Well it took almost 11 months, but we did it! We spent two nights in Kirkland (eastside of Seattle) by ourselves, while the girls spent the weekend with their grandparents in Yakima. We had a fabulous time exploring Kirkland, eating at "adult" restaurants, going to the movies, hiking, shopping and relaxing. Our hotel (The Heathman) gave us free tickets for a boat cruise of Lake Washington. It ended up being a lifestyles of the rich and famous tour because apparently all the billionaires (Bill Gates, Howard Schultz, etc) live on the lake. Lexi and Zara also seemed to have a great time in Yakima so we are looking forward to doing it again soon!