|Mom's awesome picture of a hummingbird.|
|Dax wanted a picture with every single animal statue. |
Mark joined him on this one.
|Mark was absolutely thrilled to see the cheetah--his favorite animal.|
|Mark loved helping Seth see the animals. I'm not sure how Seth felt about it.|
|A very nice lady handed Dax a quarter and let him try out the foot massager.|
|Seth walking with Grandpa Daniels.|
|My sister loves hippos! And so did these kiddos!|
|My mom, me, and my sister Steph!|
|The brunettes in my family!|
|My dad and Dax eating lunch. Dax had to sit in the sun because he was too cold in the shade!|
|Dax kept checking the map to make sure we didn't miss anything.|
|Mark with his cousin Daniel getting ready to ride the bus.|
|Riding the tour bus with the entire group...this is only a small part of us!|
|Seth loved the zoo!|
|"Look, mom! It's me!"|
For dinner that night Grandpa had arranged for one of his favorite restaurants, an Italian place called Bucco de Beppo. There was a slightly exciting moment when one of the cousins dropped his mom's iPhone through a 1/2 inch space behind the bench that was screwed into the wall. The manager had to unscrew the entire 25 foot-long bench to get the phone out, but at least it was retrieved. It is something that we will all remember, much to my sister's dismay!
We ended the day with a little swimming at the hotel pool and hot tub. The water was too cold for Mom, but the boys and Dad all braved it and went swimming. It's more fun with cousins around, too! Grandpa, Uncle Jonny, and Mom spent a lot of time in the hot tub, and Seth went back and forth between pool and hot tub all night. And later when we came back from the trip, Seth said his favorite part was the hot pool. It always makes big trips seem so worth while when that is what the kids remember!
|Seth and Dad had lots of fun in the pool|
|The boys didn't seem to mind the freezing water.|
|There was lot of jumping!|
|We played with cousins. These four jumped in the pool over and over again.|
|Aunt Britt came swimming too!|