I figured before this weekend gets away from me, I should blog about last weekend first!
Friday night, my hubby and I went to see "Wicked" downtown . . . AMAZING!!! I missed it last time it was in town and really wanted to go this time. Thanks for Uncle Sam, it was possible. My husband seemed a little hesitant at first but there was just enough humor in the production that I think warmed up to it. For those of you who don't know, Wicked is basically the pre-quel to "The Wizard of Oz". It tells the story of Glinda, the good witch and Elphaba, the wicked witch of the west as they were school girls growing up. For a girl like me, who watched her share of "The Wizard of Oz" growing up, this storyline added some never before contemplated explanations to why Oz was the way Oz was. Anyway, I HIGHLY recommend it to any Wizard of Oz fans out there.
Saturday morning, as hubby worked, Jilly and I drove up to WA to spend some time with grandma and grandpa Kennish before heading to Seattle on Sunday. We rode on the ferry boat to Anderson Island. . .
read stories with grandma . . .
and played the piano with Piglet . . .
But the most exciting part of the weekend was still ahead of us.
We woke up bright and early Sunday morning to catch a ferry boat back to the mainland and head up to Seattle. We were to meet up with some very special people there.
I found a convenient parking spot along the waterfront and we ventured over to the aquarium where we were to meet our guests. Not long after we arrived, I hear my name, exuberantly yelled from the OTHER side of Alaskan Way. It was my "Pookie". My dear friend Erin, from college and her beautiful baby girl Evelyn had arranged this date as they were visiting from Montana. Erin and I hadn't seen each other since I graduated from college, almost 9 years ago. We smiled, embraced and then Erin announced . . . "we have babies!!!" Leave it to her to announce the obvious with gusto. But when you part ways in your early 20's and meet up again, nearly a decade later, even the obvious life changes sometimes seem sureal. :)
We took the girls down to look at the water, while waited for our third visitor. Meghan joined us not much later, and native of the Seattle area and another college friend of ours, and we headed into the Aquarium. The day was BEAUTIFUL to say the least, with blue skies, virtually no clouds and GREAT company!!!
Jillian absolutely loved the aquarium. She got to touch Starfish in the tide pools . . .
Dress up like a diver . . .
And visit some good friends . . .
I literally had to PRY her away from this tank. Only to move on to the tank with the "Sheldons" in it. (ie Seahorses, also from Nemo)
After the aquarium, we broke some bread on the waterfront and ran off some steam on Pier 62/63. We then said good-bye to our friends and agreed that it would not be nine years until we met up again!!