We stopped by the Alderwood Mall this morning to pick up my Mom's sister Marsha - she was nice to spend the day with us.
We first went to the Pike's Place Market - and enjoyed all the activity, color, and items for sale there. I'm sure the women could have spent many more hours of shopping there, but with a double-wide stroller and two small children... well...
Then off to lunch at The Crab Pot - for a very nice seafood lunch right on the pier.
Finally... in McKinley's eyes... we arrived at the Seattle Aquarium to see all the FISHES! OK, compared to the Monterrey Bay Aquarium we went to a couple of years ago... but it was still a a lot of fun for McKinley. She liked all the fish, but especially liked going back again and again to touch the starfish. She even liked having Aunt Marsha hold her and talk with the docent about a starfish he had in a bowl.
Then off to Seattle Center - Karrissa wanted to return to the Pacific Science Center from her youth. McKinley was still sleeping so Marsha and I waited in the car while the others went into the center and space needle.
Finally dinner at Olive Garden in Lynnwood where Jill's brother Ken joined us for another good meal.
Karrissa returning to Pacific Science Center
Winwards at the Seattle Center
Marsha helping McKinley with the Starfish
McKinley and a Seal
Family at the Seattle Aquarium
McKinley and Kylie playing with an 'Orca' fin
Karrissa and Kylie happy at the aquarium
Kylie not happy at the aquarium
Karrissa, Joe and McKinley at Aquarium
Marsha waiting and watching sleeping Kylie
Touching a starfish
Washington State Ferry coming in to dock
The Crab Pot for Lunch
Kylie just loved having someone walk her around - thanks Jill
Karrissa striking an 'Alysha' vacation pose
McKinley didn't want to 'kiss the pig'
But she was fine riding the pig.
Grandma Jill bought her this 'Princess Stuff'
Pike Place had loads of flowers for sale pretty cheap
This reminded me of markets all over the world
Winwards at Pike Place Market
Marsha and tasting Pepper Jelly
A view down Pike Place Market