Family date to the Seattle Aquarium
Now that Jasper is so mobile, it is fun to see what new things he discovers with each visit to the Seattle Aquarium. This time it was the little cut out in the window he repeatedly delighted putting his hand in and out of, last time it was the harbor seals and every time he is fascinated by the white spotted jellyfish. I appreciate how their is an indoor and outdoor area to the aquarium which makes it appealing for both rainy and overcast days. We love being outside and don't mind getting rained on, but it is also nice to be able to come back inside and warm up a bit before heading back out. Jasper has opened my eyes to a whole other side of the aquarium I would not think to appreciate it and that is its prime waterfront location. He loves standing on the dock by the harbor seals watching the cars zoom by on 99, the helicopters and birds fly around in the sky and the ferries and sailboats cruise by on the water.
We typically visit the aquarium during the week early in the day to avoid the crowds. This time we decided to go on a Saturday and bring along Dad to show him all the fun he is missing out on when he is at work.
It is rare we get a photo of the three of us, so two out of three smiling is about as good as it gets these days!
No one is prouder to be walking than this little man. I loved to see his pleased face as he makes his way on his own accord. Watching Jasper learn to walk has definitely been a highlight of my life. Every time I watch him do it, it is a thrill.
One of the best lessons I have learned as a parent is how special children make the mundane. I could visit the same parks, the same places a thousand times with this little man, but each time I would learn and discover something new and equally exciting. Having children is a joy and a lifetime of exhilarating lessons to be learned.