Patti loved the butterflies... she put her hand out (like they show her in Bible class) and was being really still - hoping a butterfly would land on her.
We got to the hotel a little early and had to wait in the lobby until our room was ready. Moody Gardens is great... when we checked in, they had gift bags for the kids. The goggles were a big hit!
Cal loved the room... he was right at home.
After settling in, we went downstairs where they had a clown doing balloon animals and face painting. Cal wasn't interested in the painting, but loved his poodle! Patti got Elmo painted on her hand... she was so proud of it! The hotel also had a big jumpy-thing (whatever!) that the kids loved playing on.
After playing at the hotel, we realized it was time for dinner. So, we loaded the kids up and tried to find a place to eat. Since we were having so much fun, and because our hotel check-in was 4:00, there was no time for naps. Cal and Patti managed to get one in on the way to dinner.
After dinner, we headed back to the hotel to get ready for bed. Daniel brought in the DVD player and set up a nice little pallet for the kids. They loved it.
Then, it was off to the Strand to do some shopping... woo hoo! We stopped off at the ice cream and candy shop.