Monday, February 20, 2012

Disney Day 3 – Sea World

We woke early on Sunday and found Nolan and Luke to be in fantastic moods. Arriving at Sea World when the park gates opened, we were greeted by Nolan’s soon-to-be new favorite friend: Shamu.

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The adults rode the roller coasters in ‘shifts’ so that someone would always be with the boys and do some exploring. There was SO much for them to see and do here!

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We hung out by the sea turtles (just like Crush from Nemo!) for a while since they were being so active!

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Nemo & Dory were sure to follow the boys where ever they went! Unfortunately, we lost Dory at some point in Sea World.

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After our first roller coaster, we stopped by the Manta Ray tank where you could pet them as they swam by. This was HUGE for the boys since Mr. Ray (from Finding Nemo) is their favorite character from the movie. All they could talk about was Mr. Ray! I didn't get any pictures since I was shooting video of the whole event.

We stopped by the dolphin pool. I could have watched them swim & play all morning!

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There were a lot of shoulder-rides during the trip!

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We saw a little Nemo fish…

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…and some other cool fish in the aquarium…

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…but I liked the shark tube the best!

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The sweetest thing about this ride:

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After the train ride stopped, I couldn’t get through the riders exiting to get to the boys, so by the time I reached them, Nolan had freed himself from the seat belt and was helping Luke to get out too. I heard him saying, “It’s okay Lukie, I will help you.” I was sure to tell him how proud of him I was!

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Another random dance party with Pop! He’s so much fun to hang out with!

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By the time we made it to the dolphin show, the boys were passed out in their strollers. Neither of them had slept in a stroller since they were about 9 months old, so I wasn’t sure if they would nap there during vacation. It was a nice surprise!

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Pop purchased a Shamu for Nolan and a “Bruce” the shark for Luke (again, Nemo reference). Nolan carried this Shamu for the entirety of our trip.


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We left Sea World after the dolphin show because my parents, Justin and I were driving down to Tampa to meet up with friends and watch the Superbowl at Miller’s Ale House. Before we left for Tampa, we did hit the pool for some more swimming!

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Luke and Nolan used their new Nemo swimmies. By this day, both boys were jumping into the pool (into our arms, of course) and swimming unassisted with their swimmies. Nolan especially loved floating & swimming!

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