Sunday, July 1, 2012

Summertime fun

I have taken a small break this summer to spend some much needed mommy Ily time. We've been going to the science center, taking the bus to meet daddy for lunch, and playing outside with friends. Some of the best friends that we have happen to live practically next door. Ethan and Ilya are BEST friends (I'm making to sure to capitalize the BEST as they declare their love for each other and best friend status daily, much to the envy of the other children). Ethan's little sister, Eliana, is quite possibly the cutest child that has ever lived on this planet - and I can say that without bias as she is not even my kid (Ilya is a close second, though). Their mother, Rachel, is my favorite of the bunch (sorry kids). She is so kind and supportive. I don't know what I'd do without her. Plus, she is probably the best mother I've ever met, which makes me a better mother...because I like to copy my friends...especially when they do something cool. Rachel, her kids, me, and my kid all took a big field trip to the aquarium about a week ago. The weather was beautiful and we decided to take the water taxi, which is basically a ferry that doesn't allow cars and runs from west Seattle to downtown. The kids were so excited and we had such a fun (if completely exhausting) day. I love the octopus making the heart. Here is Rachel, looking lovely - if you look really closely, you can see her kids reflected in her shades :)
We watched the water taxi get closer and closer and even got to see the great wheel (is that what we're calling it?) along our way.
Ilya and Ethan looking out the back of the boat
I told you she was the cutest kid in the world.

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