Today was the day we went to the ocean. The kids were so excited. We drove down to Corpus Christi and then to Port Aransas and took a ferry ride across to Padre Island. It was really fun. I am clostraphobic so the ferry boat ride was interesting for me. Being in our car, surrounded by other cars, surrounded by water...not my idea of relaxing. I'm so glad we did it though. As we were coming across on the ferry Kaibryn said, "This is the greatest day of my life."
It rained on us the whole way down and I prayed that it would stop by the time we got there. God answers prayer. By the time we got there it had quit raining and was partly cloudy. Christopher absolutely loved the water. He went out as far as Chris could let him (if the pictures will download you can see him) and just let the waves crash on him and over him. Kaibryn tried to be brave. She and I just got in and let the waves push us out on to the beach. Cooper did not like the seaweed. He held on to Chris the whole time.
After we spent time at the ocean we started home. Christopher asked for a drink and before we knew it he had drank the WHOLE bottle of water. Let me just say within about 30 minutes he had to go to the bathroom three times. He learned the fine art (I guess) of using the restroom in a bottle in a moving car on a highway. It was very funny. He thought it was great. He is such a little boy.
It looks like we are going to have to commute from Corpus Christi to Sea World Thursday and Friday. Chris has done EVERYTHING he can to cancel but the management in Corpus has not been helpful. They have lied to us and not returned phone calls. There is nothing we can do at this point but to be joyful in all things. So that is what we are going to do. I have to remind myself of that because I am NOT happy about it but once again, God is in control. We are having such a great time. The kids are so funny and think everything we do is the greatest. So there is not way I'm going to let this situation drown out all that joy.
We are playing tomorrow by ear (I'm learning to be flexible...I'm a planner) but I know whatever we do it will be fun and I can't wait.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Posted by The Anderson Zoo at 8:26 PM