Friday, March 21, 2008

thursday - date day

almost every thursday emma and i have a date day while torrey is at school. this week we went to the daffodil field. holy amazing blocks of color. these are always the kick off to spring. they come just before all of the tulip fields come into bloom, and are such a ray of sunshine on a gloomy day.
then went to the very cool la conner, wa . i love that cool bridge! we walked bunches of cool shops and did a little photo document of our day...

i thought these buttons were so cute & clever... i picked up a bunch for giggles and scrapbook embellishments at the museum of northwest art.

then we stopped by one of my favorite shops/galleries called two moons. the lady working was so cool. she let emma play with these beautiful umbrellas. she opened every single one in the store... that is a LOT of years of bad luck! lol! she also opened several cases of jewelry so emma could try stuff on... to which emma replied, "this is the best day of my whole life ever!"

and then off to lunch at the la conner brewery... where we colored, had brewery root beer & ate artichoke and smoked cheddar dip.
next it was off to the world famous nasty jacks antique store. where we browsed through some of the cool schtuff.

our last stop was by childhood bliss to pick up a couple of goodies for some friends... and to do a little playing. she has the coolest kid stuff ever. if they had diaper bags like these when my girls were little... and the little gift notes were just too darn cute!

so that was our day... i hope yours was as fabulous!

27 comments:

joscelyne cutchens said...

How super fabulous you both look and what a great day with such interesting things! :) I love all of it, thanks for sharing! :) :)

Rachel said...

Looks like such a fun day! You and your daughter are too adorable! Love all the fun pics :)

Kay said...

What a fun day! I love that shot of Emma coloring. The look on her face is priceless. Also lov ethat bookworm button! That use to be my CB handle when DH and I drove truck over the road. Seeing that made me think of good times. Just me and the hubs 24/7 for 3 years and I only left him at a truck stop once! I think that's pretty good!?!

Have a wonderful Easter!

Becky said...

Hey Noel, Thought I'd say "hi" and "delurk". I've been checking out your blog since I found a link on CK but more recently have "met" your mom over at jessicasprague.com. I'm a neighbor of yours to the north (near Bellingham) and that first photo of your daughter is AMAZINGLY AWESOME! Been there many times and after seeing that know I've got to head there again soon!

Tezra Williams said...

WOW!!! That is all I can say about that first pictures. Absolutely stunning, the overcast sky mnakes it all the more striking.

It looks like you had a great day together, and good for you documenting it!

Corina said...

what a fun day! I'd love soooo much to see a huge daffodil feild! How beautiful!

Cindy said...

Looks like you two had a wonderful day!
Cindy

Nicole said...

Fun photos, you made me smile!

Lapa said...

Muito bonito!

Marfa said...

Those daffodils are amazing...we're in OH and I thought it would be chillier up there, so why are they blooming already? No bulbs have blossomed around here (outside at least).

Wish I could come with you...those letters and you holding your name is a FAB photo. All those cute lil buttons are so colorful and fun! Oh, and that umbrella is shaped so elegantly. THIS was the BEST blog post!!!

Sarah E. said...

Looks like a wonderful date day! I love doing days like that with my kids. Thanks for sharing! :)

ARob said...

I LOVE the pic of your daughter in front of the tulip field! It seems like you guys have tonnnnsss of fun stuff to do right near home!!

Happy Easter!

Elizabeth said...

aww..looks like you both had a great time on your date. I love the flower field. I'm so jealous because flowers haven't even thought about popping up here.

Stan said...

Now that looks like a good time. If you keep this up she'll become a mommas' girl for sure!!!

Anonymous said...

noel, you are a great mom to your girls..i think the date day is sweet, enjoy it while you can!!!...now, that daffodil field puts the one i visit to shame!!!...thanks for sharing your awesome day with us!!!
;) angie (craftyscrapr)

PattiM said...

Emma looks like she had fun Noel but I'm thinking you had the most fun......Thats great that you two have a date set up....I'll bet she loves that time alone with you.....What a great Mommy....

I love the pic with Emma walking towards the flowers... Talk about a perfect opportunity....

BTW... My DD wanted to know if your DH speaks Japanese.......She stayed a year in Fukuoka. (spelling).. She taught english at a day care center...They hired her here. She had a apt., pay check and partied with her boss and co-workers....That was like 5 yrs. ago.....

ANyway, hope you and the girls have a great Easter...

Patti

Samantha said...

Wow - you two had a seriously fun day out!! Those daffodil fields are just gorgeous. We have a few daffodils around the house, but obviously nothing compared to that field!

Emma looks like she had a really great time. That's so cool that you get to spend one-on-one time with the girls.

I hope you're having a fabulous weekend!!

inara said...

holy hannah those pics are stunners!

Anonymous said...

Daffodils are my favorite flowers. What a beautiful picture. I wish we had those fields here in Missouri. Your daughter looks so adorable.

Debbie L.

forestsister said...

lovelovelove that daffodil field photo. nice work.

elizabeth said...

I wanna play!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wish we lived closer!!

And I'm happy that I inherited the clothes horse pin! :)

Thanks again for the cute outfit!!

Queen of Paper said...

this post is so fun... it makes me want to hang out with you all. ps love the bug eyes LOL

Paula Barber said...

Um, so where do I sign up for
Date Day with Noel?!?!

Seriously, you guys had WAY too
much fun. Love all the pics. Makes me want to make a trip to the Northwest in a BAD way.
:oD

Amy said...

Loving the pic of your daughter in front of the daffodil field - so striking with the dark sky. Then I went to look at the rest of this entry - all beautiful pics! I love your new avatar on the CKMB :)
Amy (aka Silly Goose Monkey)

Kari said...

You caught my diaper bag in that picture!!! The pink and brown chenille one ;) Who cares that I have a boy, huh?! Love every single one of your pics!

Tracey Locher said...

What a beautiful day!! This makes me smile!!! :-)

Julie said...

thank you for visiting our boutique AND for sharing your photos. You two were lots of fun to visit with :-) ~Julie

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