Friday, April 17, 2015

One-on-One Time In a Big Family

Many people wonder/ask how each child gets special time with mom and dad in a large family.  For us, we rotate which child gets to run errands with us (store trips, shopping, etc).  Also, we make special trips for the kids to have mom and dad time alone.

One of these trips we just made last week...

Owen's favorite celebrity is Ariana Grande. He LOVES her. Once he told me that he was sad because he thinks that she has no clue that he even exists. Well we surprised him by buying him tickets to her concert when we found out that she was coming to our state!

We decided it would be even more fun to make a fun day out of it in Seattle while waiting for the concert. We packed in as many things as we could into one day...

First was the Pacific Science Museum... He loved all the hands on things to do there.

At the Pacific Science Center we saw the Pompeii exhibit. It was both fascinating and sad. 

Before we left the Pacific Science Center, we watch Furious 7 on the Imax screen! Owen was amazed...

Next we went up the Space Needle!! Gulp. I had to swallow my fear of heights for that one... the elevator ride was the worst. I didn't know if I was going to cry or pass out as we neared the top. This picture was taken on the way down, however. Otherwise I would have NEVER stood by those glass windows in the elevator. 

Owen got to have an Italian soda at the top of the Space Needle while we enjoyed the view. 

Then, before the concert, we ate at the most amazing Chinese restaurant. SOOOO good.

Finally, it was time for the concert! Owen was star-struck. His eyes didn't move much off the stage. He also HAD to have the glowing cat ears that everyone else in the crowd had. It required we wait in line for half an hour, but it was worth it. They were programmed to her music. It was super cool to see all the lights in the arena "dance" to her songs...

 So all in all, it was a great trip! Owen had the time of his life I think. It was great to have this one-on-one time with us.