Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Very Merry SeaWorld

The Collins family spent the night with us after our Polar Express party, so we decided to make the most of their visit and head to SeaWorld the next day. The weather was perfect and we had a great time!

Our first stop was the Shamu Express roller coaster. Liz took the big kids while I waited with Grace, Noah & Rylan.
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Gracie loves her little brother, and for once, he actually seems to return the feeling!
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Next we waited for the carousel.
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Gracie specifically requested a purple pony.
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This was Rylan’s first visit to SeaWorld!
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This was our first time on the new play structure in the Bay of Play. It’s crazy big (too big – I don’t like that it’s easy to lose sight of the kids once they get up there). Thankfully, Ben was super patient with Gracie and stayed with her the entire time.
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We made it!
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All was going well until Grace climbed out of one of the tubes and ran straight into Cookie Monster. She is NOT a fan of costumes. AT ALL. With skill and speed that would have rivaled an olympic athlete, she ran back through all the tubes and sprinted down the net wall (screaming all the way). Poor girlie – she was terrified!
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After seeing a couple shows we stopped off for some holiday photo opportunities.

The crazy Collins clan
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Take my picture, too!!!
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Dancing a jig underneath the oak trees!
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Handsome fellas!
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Despite being outnumbered 3 to 1, Liz and I managed to survive the park and were still smiling at the end of the day.
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