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Thursday, July 10, 2008

July 4th, Legoland, Sea World

We took the girls on a mini-vacay for the 4th. I've been so excited to take them to the big theme parks; we've been talking about it and waiting to go for quite a while. We left on Thursday morning and met Rusty in San Diego airport. He was traveling from Texas and our flights were just an hour apart so he was able to go get the car and pick us up out front. Traveling through the airports alone with 2 kids is more difficult than I thought. Getting the car, suitcase, stroller, carseats, backpack, 2 kids and myself where we needed to be was definitely exciting. I think I'll have someone drop me off next time!

Sea World was so fun for the kids. Favorites were the starfish pond, stingray pond, and the poisonous tree frogs. I hate to be the one to say it, but the Shamu show is overrated! How pretty are killer whales, I know, but the show was incredibly boring. The kids were uninterested and all I could think about was not breathing the BO from the big guy in front of me. The highlight of Sea World was the Build-a-Bear type gift shop where they each made a stuffed animal to bring home (just what we need!).
We spent the 4th at the beach. It was misty all day but the girls still had so, so much fun. Especially Marley. When she first went in the water and saw the waves coming she let out this high pitched scream, such a little girl. She kept this up for the first little while until she was brave enough to go in deeper. Rusty spent all morning with her in the water trying to find seashells. Of course Ivy was not into the ocean scene but she found a way to have fun burying my toes. It's funny how different their personalities are, and our day at the beach is a perfect example of that. We planned on watching fireworks on the beach but got burned out before it even got dark! The kids wanted to swim at the hotel so we headed back early and went for a night swim in the pool, firework-less.












Legoland was interesting. Fun, but not super exciting. Everything is made of legos so that was cool to look at, especially impressive was the MiniTown USA display. The rides had long lines and were very basic but after standing in line for 30 minutes the kids enjoyed the 30 seconds of fun. It was a nice, mellow day. Ivy even snuck in a nap while we walked around.
The girls proved to be excellent travelers. I love taking them places and showing them new things. Next stop, Disneyland. Can't wait!

5 comments:

Nicole said...

Yay for those open flts that weekend. We went to San Diego too for the 4th and did the Sea World thing. So fun. I love alllyour pictures and fun stuff you did...you were way cooler than us!!!

brandy said...

Look at you little travelers. The girls look so cute on the plane...they have the life!! Glad you guys had fun. Maybe next time you go to San Diego it will be a little warmer....

Emily H said...

It looks like you guys had a blast. What a cute family. I need to take the boys to lego land they would LOVE It!!

Sarah Bates said...

Girl...I love you and your cute family! Darling!

Austen and Sarah said...

Your blog is so cute. It was really fun seeing you at the cabin!