|Stocking up on goodies before we headed out of the neighborhood!|
|Made it to the hotel. This is where the craziness started. The kids acted like they'd never been outside of our house before. They explored every inch of that room and acted pretty crazy any time we were in there!|
Hailey was hard at work, making sure she didn't miss any emails. That night was her first night in a regular bed... she's still in her crib at home because she moves around like crazy while she sleeps. No difference at the hotel, where Mommy got ONE hour of sleep because I was wrangling a sleeping, but very active Hailey back in the bed all night. Daddy didn't get much more sleep than that either.
The next day (Monday), we went to Aquatica. We all LOVED it. No waterproof camera so we have no pictures of that day. At the beginning of the day, Tyson asked if we could go back to the One Ocean show and sit in the splash zone. It was a good idea since we were all in our swim suits. But, when it came time to head over there, he was having so much fun that we just stayed in the water park. The kids rode as many rides that they could height-wise, and loved them all. They played in the kiddie areas and the wave pool. The one thing we weren't huge fans of was the lazy river - but we loved the rest of it and we thought it's the best water park we've been to kid-wise so far (no, we have not taken them to Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels yet).
I almost forgot... in Aquatica the staff was carrying different exotic animals around for the kids to look at/ pet. Our kids BOTH held a SNAKE for the first time! They also loved the exotic birds and saw huge African centipedes (couldn't touch either of those :)). Unfortunately we didn't get any pictures because these encounters would just randomly happen as you walked around the waterpark. No camera on hand.
After tons of fun in the sun and water, we packed up and headed back to the car to drive home. It was a fun, but exhausting trip for Mommy and Daddy! It took us this long to recover to write about it! (Ok... maybe not that exhausting)
Here's a video of Hailey entertaining herself while Tyson was getting his face painted :)