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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Sea World

We took the boys to Sea World this past week and got our membership passes. It was nice because we went in the late afternoon, caught one show, saw the shark exhibit, and headed to the play area. Buddha is tall enough now to do some of the bigger kid activities. He and I waited in line together. In one play area, the swinging bags, he had so much fun he didn't want to come out when the lady blew the whistle to indicate their two minutes was up. She went through rounding up the six kids allowed in and Buddha just shied away. I asked her if she wanted me to go get him and she said that was fine. I was so afraid he was going to take off running away from me through these huge swinging punching bags and I'd look goofy tearing around after him, but in the end he let me pick him up and started to cry that he wanted to get back in line and do it again. We convinced him to stand in line for a different activity instead and before too long he was bouncing around in this humongous bouncy area with five other kids while I waited on the sidelines praying that he would be obedient to the "man in the orange shirt" when he said it was time to come out. He was and I was proud (and relieved). :) These pictures are of the boys enjoying "down" time in the toddler foam pit. Bugga just sat right where he is in the pictures the whole time, checking everybody out. Buddha, however, was running around all over the place, enamored with watching his little feet as he cruised. You can see how that would pose a problem. There were more than a few collisions before he retired to the side to practice his mega-jumping where he made his daddy proud with his skills. :) We also made an excursion to the zoo this week and forgot to take any pictures. But we got our zoo memberships which ended up being $30 cheaper than we expected! They include entrance into the Wild Animal Park, too, with free parking. We're quite excited about that since we don't live so far from the Wild Animal Park as we did last summer. Coming up this week, we have a trip to Disneyland in the planning where we'll get our Southern California Resident passes. The Chief starts work on Thursday, so we're trying to get as much crammed into our remaining leisure time as possible. Oh, and I got my California driver's license (and the picture's not too bad, amazingly). :) I now have licenses from Chile, Utah, and California. And the latter will probably be the last until we serve missions when we're older. :) Pretty crazy!






4 comments:

Mom said...

Thanks for sharing. I loved reading all about the boys. You are making us all jealous - so many fun things to do in San Diego. No wonder people flock there. Darling brother pictures.

ScottnLisa said...

Anders already looks bigger than when I last saw him! What cute boys...and it's so great that you guys "git out the house" and do stuff...my favorite memories growing up were doing things as a family like playing softball in a park rather than watching TV. You do such a good job at an active family lifestyle!

Brooklet said...

hmmm, season passes to sea world. . .how would that be. . .

Very cute pictures- looks like everyone is having a good time.

Lisa said...

I am jealous that you went to Sea World. Did Soren remember it from last year? I want to go there when I come to visit you.