Trying to convince my kids that they should pose for a photo
We aren’t in Florida (wouldn’t that be nice?), but we DID have a very miniature SeaWorld visit in Boston on Tuesday! We drove into the Royal Sonesta Hotel, where I was hugely grateful for the complimentary parking! Parking in Boston is always difficult, and a big part of our not going there very often. This year with the snow leading to further parking restrictions it’s been nearly impossible!
We got to meet this very friendly Roseate Spoonbill rescue bird! He’s missing his other wing, but he doesn’t seem to mind that much since it means he gets to spend his life visiting kids!
Johnny wasn’t so sure about this American alligator while we were there, but it was all he wanted to talk about come bedtime!
The Magellanic Penguin pair was a real hit! My kids have been into penguins for a while, and seeing a couple in real life only fueled their enthusiasm!
Emma eventually got brave enough to pose with this alligator. See her hands up by her chin? She’s been doing that since she was a newborn! I think she was still feeling a little scared, but she is super proud of this picture! I was a little surprised that she chose to pose with the alligator over the bird!
We finished up the “best day EVER” (to quote Emma) with free lunch at the hotel, and some SeaWorld goodies to bring home! Emma had been having a hard time with Mike being out of town yet again (he returns tonight – hooray!!!), so this outing was especially well-timed. Thanks to Mom Central and SeaWorld for a day my kids will remember for a LONG time!