After the birthday kayaking, we went birthday hiking up at Mt. Si. We reached the top around 9:54pm and hiked back down in the dark. Preston was a sport and slept in the babypack.
Cause for Celebration #2:
Happy Birthday America!
For the last 4 years, with the exception of 2008 because Preston was 3 wks old then, we've been going down to our "special dock" on Lake Union to watch the Seattle GasWorks Park Fireworks.
It is pretty cool - because pretty much anyone who owns a boat is parked out on the lake with an upfront view of the fireworks, while the rest of us boatless folk crowd the shore, docks, and marinas for a spot to watch them.
Aside from the two hippy people who sat down next to us and were clearly againt using deoderant, it was a fantastic show!
If you want to see the most well behaved baby at the fireworks captured on video, scroll down for the fun.