|You know there is a grandparent in town when your child's face is perpetually covered in some kind of sugary treat.|
Kyle and my dad had big fishing plans so the kids and I opted to forgo the cold and rainy conditions to hit the Alaska Sea Life Center instead! We have been to Seward several times but had not yet visited the Sea Life Center. Unacceptable! So, we dropped Kyle and dad at their fishing spot and went about our day.
I was particularly excited about visiting the Sea Life Center to watch Mallory explore and see all the different "shish" up close and personal. So. Much. FUN! I loved how stopped to investigate each and every creature with such curiosity and enthusiasm. Of course, anything that lives in or swims in water is a "shish" but she was so proud to point all of them out. I'm quite enjoying this age--she is learning soooo much each and every day! It's amazing!
|They had a coloring table set up at about the halfway point. Mallory is obsessed with drawing fish, so this was a big hit!|
|She was absolutely cracking me up watching this sea lion swim in circles. She would excitedly point and yell as he swam past her then cross her little arms and wait for him to come back by. Wonder where she's seen that pose before? hehe|
|Mike was particularly underwhelmed by the whole thing.|
The outdoor exhibits were covered in puddles due to the rain--Mallory was thrilled! To her, the puddles alone were worth the price of admission.
|Is any fun activity complete without a tantrum? Mallory doesn't think so.|
After the Sea Life Center we walked the streets of old town in search of a lunch spot. We decided on Nellie's and let me tell you, Nellie did not disappoint! The restaurant itself was rustic and family friendly which is just the atmosphere we were looking for. Mallory had the freedom to play and run around until our food arrived giving me the ability to comfortably nurse Michael. The menu itself was Alaskan and extensive. I highly recommend Nellie's to anyone visiting Seward!
We spent the day Sunday working in the yard and soaking up the outstanding weather. We are convinced there is no better place in the world than Alaska during the spring and summer months. The weather is perfect, the sunlight is plentiful and the activities are endless!
What did you do this weekend?