Saturday, April 4, 2009

Our weekend to see the Rocket - Part 1

For General Conference weekend, we decided to get out of town...sort of. We set the TV to DVR conference so we could watch it when we got home and we headed out, to the far off land of Seattle. We thought it would be fun to get away from home for a couple of days, and spend time playing as a family. Saturday, we headed to the Seattle Center - hoping to go to the top of the "rocket" (I guess I should fill you in on the rocket - one day, Adam and I were driving down I-5 through Seattle, and suddenly I hear him gasp! I asked him what was wrong, and he said "Look mom - A Rocket!!" His voice was so filled with awe! I later figured out that he was talking about the space needle.)
Once we got there and Adam saw how really big the rocket is, he decided it was too big to go to the top. We tried to persuad him many times, but he always said no - so instead, we hung out at Fun Forest and Adam rode several rides. I think this one was his favorite - it was the only one he wanted to ride twice.
After Scott and I had our fill of watching Adam ride the rides, we decided to go into the Seattle Children's Museum. I've only been there once with a good friend and her boys, but it had been quite awhile. Scott had never been. This is my favorite picture from the Museum. Adam thought this contraption was so cool, he spent a lot of time putting the ping ping balls thru it. We had to really coax Adam to leave this area!!

We also had a lot of fun at the building area. Adam designed this lovely house and Scott went around behind him stabilizing the structure so it wouldn't fall over. It was quite the building when it was all done!
After the Children's Museum, we headed to our hotel. We actually stayed downtown for the night - which was really fun. We had taken Adam to the Ocean for his last birthday, and ever since then, he's been asking when he can go stay at a hotel again. We thought this would be a fun opportunity. We spent a little bit of time in the pool (well, Scott and Adam did - I'm not sure if the pool was heated - but it wasn't heated enough for my taste - so I just watched and cheered when Adam jumped and swam). After swimming, we ordered room service and celebrated my birthday with yummy cake (Adam had been waiting all day to sing "Happy Birthday to mommy" and then we went to bed - it was a busy day!!

1 comment:

Kristin said...

What a great idea to play tourist and no long drives with "are we there yet?" Looks like so much fun!