We brought a lunch of croissant sandwiches and sparkling lemonade to enjoy while we cruised.
Lovely face as I enjoy my food.
Fun fact: the average depth in the port of Seattle is 600', but it goes as deep as 1000', naturally. Also, the sound is 47-52 degrees year round. Yep, and I grew up swimming in it in Gig Harbor. Yikes! Sometimes even at night (just kidding, mom).
Lots of fun photo ops and we cruised around the Bay. Do you know the difference between a bay and a sound? A bay has only one entrance while a sound has more than one. In the case of Puget Sound it's the entrance/exit of the Straight of Juan De Fuca and the Straight of Georgia.
The kids had fun going outside on the deck with daddy. The weather was really quite mild for being out on the bow of a big boat--we are used to the extreme wind at the front of a ferry.
Look at these giant cranes in the shipping end of the Port of Seattle. They were purchased (and now I can't remember where from????) and shipped completely assembled.
Today also just happened to be my birthday (thanks mom for all your hard work 28 years ago). So after an afternoon nap to recover from the boating fun, Tadd came home and took us out for Thai food and then the kids and he treated me to a brownie cake. Thank you all friends and family for the texted, emailed, facebooked, mailed and phoned in birthday wishes : )
Here is a picture of some of the darling gifts I received. Look at that cowgirl towel from Jake and Emmy. That and the "farm girl" cook book are supposed to help transition me to country living! The flowers are from our realtor. And photo shop--ahh, I thought about not telling my blog readers I got that from Tadd. I make no promises about magical photos forthcoming! But I am sooooooo excited to play with it and see what happens.