The kids had fun examining the exhibits both new...
Reid was so excited to actually be able to play this time around. He was very cute running around and copying all the big kids.
Lucy playing the singing bowls.
We killed some time while we were waiting for our movie to start. We watched Flight of the Butterflies (in 3D) which chronicled the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly. The kids really loved it and even tolerated the 3D piece really well. I got to sit next to Gwen and she was very cute reaching out and trying to touch the butterflies. I was happy that it was a very tame 3D movie too. My kids tend to be a bit sensitive to the whole thing and find it overwhelming. This was just the perfect intensity though.
After the movie we headed up to eat some lunch. Reid found some girls to flirt with until he embarrassed himself completely. Then only some snuggle time with daddy could help the emotional strain.
Such great lunch companions!
Next we tackled to outdoor water cannons. Zane was in 7th heaven. There was very little line and he got to have a nice long turn.
This was utter and complete glee!
Everyone else got a turn too. Eric seemed to think that Gwen needed a bit of help with the cannon. I don't know that she actually did need help though. It is possible that Eric wanted a turn and didn't want to wait in line.
The giant ball was fun to spin. They got it going really fast when Eric helped. Then it was a fun game to set it spinning and expect him to stop it on a dime.
We explored the building we had missed the last time we were at the Science Center. The kids had a lot of fun and so did Eric. I really think it was like having another kid with us. He wanted a turn trying all the exhibit activities and was quite determined to beat all the averages.
It was a great day with lots of fun. We ended the adventure by walking to the International fountain and watching it spray. Andrew decided he wanted to come back in the summer and play in it. Then we walked to Dick's on Queen Anne (how is it that I had no idea it was so close to the center for the first 34 years of my life?) and got some ice cream cones. We were going to get cheeseburgers too but this lady forgot that Dick's only takes cash. Oops. The kids were thrilled with their cones though and it was a very nice end to a wonderful family adventure day. We are going to head back with daddy in the next few months to check out all the exhibits we skipped this time around.