We had such a great time on our trip! The kids were awesome in the car, Owen and Maddie watched movies, Ellie slept and I got to read a book!
We went to Sea World on the first day. As soon as we got out of the car Maddie saw the roller coaster and immediately said she wanted to ride on it, Owen was adamant that he didn't. Sadly, Maddie is a bit too short. We made sure the kids were all covered in sunscreen, but I got distracted and forgot to sunscreen myself. So 2 hours into the day I was burnt to a crisp. I put a ton on after that but it sucked. ( I started peeling and Bud can't leave it alone. He was peeling big chunks off today and offering me money to eat it. I don't know what is wrong with him. )
I had worried about the kids begging for stuff. So we told them as soon as we got to the park that the would get a souvenirs, but not until the end of the day. Maddie fell in love with a dolphin hand puppet with a squeaker. She waited patiently all day and we bought it just before we left. The next day she wanted to take it with us and we let her. She also had her kitty, it is the head of Marie from Aristocats attached to a little blanket. What are those things called anyway? we use to call it kitty head. Anyway as we were leaving the park we realized she didn't have the dolphin or kitty.
Bud ran through the park looking for them and we went to the lost and found, but they hadn't been turned it. I was so sick over it, I started crying. She has had that kitty since she was 10 months. I got it at the Disney outlet for two dollars. When I realized how much she liked it I started looking for another, my sister-in-law found one. We have switched them out for washings, so I knew we would be able to replace it, but now we don't have a spare. I have googled looking for another, I would pay a lot for another one. The folks at lost and found said they would mail them if they were turned in. Can you believe someone found them and kept them? I can see with the dolphin because it was obviously new, but kitty was nasty. Maddie rubs it on her face and the fur is all matted up. It is clearly a lovey for a small kid. What kind of ass keeps it? Anyway she woke up a few times at the hotel asking for blanket kitty. Broke my heart.