Gavin's 1st roller coaster ride on the Shamu Express
The Sea World Water Works Playground
The special Shamu shaped ice cream that made him feel all better after a kid dunked water on him at the playground.
The 1st Shamu show we went to where Daddy sent Mommy down in the splash zone with Gavin to get a close look at the show. Gavin wanted to sit in Row 1, but I said "No, I don't think so. There's still puddles on the seats". Gavin got wet enough on Row 9 when I instinctively sacrificed him to the waves while ducking behind him. He was the one wearing a swim suit after all. He only cried a little bit. Gavin LOVES "beetle cars" and now he loves Shamu, so super excitedness came from seeing the parking lot car.
Peaceful stroll by the river and restaurants, lower than the street above.
Gavin chose to eat at Rainforest Cafe. We don't know when he'll be ok for that again after the Gorilla I had to carry him past to go to the bathroom, and the scary snake that came from the ceiling, made him cry once, and then warned everyone who walked by afterward, "Watch out, there's a snake". Dale found Gavin his sheriff badge after we took an old time photo. Dale and Gavin got to be cowboys.
Here's our favorite little smiler! She's is the happiest little person, and so adorable.
aka "Dinosaur Fish" our little Texas fisherman ; ) Little "The Dinosaur" Fish
He was Sooooooo excited! And did such a great job helping to set up and being patient, for a little bit. He even stuck his hand right in the bag of minnos and snatched one out! We were so impressed. What a little man. We were happy when we got something. "Look Mom! It's a DINOSAUR FISH!" he said. And yep, it had a spiney back, just like a dinosaur. I thought that was so cute. He was sort of sad when his daddy said they needed to put it back. "No, I wanna eat em!" he protested, but he consented and tells me that small fish he sees, are too little to eat, and you have to wait till they get big to eat them. So, lesson learned. But we were so happy for him and enjoyed seeing his excitement.
Dale has worked at KPMG for 2 years now doing Mergers & Acquisitions for companies, but really loves caring for our many fruit/nut trees and garden plants, as well as Scouts with his new duties as Scoutmaster! Vanessa loves being a full-time mommy of 3, and is constantly on the go with many fun activities and and being a silly Chorister for Primary music at church. Gavin is almost 7 yrs old, getting the hang of 1st grade, learning to play many songs on the piano and improving his soccer skills. Linnaea is 3, loves playing mommy and helping me do everything. She is so tuff, but oh so girly. Duncan is now 1, waddles everywhere, unloads dishwashers and cabinets and Loves hugs. We love having fun with our little family.