Monday, June 09, 2008

Fun Weekend in Orlando

We went to Orlando this past weekend. We went to Sea World and also their new waterpark, Aquatica. Our wonderful friends, April and Casey, invited us to come stay with them and their two little girls. We had an absolute BLAST over the weekend.

Lolly, their youngest, is just 3 weeks older than Garrett. They had way too much fun together. We arrived really late Friday night, and Garrett remained passed out until after 8, which is unheard of for him.

Lolly was OBSESSED with Garrett's couch, which we brought for him to sleep on (he used it about 75% of the time . . . ). Lolly and Garrett found better uses for it :-)

We asked them to give each other kisses, and missed the first two (chaste little pecks). The third was a doozie!! Lolly's daddy will probably never invite us back, lol!!

I didn't take that many pictures at Sea World, just because we were so busy having a good time. Garrett LOVED feeding/touching the stingrays, and Brad got this picture of us feeding the dolphins.

Garrett watching the Sea Lions while the daddys and Kirsten rode Kracken.

Lolly and her big sister Kirsten at the splash park. Garrett decided "Sissy" was easier to say than Kirsten (that's what Lolly calls her), so now he has an honorary sibling.

This is the closest I could get to getting the little ones together at the Splash Park (it was crazy busy!). Lolly is spinning in circles in the foreground, and Garrett is taking a short break from dumping cup fulls of water on people).

While not the best picture, this was too cool not to mention. We went through the arctic exhibit, and the Walrus was basically swimming laps. He would do a backflip right against the glass in front of the kids. It was pretty cool!!
By the time we got back to April and Casey's house and had dinner, we were all exhausted!! Garrett slept pretty late again on Sunday, and everyone had to wake up early to go to the waterpark.

The waterpark (Aquatica), was a big disappointment to all of us. It wasn't very kid friendly, as any child under 42 inches had to wear life jackets to even get in the wave pool. They wouldn't let Garrett use his water wings, which was also silly. They did have a great toddler area, which both of the little ones loved, but other than that, it was just a bust. I took some pictures with a disposable underwater camera, which I will post once I use up the film.

Garrett did really great with using the potty on the entire trip . . . the only downside was the drive took half again as long because we had to stop every hour. He did such a good job, though, I am so proud of him.

Even though Aquatica wasn't that great, the kids still had a blast, and Brad and I really enjoyed visiting with the entire family. Thanks, Casey and April, for a great weekend. Garrett is already missing Lolly and Kirsten!!!


Leanne said...

Im glad you had such a great time! I cant wait to take Ava!

Steph said...

Such cute pics of everyone! Looks like a fab time was had by all!

-Bridget said...

Looks like a great time! Glad to know the info of the water park. We'll be hitting Orlando some time this year and will skip it until the girls are older.

JenFen said...

I love, love, love the pics of Lolly and Garrett on the couch, sitting nicely, then hugging and then wow - what a smooch! I am so jealous you got to hang out with one of our fellow May WAHMs and that picture of you and G feeding the dolphin is definitely a framer.