As I mentioned in an earlier post, we have a friend living with us for the summer, and she has quickly stolen the hearts of my two little girls! Alanna is her name. Kaitlyn pronunciation: "Aweena" :) She is from Nashville, TN, and has never been to Seattle before moving here a few weeks ago. We have had a lot of fun showing her some of the sights of Seattle and just hanging out at home.
A couple of weeks ago we gave her the Downtown-in-a-Day tour. We began at Pike's Place and listened to the live entertainment outside of the first Starbucks. Check out that steel bass! They sounded really good.
For lunch we had to introduce her to Ivar's. Ivar's fish & chips is one of our favorites, and feeding the seagulls a few leftovers is a tradition that must be upheld.
We took the Bainbridge Island ferry.
The one picture I talked Alanna into posing for. :)
The skyline & cruise ship
On Bainbridge Island we headed to a bakery some friends had told us about. The girls were very pleased with their cookies. And I tried a first - a lavender sugar cookie that was surprisingly yummy.
Couldn't resist this one! Kaitlyn discovered the rings at a playground we found.
Alanna's main job this summer is intern for Connect Church. But in her free time, she loves to bake. It works out nicely, because I love to eat! :) Kaitlyn was super excited and felt like such a big girl to get to help Miss Aweena bake her famous brookies. Translation: chocolate chip cookie & brownie goodness