So Baby Boy and I had gone for a run much later in the morning than we usually do due to someone in our building accidentally hitting the fire alarm. We had to evacuate and wait for the firemen to give us the all clear. Baby Boy enjoyed seeing the truck and the firemen, so it wasn’t a huge inconvenience. We were about an hour behind schedule because of it which put us home just in time for Baby Boy’s lunch time. Usually I have time to shower after my run, and then we play a bit before lunch, but not today. John came home for lunch, so we decided to have a “picnic” on the floor. After lunch, John left to work at the coffee shop by our building, and I put Baby Boy in his bed for his nap. Right about then, John texted that Nathan Fillion was sitting 2 tables over from him, and to bring the little guy for a picture. That was the fastest shower/hair/make-up I think I have ever done in my life! Nathan Fillion was walking out the door as we arrived, but he kindly agreed to a photo-op.
Me: Oh my gosh! We made it! So out of breath!
Baby Boy: I’m skipping my nap for this guy?
Baby Boy: Oh okay… you’re pretty funny. I like you.
Such a cool picture!
On Sunday we visited the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture which is a part of the University of Washington. We left a little disappointed. It is described as the premier museum of natural history for the Pacific Northwest, but we didn’t think it was anything special. John and I kept comparing it to Baylor’s Mayborn Museum Complex. The Burke Museum was a lot smaller, boring, and hot.
Dinosaurs! Here we are still hopeful about our visit.
Touching dinosaur eggs
“What do you mean all the label says is, “we don’t know what this bone is from”?”
We found tables with Legos
He switched from the baby Legos to the big boy Legos.
Showing off his independence.
Not sure who is having more fun here.
- It was so warm in the museum that Baby Boy wanted his shoes off. We found a fan to cool down a bit. When we left, it was actually cooler outside (78 or so). Also, while we were waiting for the elevator, we were able to see into their collection storage area, and students were back there eating which is a no no.
After we left the museum, we walked to Chipotle.
We took our time on the walk back to the car.
We ran in the grass.
Climbed the light poles.
And chased some ducks. He was squealing, “DUCKS! DUCKS!” while trying to capture them.
Baby Boy tried to open the doors to the law library, but they were too heavy for him. I told him they were locked, but the clever boy pressed the wheelchair access button to let himself in. He made it pretty far into the library before John caught him.
Being forcibly removed from the law library.
Taking a minute to regroup before heading back to the car.
Even though we were a bit disappointed by the musem, the afternoon ended up being a lot of fun.
Sitting on the balcony eating popsicles before bath time/bedtime.
Simply because he can
Baby Boy is not allowed to touch the lamp thus the obstacle course he had to go thru to get to where he is. Here he is looking, and not touching.
Very pleased with himself. “See, Mama? I didn’t touch it.”
Looking for “airpanes” with Dada. Every day starting around 4pm, we have planes going over every 5 minutes or so. They fly over during the day, but for some reason the frequency increases around 4pm. Baby Boy loves it!
Easter basket or helmet?
“Mama Mamaaaaa MAMAAAAA hep”
I find it easier to put him in the swing with both of us facing the same direction. Then I walk around to the front of the swing. This time, as I walked to the front, he tells me, “Mama, I stuck!” Sure enough, one of his shoes was hung up on the swing. When I fixed it for him, he said, “There!” and was ready to swing.
So I ordered a few things, but when they were delivered, Baby Boy thought the box was for him. It’s been over 2 weeks, and I haven’t opened the box because he enjoys sitting on it so very much. Here he’s having a snack and watching for airplanes.
The label says the box is 22 lbs. I think I need to go ahead and open it because he has discovered he can push it where he wants it. On the positive side, surely pushing a 22 lb box around will tire him out right?
Our allergies have been making us feel crummy lately, so we’ve been relaxing on the couch a little more.
Watching the people, cars, and buses go by.
He turned 20 months on May 1st. Where did the time go? We’ll blink, and he’ll be 2 years old!
Breakfast with Nana
A few weeks ago my parents came up for a visit. We did a lot of fun things, and ate a lot of good food. I thought I had taken more pictures than I had, but now I can’t seem to find them. When my mom comes back out again in a few weeks, I’ll try to get a few more pictures from her phone.
Riding in the elevator with Granddad
Playing with Granddad’s hat
Looking at fish at the aquarium. He enjoyed all the fish, but his absolute favorite were the otters and seals.
Dinner at The Crab Pot. He wasn’t too sure about that lobster tank.
Eating at a restaurant with a toddler is a lot of work.
Goldfish? But they have REAL fish here.
Lunch at the Space Needle
Nana and Granddad at the Space Needle
Right now Baby Boy is obsessed with “airpanes.” We spotted a lot of them from the Space Needle.
After lunch we walked over to the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition.
Baby Boy was a fan!
One day we drove about an hour and a half north of Seattle to see the Skagit Valley tulips.
Fields of tulips
Baby Boy wasn’t impressed by the fields of tulips.
These are a few pictures I snapped on our run this week. John and I have a few places we like to run, but I think this is my favorite.
The view as we approach the lake and running path.
Zoomed in more so you can see the Olympic Mountains in the background.
About a mile around the lake Mt. Rainier becomes visible.
Zoomed in on Mt. Rainier.
Pretty trees along the way.
Part of the downtown skyline in the distance.
Zoomed in on the skyline.
Neighborhood with an amazing view.
Springtime in Seattle isn’t half bad. :-)
This past Saturday we took Baby Boy to the Seattle Art Museum. It was his very first trip to a museum, and he did great. Taking a toddler to an art museum was certainly a new way to experience a museum for John and me, but it was fun. They had a traveling exhibit, “Rembrandt, Van Dyck, and Gainsborough: Treasures of Kenwood House, London” that we started out with. Many of the paintings included Baby Boy’s interests: pup-pups (dogs), birds, and apples (all fruit). I doubt many of their visitors get as excited as he did. He did a little bit of pointing and squealing, and we talked with him about what he was seeing. It would have been nice to have spent a few hours there, but 1 hour with a 19 month old was pretty good. We then spent another hour looking at the rest of the museum.
Baby Boy loved the cars! We had to take several trips back to the entrance to look at them.
No outing is complete without a trip to Chipotle!
What’s in the Easter Basket: Elmo doll, 3 yogurt “smoothies” with Sesame Street characters on them, multi-colored Goldfish, a bag of M&Ms, 4 bathtub Sesame Street books with sport themes, and behind the basket are 4 new board books. Easter Basket from Grandma: Marshmallow bunny, chocolate bunny, Elmo Easter book, Elmo eggs with money.
Enjoying a yogurt while putting money in his bank.
Inspecting it all
Reading his Elmo book
He loves Elmo
Taking everything “Elmo” to his room
Making sure it’s all still there.