Monday we met Pam, our sister-in-law, and her kids, Andrew and Emily, in Seattle. We took the kids to the Seattle Aquarium and then wandered around Pike Place Market for a little while. It was a pretty hot day made even hotter by being surrounded by people in the market but, after hitting a couple coffee shops along the way, we had a great time!!
On Wednesday we met Pam and the kids at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. Another hot day but it was made bearable by shady spots and indoor exhibits. :-) The best part was our front row view of the Walrus talk. Those are some darn smart animals!!
After the zoo we drove to Gig Harbor for some ice cream cones and a very short walk by the harbor. Then we all hit the road and headed to the Canal. The minute we got there we all got in our swimsuits, applied more sunscreen and jumped into the water--ahh!!
Thursday and Friday were spent mostly in the water. All the kids are like little fish out there floating around in the water and there was much more grown up water time than usual due to the really hot weather and nice temperature of the canal water. We had a great time!!
Saturday was Troy's family's 37th anual Family Party. There were about 60 people there from the age of 10 months to 89 years old! It was a great day full of family, food and fun!