Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Sea World Extravaganza!

Watching Shamu!
Kennedy's first roller coaster ride (she had a blast)
Hanging with dad

Loving the carousel ride
Drumming away!!

Landon loves daddy's shoulders
Kennedy loves hibiscuses just like Nana!

Saturday morning, Jared and I woke up and decided to make a trip down to Orlando. We needed to get the rest of our floors at Costco in order to complete our latest project. As we were getting ready, I came up with a spur of the moment idea to spend the night in Orlando and visit Sea World for Mother's Day. Saturday morning was filled with last minute to do's - boarding Max, getting a rental car big enough to fit the floors and an IKEA trip, and packing for four (which I found could be done in less than hour). Our weekend turned into an awesome adventure that I'll treasure for years to come. My father-in-law surprised us with a night stay at the Crown Plaza Resort - the suite had a separate room for the kids to sleep which is key to a peaceful nights sleep. We woke up Sunday and had breakfast at good old IHOP! It always amazes me how a simple breakfast can taste so good. The highlight of the morning was when Miss Kennedy picked a yellow flower for me outside the restaurant without any prompting. As she handed it to me she said, "Happy Mother's Day Happy Mother's Day" - it was so innocent and sweet. We then headed over to Sea World for the afternoon. The park gives out free passes every year for military and their families. We thought it was a great opportunity to take advantage of it before we left Florida. The park is beautifully kept and the kids loved all the attractions. Kennedy is at an age where she really can enjoy the different animals and activities. She went on her first roller coaster ride and had a blast - her face was priceless! Landon loved watching his sister filled with excitement and had fun hitting the glass of the big fish tanks. This Mother's Day was busy but I wouldn't of had it any other way. Last year, I didn't have Jared home and all I wanted was to share this day together as a family - it turned out to be so much more!


B E T H said...

SO FUN!! Isn't Sea World so great?! Sounds like such a memorable mother's day! I'm very proud of your spontanaity (sp) and your ability to pack in under an hour!! WOW! :)