Thursday, August 27, 2009

Well, hello again. I know it's been awhile since my last post. I really didn't intend for it to take so long before I posted. Sorry. Hope no one was holding their breath waiting for the story of our Seaworld trip. LOL Anyway, I started uploading the rest of the pics here and realized that it's a LOT of photos. I decided to upload to Flickr and once I got it all uploaded and everything something went awry. I was going to post a link to the pics but everything started coming up in Chinese or something (sorry, I don't know how to distinguish different Asian characters). perhaps you can search and find them on Flickr or else check my Facebook page. I don't know. I'm really annoyed right now because it took forever to upload. Grrr!
Well, anyway, we took it easier on day 2 at Seaworld. Got up around 8am and ate breakfast, loaded up and drove to Seaworld. It was early afternoon before we got there but the weather was great. Warm but with a cool bay breeze. We saw almost everything there-Shamu, polar bears, sharks, seals, sea lions...The last time we went to SeaWorld (before we moved) the kids were terrified of the seals and sea lions. They made a lot of scary noise. But this time the kids weren't afraid. We got to touch and feed the bat rays and also hold the starfish. MoMo didn't throw the starfish this time. She did that once when we went and she was younger. She was done holding it so she just threw it back into the water! Poor starfish. But now she's old enough to treat them nicely. So, we wanted to watch the Dolphin Show but when we got to the last show of the night, it was full so we couldn't get in. Instead we went and saw the Sea Lions Tonite show. Big R thought it was hilarious! He was squealing with laughter and the lady sitting in front of us kept turning around to look at him. He was (almost) cracking himself up. And then after the sun had gone down and it was getting chilly, someone had the idea to go on the rapids ride. We load up and head down and the first set of rapids water splashed up and soaked MoMo to the bone. I looked at her anxiously, thinking she'd be upset but she had the biggest smile on her face! So, we all ended up soaking wet, except for Big R. Of course, he had the one beach towel that we had with us. Since we were already drenched and there was no line we figured we may as well go again. I don't think any of us had a dry spot on us when we got off. Except Big R, who was still almost entirely dry. And we were freezing. Brrr! It was close to closing time so we got some more towels (thanks Grandma!) and headed to the car and changed into dry things before heading home. Well, to Grandma's. We had a grand time and the kids are already talking about "when we go back to Disneyland."
We finally made it back home to NV last week. Just in time for school to start here. Tuesday was the first day of school. So far everyone has done a great job at getting up early and getting ready for school on time. MoMo's favorite part of kindergarten is sitting on the carpet and singing "The Eensy Weensy Spider." Big R likes 2nd grade because he hasn't had any homework. Yet. Oh, yeah. And there was also a weekend (last weekend) where hubby and I went to Las Vegas (without the kids) for a concert. But that's a story for another day...

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