Thursday, January 3, 2008

Singing "Auld Lang Syne" Seattle Style

On New Year's Eve, we spent the evening playing games with some Auld Acquaintances we didn't forget (friends from St. Louis). At 11:50 pm we bundled up the kids and ran four blocks to view of the Fireworks cascading down the Space Needle. It was well worth the run.
Ansel had his first private skiing lesson at Snoqualmie Pass. Unfortunately the amicable ski instructor named KUP couldn't get Ansel to stop eating the snow. I think Ansel just couldn't take a guy named KUP with a pierced tongue seriously. The best news is that Savanna took a lesson as well and actually liked it. There is still hope for our family to ski together.
The pass recieved over 15 feet of snow in the month of December. Fun to play in. Not fun to drive in. I am still experiencing some Post Traumatic Driving symptoms.
After our day of non-stop snow falling skiing, we couldn't get out of the parking lot. Corey whipped out the chains....again.
To have the most informative restroom experience of your life, you must visit the Restrooms in Building 4 of the Pacific Science Museum. For those of you who would like the more explicit bodily function photographs, I will be happy to email them separately. We had an enjoyable time in the bathroom and in the rest of the museum as well.
The Seattle R.E.I is a Recreational Experience for those shopping for recreational equipment. Ansel has somehow mastered the hubris needed for his future kayaking adventures. (did you have anything to do with this, Uncle Carson?) The monolithic climbing pinnacle, waterfall and giant tree house are also among the in-store landmarks. Savanna could have spent the entire week in the hotel swimming pool. She was the first one in and the last one out every day. She even asked me if I could wake her up at 6:30 am on New Years Day so that she could swim one final time before checking out. I told her that I would be happy to wake her....if I happened to be awake at that hour. Sorry Savanna.
A visit to Pike's Market makes our trip complete. Some people go there to buy fish, fruits and vegetables. We go there to look at the people wearing dead animals on their head and live animals around their neck.

Emmy once told me that her greatest wish is to live in a world where everything is soft and squishy. The Seattle Aquarium gave her a taste of this wish come true.



Carrith said...

I LOVE that picture of Ansel with the goggles. HA HA! And the public market picture is really nice...New lens?? I have been missing that lens as my money has all disappeared and I haven't been able to replace it.

Lucy said...

Oh, I miss the northwest! It really is fun seeing pictures of your kids, even though they are so much more grown up from when I saw them last.

I hope you don't mind if I frequent your blog. I've always appreciated your point of view.