Thursday, December 2, 2010


Tommy had a conference for the fire department in Seattle the first week of November so Abigail and I decided to go meet him after the conference was over and stay for 5 days. We had a great time. I was so nervous because it was her first time flying and I was going to be flying alone with her on the way there. But she did great. The first day we were there, we visited the Pacific Science Center which was amazing. It is definately a must see if you visit Seattle with kids. There is so much to see and do and everything is interactive. There is 3 or 4 different buildings. One with body science and interesting facts about your body senses. There is a butterfly museum which Abigail loved. An IMAX theatre. We actually got to watch a 3-D IMAX movie about Boeing while Abigail took a nap.
The butterfly museum. It was so beautiful. There were 1000s of them flying everywhere.
Abigail, about to touch a butterfly that she wasn't supposed to touch.
We also walked along the piers and visited a shopping center on pier 57 with a carousel. So, of course, Abigail had her first carousel ride.
The next day we visited the firefighter memorial and walked the streets. I thought it was going to be freezing cold the whole time but it was actually quite comfortable. It was in the low 50s during the day and the high 40s at night.

We also visited the Aquarium and she got to touch a star fish.
The next day we went to the Children's Museum and i didn't think she would really enjoy it too much because I figured it was more for older kids but we all had a blast.
Funny mirror.

She LOVED the Clifford the Big Red Dog room. She squealed the minute she saw the dog.
Kissing him.
We know who the Boss is now.

Of course we had to pose in the mock fire truck.

Playing drums
Visiting the dog again.
That thing was HUGE.

We also went on a little harbor tour that day and just relaxed on the boat for a while.

The Seattle sky line

The view from our 40th floor room.

We didn't go in the space needle but Tommy was able to go to a banquet the last night of his conference on the top observation deck. He said it was pretty neat (and COLD).