On Tuesday we headed downtown, to the waterfront, and the Seattle Aquarium. It has been much improved since I was there last and we all enjoyed it, with it's emphasis on Puget Sound and Pacific marine life.
Irene especially likes watching the young woman biologist who was working with the fur seals. She thought that would be a good job.
Of course we had lunch on the pier at Ivar's Fish Bar, and fed french fries to the sea gulls. Jill had a line of wide receivers catching her tosses ten for ten, her all star Seattle Seagulls.
Since we were parked near it, and had to climb back up the stairs anyway, we walked through the Public Market. There was some fish throwing, lots of vegies and fruit, and gorgeous flowers. Jill bought me a bunch of sweet peas, which Irene loved carrying and smelling.
We took the annual photo with the market pig.
Today we are having an indoor play day. The rule is to play with any toys you want and you can have them all out at once. The kitchen floor has become Seattle, with Totem Pole Park, the ferry docks, and, of course, the aquarium. Little sea creatures we picked up at the gift shop have been carefully attended by Irene, who studied the techniques carefully yesterday.
The gloves are necessary when handling fishy parts and squid tentacles.
Jill has now gone off to the Sounders match with her brother, Jake. We'll watch on TV and eat popcorn.