Sunday, August 17, 2008

So, the thought of having to restart WoW got me so depressed I decided to stop blogging. It got me looking a little something like this... Not really (sort of, I am a little mad about having to lose weight). In reality I have been enjoying the visit of my honest to goodness, biggest in life, for the reals bff Jaime. We have been friends since the very first day of 7th grade (we figure about 18 yrs now) but haven't seen each other for (much too long) 8 years. That sweetie up there is her little boy who is 15 months. I think we ran out of pretzels in that picture. 

Friday we went to a local zoo/aquarium (not the big one in Seattle). That is cutie pie Jaime there on the left. {j} is the turdbucket hiding between his sisters. {s} went along too but she was in her usual place, the stroller. 


Here are the kids admiring a beluga whale. {j} was right up against the glass until the whale swam past. He jumped about 3 feet back at the sight of it. 


Today we decided to take a ferry to Seattle (you don't have to take a ferry to get to Seattle from where we are, we took the long route in order to take the ferry).  None of us had ever been on a ferry before and our first experience allowed us to see some of the finer people of Seattle. We were a bit shocked and thought we should just wait it out in the car but a nice couple let us sit next to them so we decided to stay up above. About halfway through the ride that nice couple (who was also impressed with Seattle's finest) informed us of the hemp festival going on in the city. Back in the day I would not have been fazed, but those days are long gone and we all just tried to avoid eye contact. We did, however, see a seal playing in the water and a few of them sunbathing on a dock and {l} says she saw 2 jelly fish. The upper deck has windows but the lower deck, where the cars are, doesn't and we got a few good pictures there...
Skyline
{j} enjoying the view of the water down below
The family

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The Wades said...

you went to the zoo????????? seriously????

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

What a beautiful, fun time (minus the foray into dirtyhippieville). I've never seen a beluga whale.

~Marci~ said...

Hope you had a great time. Everytime we go to Seattle to visit my aunt, we HAVE to ride the ferry. The kids love it!!!!
Sounds like you are feeling right at home up there....
Blessings -n- Prayers
J+M+J

Jessica said...

Super CUTE pictures!

It looks like you all are having so much fun up there!!! Visit from Bff. The zoo. The ferry. Park days. Juggler acts. The ocean. Triple A Ball. All KINDS of stuff!!! I am SO jealous! :o)

Auntie Nee said...

WOW, I want to come and visit. Well the if nothing else I can go to a hemp party (just kidding). Glad you all had fun.

Love

Aubrey said...

What a blessing to have all of those things close by! Looks like you had fun! Great pictures!