Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Breastfeeding & the Great Wheel

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Sam and I went on the Seattle Great Wheel yesterday with some friends, including Shannon and Jennifer and families. I have a post in the works of unusual places I've breastfed, and I was determined to add one or more to the record. With the help of some photography by Shannon (hint: the pretty ones are hers) since our camera lens broke (again), and my own cell phone grabs, I added not one but THREE new breastfeeding photo ops.

Plus, hey — it was a beautiful day downtown!

water taxi back from downtown Seattle to West Seattle outdoors
Perfect for a water taxi ride there and back.

baby and kid friends melee at Red Robin in downtown Seattle — mikko alrik m5yo a1yo a14mo davis moira
Child dogpile while waiting for lunch. You could tell which babies had older siblings, because they were unfazed.

two baby friends at Red Robin in downtown Seattle — alrik davis a1yo a14mo
Alrik and adorable buddy Davis

boy reading kids menu at Red Robin in downtown Seattle — mikko m5yo
Mikko checks the menu.

l3 at Red Robin in downtown Seattle
The cuteness of L3

breastfeeding milk-drunk baby at Red Robin in downtown Seattle
Nursing at Red Robin is nothing new, but I love the milk-drunk expression.

dad and baby at Red Robin in downtown Seattle — sam alrik a1yo a14mo
Sam & Alrik

Seattle Great Wheel downtown looking up
Out to the Great Wheel

Seattle Great Wheel downtown cars

Seattle Great Wheel downtown — view from top
Going up

umbrellas at cafe below Seattle Great Wheel outdoors
And looking down

playing with toys on Seattle Great Wheel — L2 and moira
Seeing all the other kids enjoy the toys Mikko insisted we carry along almost made the schlepping worth it.

city from Seattle Great Wheel

breastfeeding on Seattle Great Wheel — me alrik a1yo a14mo
You're going to have to trust me here, because — look at that discretion! — but I am breastfeeding on a ferris wheel. Woo!

hiding from heights — Seattle Great Wheel Mikko 5yo
Mikko's not big on heights. He wasn't sure for awhile that he wanted to look.

snuggling both boys on Seattle Great Wheel — me Mikko m5yo Alrik a1yo a14mo
Which meant I got to snuggle two boys!

water view from Seattle Great Wheel

city view from Seattle Great Wheel

breastfeeding on Seattle Great Wheel — me alrik a1yo a14mo
Alrik goes back in for another top-of-the-city snack.

breastfeeding on Seattle Great Wheel — me

family on Seattle Great Wheel downtown — me sam mikko alrik m5yo a1yo a14mo
The family. Note the state of Mikko's eyes.

picking out prizes at Seattle downtown waterfront arcade — mikko m5yo moira davis babywearing shannon sam
Then we headed inside to the waterfront arcade for games, prizes …

Seattle waterfront carousel — mikko moira m5yo me
… and a ride on the carousel.

Seattle downtown waterfront arcade carousel — mikko m5yo moira
My view #1: Moira and Mikko

breastfeeding baby on Seattle downtown waterfront arcade carousel — me alrik a1yo a14mo
My view #2. Breastfeeding on a carousel? Check!

Do you have any odd places you've fed your baby?



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9 comments:

Tmuffin said...

What a beautiful day! Everything is sparkling! And Mikko is a trooper - I'm not sure I would have looked either. I can't believe how big Alrik is getting. So cute!

Amy Rhime said...

Love it! I should've been keeping track of all the places I breastfed—that would be a fun thing to look back on and remember. =) The Great Wheel is a pretty incredible location, though...not sure I can top that one!

I Thought I Knew Mama said...

Fun pics! Milk drunk is the best!

Alexia said...

What a fun day!! Can you imagine having to stop during each of those activities to prepare a bottle? You make breastfeeding look to nice and easy Mama!! New follower!!

Rachael said...

Wow. I really want to ride that Ferris wheel!

organicpatchwork said...

I LOVE the milk drunk one, so cute!

Stephanie said...

I love this...and you are totally my hero for nursing while babywearing. That is a skill I hope to accomplish this third time around. :) Thank you for sharing such beautiful photos. I love how easy breastfeeding makes traveling and family adventures.

. said...

Great day and beautiful picures!

Nina

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