Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Sea World

We had the nicest time at Sea World today. I was amazed at how much the kids loved it. I knew they'd enjoy themselves but couldn't have imagined how much.
Luke loved the Orca's and we had to go back and view them a few different times. He and Ella both were in a trance during the show"Believe" At one point Ella, in between her squealing, shouts of joy and applause, tried to run to the glass saying, "I'll save you Orca. Im coming to swim with you!!!" I think she actually thought she would get in the pool somehow. I still cant figure out what they needed saving from.
Luke kept stating how much he loved Sea World. He was a happy and cheerful boy all day. It was one of the most fun Family days I can remember. I loved watching their faces as they saw things for the first time.
The cutest part came after we saw the sharks. Luke was quite nervous and in a bit of a hurry to get out of there, although thats that part he wanted to do right off the bat. When we were done I gave him a high-five and said how proud I was of his bravery. He played it off like he was never scared in the least... false. After a minute he turned to Ella and said, in his sweet voice he uses with her sometimes, "Ella, You did it! I am so proud of you and you were so brave in there with the sharks. You're such a big girl. Gimme five!" Ella's face lit up as she received this praise for another few minutes from her hero. I love watching these encounters.


Baker and Jenny said...

impressed that you already have a page layout! I love it.. soo much fun.

Shari said...

SO cute! Luke is a good big brother!

Barbara said...

Ask Dave if he remembers being told about when he
was 18 months and we went to Sea World. When his dumb mother forgot to put sun tan lotion on his little face and he was burned to a crisp. You are such a better mother. I love Luke and Ella's enthusiasm for new things. It's great.

Steve & Tiffany said...

Cute pictures! I am so glad you're kids had a blast! Sea World is sooo fun!

Jenn said...

I'm so jealous that you have warm weather and can go do fun things outside! How cute are your kids?!

Tasha said...

You really have such a neat family Jill.

jenny j said...

i know. we stink.
but in all fairness to me - bob is the one that declined. and i have no shame in throwing him under the bus.

on a side note - i'll drive to you. i mean how many months do we have left of the wirthlins? not many. so we could plan a day trip - even in the oc if needed.
let's do it. and the smelly boys can go to anita's or something.

Baby Olivia

Baby Olivia
bright eyes

My funny Ella

My funny Ella

My handsome Luke

My handsome Luke