Monday, June 9, 2008

Sea World

This last Saturday we got to go to Sea World in San Diego. I was excited for Andre to go there as now he is very aware of all the different animals, knows what they say, where they live, etc. The trip definitely met all of my expectations, Andre loved it! The cool thing is that for the price of a single-day admission you get a pass to come back as many times as you want for the rest of the calendar year, so we are definitely going to plan a few more trips down there. Andre was fascinated with Shamu shows, as well as others, loved looking at the fish, flamingoes, dolphins, plus an added bonus to any Sesame Street fan - a playground with their favorite characters and fun rides. All this excitement led to the completely skipped nap and blood-shot eyes for the second half of the day - but it was definitely worth it. And even with the missed nap and going to bed later than usual, Andre still managed to wake up at 6 am the next morning! - no logic to that.

Waiting for the show to begin

Everytime Andre was on Jeff's shoulders, he would take off Jeff's hat and put it on his head (despite the fact that he refuses to wear his own hats) - the grass is always greener...
Again, waiting for the show to begin
Andre smelling th pretty flowers
Isn't this the cutest pictur?
And this one...

What's over there?
Harper did very well the whole day doing his regular thing - eating, sleeping and pooping (I actually managed to run out of wipes due to the latter, and had to ask a random family for some)

Andre loved Sesame Street themed rides, and wanted to go on them again and again. Unfortunately the lines did not allow us to do so - here, Andre's face says it all

Andre called this ride - 'Elmo masheena' ('masheena' = 'car' in Russian)
Spinning around
We stayed at the park until late and got to see a late Shamu show, which is different from the regular day one. I thought I would put a video of it, mainly for my aunt Zhanna and other people who have no idea what the show is like. So if you have spare 20 minutes, here it is:

Part 1

Part 2


Michelle said...

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Britney and Jaren Jensen said...

Wow Masha, that looks like soo much fun! I GUESS you guys made a good choice! I love the pics of shamuuu very nice!