(This post has been sitting in my draft box for weeks. I wanted to edit all the photos before posting them. But, I'm not going to. Too many photos to share, and I want to get this post up. And then another. And another. So, just enjoy these photos for what they are: memories. And ignore what they are not: art. Thankyouverymuch!)
This year, we decided to start a new Christmas tradition. Instead of giving the kids a ton of presents, we decided to take a Mystery Trip.
We told the kids that we'd use the money that would normally go towards gifts and put it towards a trip.
They seemed excited.
A bit worried that there would be no gifts on Christmas morning. (Never fear! Their grandparents covered that for them. And, they did also have a bunch of goodies in their stockings come Christmas morn.)
This year's trip?
Where we oohed! and aahed! over all things made of Legos,
rode a bunch of rides,
|He says that's his "pirate face." Looks very similar to his "grumpy face" to me!|
Apparently, at Seaworld, we were so busy taking it all in that I didn't take many pictures.
Maybe I was too busy feeding shrimp to the rays. Boy, those things come at you like torpedoes when they smell food in the water!!
|I think my facial expression pretty much says it all -- WHOA!!|
We had a great time, and the kids are still talking about it.
In addition to physical pictures, we have mental pictures and many, many memories that we'll cherish for years to come.
|The kids actually said this was their most favorite time during our trip -- a HUGE bubble bath in our hotel!!!|
Now to plan for next year's Mystery Trip...