Life with 4 kids 6 and under. Our trip to pick up Tonito in China is: mid-March 2008 through April 12. Our trips to pick up Ricky in Ethiopia are in June and August of 2010.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sea World!

"We're going somewhere special tomorrow, and it's going to take a long time to drive there." Kids: "Ethiopia!!!!!" Me: "No, you can't drive to Ethiopia bc there's an ocean in the middle." Kids: "Yay!!!! We get to take a plane." Me: "No... we're going to Sea World!!!" Kids: "Oh."
Once we got over the disappointment that we weren't going to meet our son in Ethiopia, we did get excited about San Antonio:). We first dropped of the dogs, and then made our way to Sea World!!! The kids remembered it from last year and could hardly contain themselves as I rushed to slather on sunscreen and shove water bottles at them in an attempt to pre-hydrate.

It was hot (of course) but we managed to cool off in the indoor aquariums and roofed shows.

This time we brought our amazing double stroller, which meant Maya could nap in luxury and we could tote snacks, drinks, towels, bathing suits, and the kitchen sink.

If you click on the roller coaster, you will find Maya enjoying her first wild ride!!! She was so cute- when she got off she shouted "Mommy I didn't cry" (I think she surprised herself!). We tried to go on it again, but this time they checked her height a little more carefully and she didn't make it. I think being carried and sucking her thumb revealed her true age!

It's more fun to be exhausted after a day of having fun at Sea World in 90 degree weather, instead of being exhausted from power-washing the driveway in 90 degree weather:). I also prefer to be splashed by dolphins instead of being splashed with muddy mildew.


Heather BT said...

I agree Seaworld wins over powerwashing!

Laurie said...

Great pictures...especially the one on the roller coaster. They are getting so big and are so adorable.

mary Russell said...

Looks like a great day. What a beautiful family.