Friday we all ventured out to Sea World. It had been years since I had been to the one in Texas, so I was so excited to show Charlie. We opened and closed that park!
Charlie really enjoyed the seals and sea lions. Derek fed the seals and Charlie got very excited by all the commotion and noise!
We had a blast giving Charlie a few of her "firsts" while there. A ride on the merry-go-ride was a hit! She loved it and starting crying when getting off of it.
Another first- hot dog. Charlie enjoyed her first hot dog while viewing the shamu show. We were running way over her lunch time and we thought everyone could enjoy a good hot dog (and beer for the adults of course) while waiting ;)
It actually rained during that day...hence the hair up and jackets! Charlie did not mind one bit running around in the rain.
Another first- riding a kiddie-train. This may be my favorite picture from the whole trip because it looks like Derek is having a freaking blast on a slow moving train, ha. I think he was trying to enthusiastically say "look at Mama." I think Charlie was a little nervous.
That evening, we decided to do dinner at a restaurant inside Sea World. The food was not world class or anything, but the atmosphere was awesome! There was an entire wall that was a huge aquarium. Charlie wasn't too entertained by it, but Derek and I really enjoyed being surrounded by the aquarium.
We did a little shopping and exploring some local food places. We ended up at the coolest oyster bar where we enjoyed lots of oysters and fried shrimp!
More firsts- staying up wayyyyy past bedtime. There was an evening where Charlie wasn't in bed until 9:30pm!!! So much fun running around with her cousins. Overall, it was so nice to have a break from work and run around with family in FL.