We went whale watching on Saturday and it was insane. This is my fourth time whale watching, and other than a distant spray from a whale’s blowhole we haven’t seen much at all. Well this trip made all the other ones worthwhile. It was so fun!

My sister and brother-in-law are visiting from Omaha with my niece and nephew–so we all bundled up and boarded the boat. Cousin time, yay!

This pelican flew right next to the boat–i think he was just showing off.

I love that kiddo.

Then things started to get really good. Whales close by, showing us their flukes and their backs. It was amazing!

Then the whales came right.next.to.our.boat. Matthias was freaking out. He was terrified they were going to tip the boat. Actually, I was kind of terrified too. But it also felt like a once in a lifetime moment. So incredible to see these huge mammals up close–check out the barnacles on the tail!

They popped their heads out of the water–how cool is that?!

Matthias got some good daddy snuggles to help calm him down.

When it was all over, Matthias said he was so glad he’d done it even though it was scary. David loved every single minute of it–and he was fearless of course. What incredible memories we made! I loved it!