**Warning! This is a long post. LOADS of pictures!**
Looking at the dolphins. Trying to pet the bat rays. This was a bit of a problem since he actually wanted to SWIM with them!
Family Picture #3!
Entering Shark Encounter! Brian was very much looking forward to this since he has a fascination with sharks. Little did we know that Jaxon was going to become obsessed with them too! As soon as we walked away, "See sharks again." We saw them like 5 times during our 3 visits!
Wanting to pet the baby sharksIn the shark tunnel. "I see sharp teeth. Shark has sharp teeth!" "I touch shark teeth." We are great parents! We just let him crawl right into the exhibit!One second after this the alarms sounded and I grabbed him and got the heck out of there! I seriously thought the shark police were coming to get us. But we weren't the only people who set off the alarm. Next time we went an adult got in and set it off too! Made me feel a bit better. Before we even left the hotel, Brian said, "Let's get Jaxon a souvenir from Sea World. Maybe he'd like a shark." Now, this went against what he said the day before, "No need to get Jax anything from The Wild Animal Park. He has plenty of toys." Of course sharks are ok because Brian likes them!
So, we walk out of the Shark Encounter right into the gift shop. Of course, what is there on the floor, perfect for a little boy to look through, but a bin of assorted sharks. There were big ones and little ones, Hammerheads and Great Whites. We were trying to steer Jax toward the small $5.00 sharks, but do you think this is what he wanted? Oh no. He went straight for the $15 sharks! Not only that, but he had at least THREE in his hands! At one point he made a run for the stroller... a good 20 feet away, with FIVE UNPAID sharks in hand! We ended up carrying a kicking and screaming Jaxon out of the gift shop because he only got one. "I need to hag dem all. I need dem!" Oh I'm sure you do! I think this is why he kept wanting to go back to see the sharks. He wanted more toys!
Elmo's Flying FishWaiting in lineFinally! Our turn to ride an Elmo Fish
After the ride we ran into Elmo. Now this was a complete fluke. We had no idea he was there and the second we got in line an employee came and put the ropes after us. We were the last ones allowed to see Elmo that day! As an added bonus... we got to meet Cookie Monster!
Giving Elmo a high five.Sitting with Elmo & Cookie Monster. Telling them about Sharka. Not kidding.
Playing on the bouncy floor. Watching all of the toddlers was a riot!
Back at the Sea Lions in our last 2 hours in San Diego.Feeding the sea lions. We weren't very good at it according to Brian. I even screamed once when a bird tried to snatch the fish from Jaxon's hand. Yes, Jaxon's hand, I didn't care to touch the slimy, stinky fish. But Jax had no reservations, plus he was pro. He and Daddy did it twice the first day!
His smile simply melts my heart.
One last time at the shark encounter. This time he had to get closer to the sharks!Family Picture #6Daddy's turn to ride the Flying Fish!
This poster cracked me up!
ne more day of We ♥ San Diego!