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A Morning Off

The world right now, guys. It’s just. so. much. Too much sometimes. Not in a I want to stick my head in the sand and just ignore it and show you cute pictures of puppies sort of way, but definitely in a I need to take a few intentional breaks for my own sanity sort of way. I’ve been doing what I can to participate in our political process, and I encourage everyone who is willing and able to do the same, but at the same time I need to take of myself so I have the energy to do it. I’ve been taking time outs to work on the house a lot (more on that later), doing lots of yoga (always a good thing), and seeking out fun activities.

The boys and I did just that this morning, with a lovely 4 hour media blackout and lots of fun. We had a random day with no school and no therapy (so rare!!), and decided to do something a little bit more fun than just play Legos or go to the park. We went to the Pacific Science Center, and the boys had a great time.

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Teddy absolutely loved the giant, robotic dinosaurs. Cormac used to be scared of them so I thought maybe Teddy might be, but nope! He started squealing and pointing immediately.

Teddy also managed to get himself SOAKED at the water table despite my best efforts to cover him in a smock.

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We played in the tots area for a while so the boys could run wild and get some energy out.

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Every picture of Teddy at this age is so blurry! He’s always running around trying to keep up with Cormac.

We also met up with some friends!

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And then we hung out with bugs. (shudder)

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Cormac was way too excited about this Giant African Millipede for my taste. I tried to steer him toward some cute 3D bug puzzles instead. Puzzles are always a hit with Cormac.

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Oh, and the butterfly exhibit is just awesome. I loved it. The boys loved it. The butterflies seemed pretty happy with it too!

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Teddy was losing his mind trying to point them all out.

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It was so nice to spend some quality time out and about with both kids. I don’t get to do it near as much as I used to, and I miss it. (Believe me, therapy is rarely counting as quality time for me these days).

Afternoon Adventure

One of the few silver linings to the fact my children don’t seem to need naps, is that it can free up more time for fun!

Teddy took a late morning nap so I assumed he would not likely take an afternoon one today. So why not do a bit of exploring? Living in north Seattle and hating to drive means I don’t really get out of my little northeast Seattle bubble all that much, so I made an effort to head south today and decided to hit up the Museum of Flight.

Cormac loves vehicles of any kind and was super into it. He was engrossed before we even made it into the front door.

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We were able to watch several airplanes taking off the runways in front of the museum. And then obviously in the Great Gallery, we hit the plane jackpot!

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“This is a green plane, but I’m looking to find a red plane!”

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Obviously we had to test out one or two cockpits.

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And then we spent some time oooohhhhing and aaaahhhing over helicopters.

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“I like helicopters because they have propellers.”

This is one of the first times I saw Cormac really engaging in a museum setting and he kept asking, “what does this say?” and “what kind of airplane is that?”

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Guess I should have done some studying first!

On our way home we randomly passed what looked like a giant hat and I thought to myself, “hey I think I’ve heard of that hat!” so we pulled over to check it out.

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Cormac thought this was hilarious. “These are so big boots! I think these boots will fit me!” and then dissolving into a fit of giggles.

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It’s amazing how long you can live in a city and still have so much left to see. I love exploring it all with these guys!