Sunday, September 23, 2007

Snoqualmie Falls

Saturday we took a little family trip up to Snoqualmie falls. Here are the falls from the lookout at the top. They are pretty cool - not nearly as impressive as Niagra Falls but way more accessible and not a tourist trap, which makes them really fun.

We decided to hike down to the river and see the falls from below - it was not a hard hike at all, although I still managed to fall and scrape up my knee. It was kind of embarrassing, not only when I was sprawled across the path but also because of the huge hole in the knee of my pants that people saw for the rest of the day.
Ian was really concerned about my booboo and gave it lots of kisses, which, now that I think about it, is probably part of the reason it is so pink today.
Down below you could get really close to the falls and feel the spray of the water. There were even people kiaking up to the falls and then riding the rapids down the river.

Our family picture
Ian hanging out in the rocks.
After we finished at the falls we went a couple miles down the road to the old train museum. They had tons of old trains out on an unused part of the track.

Some of them you could touch but the coolest ones were all behind this fence, which ian tried to climb several times.

We were just in time to catch a ride on the old train from the museum - Ian was so so excited to ride a real choo choo. I thought an hour and 10 minutes was a little long but totally worth it for Ian, who tried out at least one seat in every car and made us chase him throughout the train several times (thankfully it wasn't very crowded and lots of other kids were doing the same thing).

The mountain and town from twin peaks.

The train actually goes over the falls - which was kind of creepy - heres a look down at the river.

And since I haven't blogged in forever, some highlights from last week with my favorite little boy.

  1. Some of Ian's favorite books are Curious George and in one George eats a piece of a puzzle, at which point Ian puts his hand out in a stop position and screams "STOP" every time we read it.
  2. He is suddenly really aware of what he is wearing and wants to wear jeans like daddy's every day.
  3. On friday we had some workmen here to fix some things in our house and every tool they got out ian got out his toy version and was helping (his favorites are his "ammer" and both of his saws). Although they were impressed with his handy work I finally had to take him to meet curt for lunch so they could finish.
  4. My very favorite word he says is sorry, pronounced "wauwy" and is always accompanied by the sweetest sad face and usually a kiss. He surprises all the time with new words we had no idea that he knew - which makes me think that we need to be a lot more careful about what we say around him.


sarah said...

I've always wanted to go there ever since I saw Twin Peaks!!
Is it far from where you live?

acl said...

45 minutes north of us - and elliot would love it. come visit.

D/B/c/m said...

that looks soooo beautiful! you're lucky to live near such green.

you guys are such a cute family.

carrie said...

Hi Amy. I have to say those pictures make me want to move out there. Gorgeous. And you are one cute pregnant lady. Oh, its Carrie Chilton by the way. Stalking a little.

ALYSHA said...

I am so jealous you guys live so close to such nice nature activities. The falls are beautiful.
ouch, your knee looks awful and painful.

Isaac and Daniel Cook said...

Amy, I haven't been to that waterfall since highschool. It's beautiful.
So how goes the pregnancy? I think you'll probably deliver before I do. I wish this one would come a little early but not during a busness trip like someone I know:)
A side note - Daniel still talks about that toy shark from you parent's house - too funny!