Thursday afternoon we drove into downtown Seattle with plans of a waterfront supper. As I drove past Pike Street I realized what a dork I was for not planning to take them to the Market. Sometimes Locals can't see past the end of our nose. So, we parked as quickly as we could and headed down to look around at Pike Place.
All of our kids sitting on the famous Pike's Pig.
This fish was "not all the way dead" as Ezra described him. Of course, he really was dead...just attached to a string that various workers would pull whenever a child got close to him. It is kind of scary, even when you know what is happening.
Nora watched from a safe distance.
After the market we hiked down the stairs and off to the waterfront.
Standing in age order...if not orderly.
I wanted to keep Mia at my house for always. She is just too cute for her own good--and she does a great job of trying to keep Nora in order. I was impressed that she could pick her up all the way!
Yum! Fish and chips at Steamers. At this point in the evening Tadd got off work and walked down the hill to join us.
After we finished up with supper we drove south to the Boeing Museum of Flight. The first Thursday of the month in Seattle is "Museum Walk" with different museums participating in different ways. The Museum of Flight stays open an extra hour and is free from 5-9 PM. It was jam packed, of course, and I was worried of a repeat of the Science Center. But it was not to be. For one thing, we had the Dads with us this time, making the adult to child ratio much more manageable. And since entrance was free there was no standing in line to get into the museum. The rooms are so huge that it's not nearly as noisy or crowded feeling as it could have been. We looked at what we could fit into a couple of hours and then went home. It's so nice when you don't pay to go somewhere--then you can walk away from all the unseen exhibits without that sense of panic over not getting your money's worth : )
Our little astronauts.
Friday morning dawned sunny and beautiful. There is no where prettier that out on the water on a sunny day in Seattle. We drove down the the ferry docks and hopped on boat to Bremerton.
Mr. Landon brought his Mommy and Daddy along with us for the day's adventure.
Thankfully ferries have huge decks for energetic boys to run around on.
Aren't they just the picture of a loving sweet couple? Can you believe that this coming summer will mark 15 years of marriage for them???
They look sweet and innocent. But shortly after I snapped this shot, they ran away from me and I circled the boat a couple of times before managing to catch up with them.
Once in Bremerton Uncle Nathan treated us to a yummy lunch at a BBQ stand. And the weather was nice enough to take off our coats and eat out in the sunshine while watching the boats on the water. Can't think of a nicer way to spend the afternoon, quite frankly. There were lots of stairs and fountains to keep the kids busy too.
And with the day over our time was coming to an end. Half a day left and then the Miller5 had to fly back to their natural habitat. Hopefully by now the California sunshine has dried them out!