Summer Begins

That’s what it feels like, anyway.  It’s a well-known fact that summer does not start in the greater Puget Sound area until after July 4th.

And our Fourth was quite fun, even if we did skip the parade due to chilly weather.

Ane was disappointed, but she did understand that sitting outside for a couple of hours in that kind of weather probably wasn’t what she really wanted to do.  So Auntie drove over, took her out for a Slurpee, and went back to Grandma and Gichan’s house early for the family barbeque.  The boys took naps.

And the family barbeque was fun, and Gichan’s teriyaki chicken was a huge hit.  Ane is a huge fan of her Gichan’s barbeque.

Yesterday was the Webmaster’s official day off, so we finally took advantage of our annual zoo passes to Woodland Park Zoo, packed a lunch, and drove into Seattle for some family fun time at the zoo.

Tad was a little disappointed that there were no sharks, but we did find the crocodile:

And he LOVED the new penguin habitat, which features the Humboldt penguin of South America.

And if there is a shark…

… Tad will find it.

We had a fun, if somewhat chilly day at the zoo.

Some of us didn’t know what we were missing.

We ate our sack lunch (saving us even more money), and took our time looking around.  The annual pass gives one such a laid-back feeling – because there isn’t the need to make it worth the money spent on admission for all of us to make the most of a single day by pushing the kids to see everything.

We could pick and choose, and even go back to see the penguins again.

At which point Rerun finally realized he was somewhere else.

But it was time to go home.

We are looking forward to going back again soon – actually, in just a couple of weeks when the Webmaster’s company has their company-wide picnic at the zoo.

And we’ll get to all those other animals in good time.

Because we have all summer, and beyond.

2 Responses to “Summer Begins”

  1. Ressis
    July 6th, 2010 10:39

    Great pictures!

  2. Nana
    July 7th, 2010 07:34

    Happy kids!