Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sea World

Here I am again, really behind on updates. I hate that! Rather than backtracking today, I wanted to recap our visit to Sea World yesterday while it's still fresh on my mind.

We met up with friends Josh, Sarah and their son, Brayden (E. J. worked with Josh in college) in San Antonio for a day of fun. The drive for us is 3.5 hours, so we left about 6:15 and with one stop, we arrived at the park right when it opened at 10.
Car ride entertainment: The Little Mermaid
Our morning was full of watching a few shows and checking out exhibits.
 It was a beautiful day (although a sweaty 95 degrees).
We agreed that this one our favorite show. So impressive!

After a 30 minute break for lunch, Kathryn was ready to bust out her bathing suit for the rides. The splash pad they have for the kids is amazing. Although there are SO MANY kids running around, you pretty much can't blink so you can keep an (eagle) eye on your child.
I love how outgoing she is. She just went right out there with no reservations and had a blast.

 Daredevil. She really wanted to go alone, but she finally 'let' E. J. go with her.

 Here were are waiting in line for the white water rapids ride. It's an adult ride that she couldn't wait to try (luckily she was tall enough) and we were totally soaked at the end of it. She. Loved. It. (I could have lived without going directly under a waterfall).
While walking back to the truck she told us "I think my feet are about to give up on walking." She was SUCH A TROOPER! We didn't bring a stroller and walked around a ton. E. J. held her for maybe a total of 20 minutes all day. She was awesome!

As we were leaving the park she told E. J. "Dad, you made a really good decision to come to Sea World." It was a fun day for everyone. No sunburns, thanks to constantly re-applying sunscreen and only one boo-boo (as seen on her left knee). She fell about 3 minutes after we got to the park but toughed it out.

We spent exactly 8 hours in the park and we're all feeling it today. Kathryn started playing on her LeapPad when we left the park. Shortly after, I heard her head hit the LeapPad.
Long day.
We stopped at Chick-fil-a for dinner on the way home, changed this girl into her "comfy clothes" and she was out for the last hour of the trip. Once we got home a little after 10, showers were taken and jumping into bed never felt so good.
I made a big batch of homemade pancakes this morning and immediately after we declared it a "lazy day." I think a day of hanging around and playing movie theatre (as K calls it) is in order!


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