too hard :)

After the Space Needle, the went to HempFest in Seattle. What is Hemp, Daddy?

From the signs next to the stage, it looks like Hemp is a nice plant.

Saturday morning, before taking Christian to the airport, Mommy finished a cake and dropped it off for a birthday party. She continues to enjoy making cakes :)

After Christian went to the airport, and Mommy/Daddy shed a few tears, they all went out to the arboretum. While Jurgen and Daddy enjoyed the sun, they also shared some profile views of their awesome physiques.

Jenny managed a few moments with her feet in the water before they pressed on to have lunch at Agua Verde.

Really, that Saturday at the arboretum was a beautiful. Finley and I were down in Portland with Gramma and Grampa, having our own parties.

And, to round out that Saturday, Jenny and Jurgen made sushi for Mommy and Daddy. It was a really great trip and we miss them all already.