Today my sisters and I took the boys to Bell Square Mall in Bellevue. Excellent children's play area - it's on the third floor and completely isolated from the rest of the shopping. Three more cheers for the monkey leash.
Then we went to the Bellevue Botanical Gardens for their Holiday D'lights show. We were all bundled up and drinking apple cider - it was wonderfully traditional.
Holiday D'lights is this amazing display of holidays lights that have been formed into different plants, animals, etc. It beautiful, amazing, and mesmerized my two year old. Ikaika's favorite was the crocodile, mine was this farm scene.