Last Thursday she chose "beauty." It ended up setting the tone for a magical and beautiful day - one that memories are made of, one we didn't want to end.
We set out on a walk from our house to our favorite neighborhood restaurant, Volunteer Park Café, on Capitol Hill. Sofia loves their chicken noodle matzo ball soup and I had a delicious - and beautiful - quinoa tabouleh salad.
Then we headed further up the hill to Volunteer Park - Sofia played a bit and then we cooled off in the wading pool before hitting the Conservatory where we oohed and aahed at the beautiful flowers - Sofia exclaiming excitedly "Take a picture of that!"
Then we walked over to the Seattle Asian Art Museum at Volunteer Park where we enjoyed fabulous, inspiring and beautiful art. Chiho Aoshima: Rebirth of the World exhibit was especially interesting and very colorful.
Then up to the top of the water tower we walked - where we enjoyed views of our beautiful Emerald City.
We are so lucky to live in the city surrounded by beautiful parks. Can you believe this picture was taken about a half-mile from our house in Interlaken Park, yet you feel like you're a world away!
Our beautiful day ended with a visit to the Paint Lab, a fabulous boutique paint shop, where we went in search of inspiration for a color project Sofia's been asked to do for my color guru, Leatrice Eiseman's, blog. More on that later!