while we were on vacation, we spent a sunday funday at SEAWORLD. they have a huge sesame street waterpark area for kiddos to run around and splash and play in. kingston absolutely loved it, and we all loved watching him have the time of his life as he ran around with the big kids, get sprayed in the face and play peek-a-boo with a slide. there's no better feeling than to see your baby (toddler, actually) have SO. MUCH. FUN.
after kingston completely tired himself out at the waterpark, we strolled around and checked out all the aquariums. dolphins, whales, penguins, sting rays, seals, sea lions, fishfishfish, and sharks, to name a few. I'm terrified of sharks but I totally love them anyway. (seriously is it shark week yet?)
2 words: shamu show. holy awesome! I thought just watching the whales swim around in their enormous aquariums was amazing, then we watched the shamu show and I fell in love with those whales. I can't wait to go back and see it all again. so much fun!
kingston did amazing alllll day. we were all so proud of him, and it definitely helps make the day go smoother. before we headed back home to duane's fam's house, his parents spent a fortune on our dinner. kingston enjoyed our $8 slice of pizza and $12 pasta dish. duane and I even shared our slice of cherry cheesecake with him, and he probably would have ate the whole thing if we'd let him. the ride home we figured he'd pass right out considering our fun filled day (and that it was WAY past his minnesota bedtime) but he played and sang and goofed off in the back with me the whole way home. he fell asleep about 10 minutes prior to pulling into their driveway, haha. figures.
thanks for reading (and watching) about our awesome trip! I plan on looking back at this post next summer while we're patiently waiting to head off on our next california vacation. enjoy your weekend, friends!