Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sea World in Random Order

Since it was fall break, I decided to take the kids to Sea World on Friday. We went with two other families from school. It was a blast. Josh and I like to get season passes and typically go several times a year. This was the the first time I had taken all the kids by myself. The kids are so familiar with the place that it wasn't a problem. I wish we lived in SA. I would take the kids all the time. Here are the kids after getting soaked by Shamu or "shampoo" as Beck would call him. Sorry for the poor quality of this picture, but I had to include it because of the shear joy on her face. She was so proud of her wet self.
Here are all the kids getting soaked. Those whale tales can really push some water. I have to confess that I usually never let my children get in the splash zone. I am too much of a control freak to let them get wet with all that nasty salt water. I always think they will get sticky with all the salt water. However, I made myself let it go and it was so fun.

Here they are telling the whales to splash.

Getting ready to ride the "shampoo" express.

Little booties checking out the alligators.

These is our friends Hope and Avery with Hogan and Elisabeth. Hope's mommy teaches Gates at school and Avery was in Elisabeth's class last year.

Season passes for all of us: $378.00
Pizza and drinks for lunch: $55.00
Gas to SA and back: $82.00
Seeing your children shriek with pure joy: PRICELESS

The weather was beautiful!!! We all had loads of fun. The animals remind of God's magnificent creations. All is good. If anyone else has a silver pass and wants some company let us know we would love to join you.
PS. I got peer pressured into riding the Great white roller coaster. Let me just say there was nothing great about it. I am so not a roller coaster person. I am pretty sure the whole park heard my screams. I should have known to bow out when the man made me leave my flip flops with him. The first thing that happens all that ride is the floor drops our from under you. That began the screaming and it did not stop until the roller coaster stopped. That thing turned me every which way. SCARY! I will stick with the shows and the Shamu express next time.


Amy said...

I sure wish you could have gotten a picture of you on the roller coaster!!:) I HATE ROLLERCOASTERS! They have no place in this world!:)

No fair, we don't have a fall break! Unless you count the week long pneumonia break as a fall break for Miss Kate! I think we are about to have round 2 with Miss Kenna Mae! PRAY!!

Jaime said...

Ashley McD told me she saw y'all there at church today. We have silver passes, but I don't think we are renewing next year. It costs so much and it would be nice if Briggs was a little older. But if you guys come back before the end of the year...we would love to meet you there. I want to go at least once more to get our moneys worth before they expire. Jill has passes would be a mini family reunion. :-)

Camille, Blake and Pierce said...

How much fun... I have not been there in ages... I didn't even know they had a roller coaster.

Jill said...

jaime had a great idea. it would be great to go and meet you all there...and trust me, i would NEVER pressure you into a roller coaster. the shamu express is much more my speed. :)

Tomilyn said...

Not to mention roller coasters are for the young. I went to Six Flags a few years ago with my nieces and nephews. I have always been a roller coaster person. But, age turned me into a motion sickness wuss. It looks like y'all had a blast. I love the joy on Elisabeth's face.

J Katy Garner said...

Isn't that the kiddie coaster? : )

Next time you go we want to go with you guys! It is so fun!

Linda said...

And to think that I'm scared to even do the zoo by myself and you do a whole TRIP by yourself with two more than me...I am in awe of you! You are definitely Mom of the year! :o) We have yet to do Sea World and now I really want to! Love those cutie booties!