Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Good Morning, Bad Afternoon

Yesterday, we headed out for a little "vacation" in a part of our city that we rarely visit. It was shaping up to be a lovely day: we stopped for pain au chocolat and ladybug cookies at a cute bakery, headed over to the locks, and sat down to a picnic lunch while watching the boats go up and down.

And then, in an instant, the direction of the day changed when C tripped and fell right into the stone bench on which we were sitting. Four hours, two stitches and many tears later, we left Urgent Care, the kids slurping up popsicles and recovering from the traumatic afternoon. Luckily, C's injury was superficial and only required stitches because it was right next to her eye. She's back to her normal self and we are just happy to have it behind us (and so, so glad that it wasn't any worse). I'll spare you pictures of her sad little puffy eye; instead, here are some photos from the happier part of the day.

This place has it all! Boats, seaplanes, trains, bells, seagulls, salmon, botanical gardens!

  Captivated by the boats

D clinging to Daddy for comfort (the rushing water was a bit too loud)


Dancing among the wave sculptures

Watching the salmon swimming upstream in the underwater viewing chamber

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