When Laura, Kaden, and Leighton came to visit in March, we tried to hit the uniquely "Seattle" things Alex and I have found living in here. And things that were still fun while it was rainy. And since it was March, it as rainy. Rainy the entire time! My sweet teeth led me to booking us a tour of the Theo Chocolate Factory. Theo is an incredible fair trade chocolate company located here in Seattle, with their factory only a few miles away in the Fremont neighborhood. Next time you see one of their bars at Whole Foods you've got to pick one up! My current favorite is salted almond dark chocolate. Yum!
Arriving in the right on time, which is actually pretty impressive for Laura and me being together, the Theo workers gave us hair nets and flashbacks of I Love Lucy came to mind. And in true Seattle fashion, some of the men (Kaden included) were given beard nets! The beard nets also doubled as the perfect hair net for little ones like Leighton.
Check out our cute hair net reflections in the window in this photo ^^^
The tour was just had just the right combination of information + free samples to keep everyone's attention, and the best part... The amazing retail store at the end! Every Theo chocolately goodness I could imagine, including plenty I could not imagine. Coconut curry chocolate, for example (which by the way was weirdly delicious)!
After our chocolate tour, we headed to Ballard. Alex and I have not really explored too much of the true fishermen side of Seattle (although we are learning to LOVE seafood), so it was fun to do something totally different and see a completely different side of Seattle.
I'm a really big fan of this guy :) And I'm a big fan of these photos, I feel like they are the perfect "Life in Seattle" photos.
And I just had to share these silly photos of Leighton. She is the sweetest little lady. We had so much fun together sitting in the back seat on most of the drives, I would make silly scunched-up faces and exaggerated breathing noises at her and she would do them right back to me. And this became our little game every time we rode together in the back seat.
Not only am I grateful for her momma and the time we've been able to spend together lately... But I'm really grateful I've been able to see Leighton as much as I have this year. One super cool thing about growing up, is watching your best friend have beautiful, sweet babies and being around that baby seeing bits and pieces of her "growing up"! And another super awesome thing about growing up is seeing your wonderful husband work his baby-whisperer magic and become your best friend's baby's favorite! Pretty special stuff. I really love these kind of things and being twenty-three.