I took my third (and final free) plane trip last month to Seattle and nearby national parks.

We hiked.

Opting against the 7-8 mile trails

And hiked.

More hiking

And hiked.

Having a good time

We saw snow.

Snow at 6000'

We saw mountains.

Will is excited for some more hiking

We saw the ocean.

Will at the Pacific Ocean

We saw lakes.

Lake Crescent

We saw waterfalls.

Marymere Falls

And we saw more waterfalls.

You guys are totally looking the wrong way

We saw trees.

Does anyone else see this?

And we saw bigger trees.

Tree huggers 2011

We saw tall buildings.

Will at the Space Needle

We saw fish.

Grandma shows Will the fish

It was the bestest vacation ever, or at least the best vacation since the last one.

with old friends… and my blog.

Swimming is fun.

Dripping

Wading

What’s so funny?

Giggling

My friend E. was nice enough to give me his old Maillot Jaune, which I have since proudly worn on many bike rides.

Kitty

I’ve been turning lights off like crazy at home, but it wasn’t until I found some switches at my own height that I could figure out how to turn them back on as well.

Christmas with Mommy’s family was a great time. I walked around Grandma & Grandpa’s great big house for hours. All the playing wore me out a little bit.

Monkey pillow

I had great fun opening all the wonderful gifts.

Presents

William

Nan & Paw Paw

Adorable hat

Scooting around

I already can’t wait until Christmas next year!

Everyone in Daddy’s family loved my antics, particularly me walking all over the place.

Walk this way

Of course, I tore into some presents.

Tearing open

Oh boy!

Climbing

I really enjoyed seeing Nana, Grampy, Great aunt Marcia, and of course Grandma and Grandpa.

Nana & Grampy

Great aunt Marcia

Looking at photos with Grandma & Grandpa

Holidays are just so much fun!

We traveled all around and I got to visit all my grandparents and great grandparents for Thanksgiving.

At Grandma Barb & Grandpa Bruce’s house I showed everyone how fast I could crawl, and I even took a few steps.

On the prowl

Peek

I also got to play with my cousins Caleb & Vivian, and see my great grandparents.

Great grandparents

Great grandparents

Later, at Grandma Nancy & Grandpa Dick’s house I showed Grandma & Great Aunty how to play the piano on my iPad.

Will composes with Smule

And I got into some mischief there as well.

Climbing in

I can’t wait to visit all my relatives again. We just always have the bestest time together.

Week two in St. Louis was even busier than week one. I tried to be on my bestest behavior because I could tell Mom & Dad were both way stressed. I entertained myself for hours in our hotel room, racing back and forth along the floor.

Hand

I was all over the place

I usually slept pretty well (okay, except for a couple times). Since we were all the same room, Mom & Dad kept extra quiet and turned all the lights off so I could sleep better.

Warm glowing warming glow

Mom works in the dark

Dad & I did lots of walking (and a little bit of cycling) out in the hot sun. Dad got new sunburns everyday, while I worked on my sweet leg tan. We hit the zoo a few more times, as I enjoy spending time with other apes.

Ape feet

Whose feet are bigger?

Chow time

Chow time!

Finally, last but not least, we moved into our new house!!! Sort of. Well, we’re here, except all we have is what fit in our car. The place is pretty bare at the moment, but that’s kind of good as I have more room to crawl.

Lucky red hat

My new home

I love this place!

It’s been one heck of a week. We moved (temporarily) into a hotel room in St. Louis and Mom has been working every day at her new job. During the days Dad tries to keep me entertained with various activities, sometimes even pushing me in the stroller while talking on the phone or answering emails from people at work.

Guys hiking

Walking in Forest Park with Daddy

So far we’ve made too many loops to count around Forest Park in the bike trailer. We’ve walked and biked all over the Washington University campus, our future neighborhood, my future daycare, the loop, and so on.

Little man on campus

Me in front of Mommy’s office at WashU

Daddy & I have been to the zoo twice and we still haven’t even seen half of it.

Penguins

Penguins at the zoo

We also went to the Magic House children’s museum. It was super-cool, though most of it was a bit too advanced for me right now. I’ll probably get more out of it in the coming months.

Will likes the mirrors

Crazy mirrors at the Magic House

On top of everything else, I’ve been trying exciting new foods, like Clif Bars and Veggie Sticks.

Clif Bar

Eating a chocolate brownie Clif Bar

Eating veggie sticks

My new favorite activity is crawling back and forth on the floor of the hotel room.

Floor time

Playing on the hotel room floor

I can’t wait for more of the same in the coming week. I’m having such a blast!