Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Killing Time

After our day of family fun, sadly, Andy had to go to work. Yesterday the thought of spending an entire day alone with the boy in a hotel room trying to entertain him didn't appeal to me in the least, so we boarded the shuttle and went back to Busch Gardens. We had a really great time. It's amazing that there are so many different activities to keep us occupied, especially since he's so little and limited by what he's allowed to do. Mostly we visited animals and played in water. Here are some of the highlights:

C was fascinated by the flamingos. He spent probably ten minutes rooted to the same spot just watching them. Of course half way through I realized he was also enjoying sucking on the fence.

Apparently you have to hit the gorilla habitat at just the right time of day to catch a glimpse. Probably if I would have tried, I never would have seen him, but since we were clueless, there he was a few feet away from us. I was amazed at how huge he was and that a silverback gorilla really does have a silver back. He was gorgeous.

The boy has developed the habit of frantically pushing the red release button on his stroller tray when he wants to get down. Luckily he hasn't figured out how to open it, but he sure tries. Whenever I let him out, he'll run off for a while and then get tired and come back to the stroller. He would get very excited about everything around him and just want to explore. This was right before he tripped and skinned his knees.

Cute pose with the gorilla statue.

He loved the carousel. It was definitely his favorite ride. (It was hard to get a good picture of him while one hand was holding him onto the horse and we were twirling around.)

He loved this statue. I had a hard time getting him away from it.

It was a bit chilly outside because of the clouds blocking the sun, but he saw this little water park and went crazy. I bought a swim diaper for $5 at the gift shop, stripped him down and let him play. There were no other people in the entire village, so it was a fun little treat we had all to ourselves.

So excited to be there, he's clapping.

Chasing the dancing water.

It's hard to tell from the pics, but he thought the erratic water was hilarious. He just stood there laughing, his shoulders were shaking with delight and his eyes were tearing up as he laughed deep and hard for the longest time. He thought that the one spigot that shot high and then low was so funny.

And then his pants were wet, so he ran around as the weird pantless child for the rest of the day.