Friday, September 25, 2009

Olympic Peninsula

We took a trip with Sterling’s family to the Olympic Peninsula last week, and we had so much fun. Lucy was thrilled to be on another “a benture” (adventure), and she had a thoroughly fabulous time. I have literally 700 pictures from the trip, but here are some of Lucy’s (and my) favorite moments.

Our first stop was to the Olympic Game Farm, a must see for anyone in the Pacific Northwest (and, frankly, a must see for pretty much anyone, period). I thought Lucy’s head would explode from excitement every time she saw/fed a new animal.

The joy in this picture was inspired by these guys:

And this guy:

And him:

Lucy and Aunt Robin with a friendly sheep:

Lucy had a great time exploring the big trees that seem to be everywhere in the area, and it was even better that her cousins were all there too:

We also spend some time at the beach exploring tide pools, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen Lucy quite so engrossed and happy and just blissed out in general. She was wet from head to toe within minutes, and at one point I looked up and she was on all fours, sticking her head in one of the tide pools. Too bad I was too busy grabbing her to get a picture.

Happy, happy, happy.


Marianne & Clayton said...

I love all of these pictures, but especially that last sun-drenched one of her in the hoodie. You are amazing at capturing her childhood.

Oh, and as neat as that game preserve thing looks, I don't think they even make enough Handi-Wipes for me to attempt a drive through.

His head was in your car!!!

Heather said...

The Olympic Peninsula is one of my favorite places I've ever been to. And can't wait to take Max to that animal park! We had so much fun just going as adults a few years ago- I can't imagine how awesome it must be for a kid!

Gorgeous pictures (as usual), too!