Monday, 22 June 2009

Sea World!

A few weeks ago, we decided to plan a last minute family vacation.  Since our summer schedule was already so busy, we had to piggy back this little vaca onto one that had already been planned, my annual family reunion.  Since we would be driving down 35 anyway to New Braunfels for the reunion, we decided to take a little detour and go to San Antonio first to spend a couple of days at Sea World!

We had SO much fun.  While it was really a short trip, just two days, it was jam packed with smiles and making wonderful memories as a family.  I can't wait for all the other vacations we will take together as a family in the future.  The kids did so well and were very flexible with their schedules.  Cory and I were so tickled with them when we first arrived at our hotel around 10:00 Monday night.  Just like you would expect a 4 year old to be, Christopher was wide awake and filled with excitement and energy at the thought of being in the hotel.  Miss Lucy was right there with him, as they bounced around on the bed and giggled late into the night - so cute!

Our time at Sea World was wonderful.  We fed and pet the dolphins, rode the Log Ride (all 4 of us), played in the water, and of course saw Shamu.  Christopher loved everything we did.  Lucy did too, except for the fake Shamu and fake Dolphin characters that were walking around the front gate, they brought on tears of terror.  Unlike the real dolphins, that she actively tried to reach out and pet several times.

Our friends, the Braatens, were down there too staying in our same hotel.  We met up with them at Sea World the first day, and enjoyed great pool time, dinner, and s'mores by the fire that night.  

It was a wonderful start to our week filled with family fun!


noelle said...

WOW....I must say I love Christopher and Lucy's matching swimsuits. Where in the world did you find such darling little outfits? HA!!
Looks like ya'll had a wonderful time!

TeamRiss said...

That is so fun. And I agree with Noelle- matching swimsuits! Love them. Glad y'all had fun.

Julie said...

Those pictures are so cute! Sea World is one of our favorite "local" vacations. The girls still talk about it sometimes. Another great one when they are both a little older is Corpus Christi. There are some really neat things to do, but it is pretty low key. The girls loved that one, too!

Russamoto said...

I don't blame Lucy for being anti-dolphin suit. I would be right there with her!