Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sea World

Sorry, sorry... I don't post often enough, I know. My hands have been giving me fits lately, so I've been avoiding typing and/or shirking my responsibilities to the Liam-obsessed public, depending on your point of view.

It's not that he hasn't done anything interesting. The kid is extremely interesting!

Last Saturday evening we went down to Sea World. Couple of reasons for this... our annual passes expired at the end of June, and also, we wanted to do a test run for the 4th of July fireworks.

We (Mommy & Liam) rode the "robot Elmo" ride. The cars are shaped like Elmo's head, and each car is dressed up as something: fish, cow, etc. Ours was the robot, which worked out well--Liam had definitely decided during our 20 minutes in line that he wanted to ride the robot. I would have had to get back in line & wait for another ride if we hadn't lucked into the robot car! Anyway, as with all rides, Liam loved it, and was quite difficult to get off. We're still working on learning about taking turns...

Then, as Liam says, "we saw a lot of shows!" Actually, we attended 2 shows, and he saw 1 of them. We started at the dolphin show, which he spent mostly nuzzled into my neck. They had some pyrotechnics that included large jets of flame shooting up from time to time, and he absolutely hated them. Didn't seem to bode well for the fireworks experiment. (Incidentally, the dolphin show was very cool, including the pyro part!)

The Shamu show was next, and this one we did manage to get Liam to watch... although he insisted that the lights were bothering him & that he needed to wear his sunglasses. He loved the show, especially the parts where the whales splashed the audience (not us, we were up too high). He likes telling about "the baby whale spitting on the people!" And yeah, that is what it did. Again, a very cool show. It's nice that they have the trainers back in the water with the animals.

Finally, after the Shamu show, we got to stay in our seats for their nightly fireworks display. Liam did just fine with them. He did keep the sunglasses on throughout, but whatever. We were more concerned with the noise scaring him. His review: "the fireworks went BOOOOOM!!!" So, we're all set for Saturday's show. Yay! We watched from a few miles away last year, and it was definitely not the way fireworks were meant to be seen.


  1. Whew, I know that my pyro sister--er, Grandma Diana, I mean, is breathing a sigh of relief that Liam is okay with fireworks! ;)

  2. Yep, he's definitely ready to be part of the Zornow Militia whenever he gets to go back to Indiana for the Fourth!