Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sea World and the bathroom fiasco!

When we decided to go to San Diego, we were trying to decide what "thing" to do. There was Disney Land, Knott's Berry Farm, Sea World, the zoo, a Safari Park, and I'm sure there are tons more we don't know about. We decided that it would be fun to do Sea World. It had been many years since my mom went and a seagull pooped on her mom's hair, and we had never been, so we thought it was a great idea. We got to the park around 10 and walked through all the exhibits and watched the Shamu (or shampoo as Grandpa Foulger was trying to convince them his name was) show. I thought there was going to be more animals than there was but it was fun to see everything. Watching Shamu was really fun. Those animals are amazing. We opted to not sit in the splash zone for fear a little baby might not like the water. It was lots of walking and Carson was a trooper about not complaining about having to walk the entire way. 
We all had to buy hats and sunglasses when we got there because the sun was so intense.

Picture with Shamu. Travis was really excited to see him.

We got to watch the killer whales swim in their tank.

Landon started the day with a nap and ended the day with a nap.

With it being so warm, we were all pretty thirsty. Grandma and the boys picked out some pretty cool cups to keep refilling.

Travis and Carson checking out what's in the  little tide pool.

They were able to touch sea stars and some little sea urchin things.

Checking out some turtles.

Having a little snack before the Shamu Show started.

What a cute little bug!

Shamu performing some pretty cool tricks.

We stopped and fed the flamingos for a bit.

Carson and I as penguins.

There was a little Sesame Street Amusement park and the boys were able to talk Auntie Butts into going with them on the ride. Carson went by himself.

Megan and Travis enjoying the ride.

Grandma told the boys about a week before we left that if they were good, she would give them some money to spend on something they wanted on our trip. Carson chose to spend his money on a leather necklace that had his name engraved on it.

Travis chose to buy a stuffed animal.

Landon being crazy in the pac n play in the hotel. They had everything you could possibly need  there.  We were able to get a crib, high chair and bed rails for when Landon would be in bed with me. It was so nice!
After Sea World, we decided to have Panda Express for dinner. After we were done, both boys needed to go to the bathroom. Grandma said she would take them. Carson, being older now, doesn't want to have to go in the women's, so since it was a one person bathroom, we told him to go in and just lock the door so no one could get in. Well...bad idea! I was sitting with Landon while everyone was using the bathroom when Travis comes over and says, "Mom, Carson is locked in the bathroom." I just figured he was having a hard time getting it open again. After a few minutes and no Carson and three workers trying to help, my mom calls me over and says they can't get it open and he's freaking out. I went over and got him calmed down as my sister, three workers and I tried to think of ways to get the door open. We tried giggling, banging, having him  wiggle and jiggle the lock, but nothing we did was working. We got all the pins out of the hinges, but couldn't get the door off of them. After over 30 minutes, and no luck, one of the workers called the fire department and told them what was going on. They showed up with a huge crow bar and a sledge hammer and pried the door open. Carson was SO happy to be out! Come to find out...the previous day, a little bit older boy had gotten locked in there for a while but was eventually able to giggle the lock loose. Another person eating there told us that he had witnessed that happening to others before in there! I sure hope they decided to get their locks fixed!
Landon and I waiting outside the door talking to Carson  while we waited for the fire department to come.
Fire department to the rescue!
He's finally out!


Staci said...

Looks like you had lots of fun in Cali. I would have been a paniced mommy for Carson. Now he has a funny story to tell when he gets older.