Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sea World

We recently visited Sea World for some DLR Prep School research and totally enjoyed the day. We had not been since 2003, when we were on vacation here with only one child. The kids have been asking to go, so we did!

Sting rays were awesome.

Kids loved the Shamu show.

The touch pools were a hit.

And, oddly, I think we enjoyed the dolphin show more than Shamu.

Sea World San Diego is celebrating 50 years! 

This was our favorite part, I think: The flamingo walk. All those interested (as in all of the flamingos that are interested) get to leave their fenced in area for a "walk" through the park. So cute.

Atlantis was awesome. It's a roller coaster/water ride. So fun.

So many fun memories from our 2003 trip. Loved riding the gondola then and now!

Kids got SOAKED on this one.

And, awesome Carter recreated his signature Shamu trainer pose from when he was 2. It was so cute. Love that kid.

I''ll have a full review for Disneyland fans on this week!

Off to Julian for the day now. 

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Lainey's Mermaid Birthday Party

We had the best time celebrating 7 years of Lainey at the beach last week.

She requested a real mermaid tail and so I found one! It has a real monofin that works like a flipper.

Friends arrived, we played at the beach, had cupcakes and swam.

The cupcake topper is edible. Who thinks of these things?

I love seeing her smile.

Each girl got a mermaid towel tail, a shell necklace that Blake made, and a shell tiara.

I totally love this picture.

Holly and me.

Sheryl and me.

Blake made Lainey and I special shell necklaces, too.

Happy birthday to LC! We celebrate this Thursday at Disneyland, too, with an Elsa makeover. Back soon with more on that!