We had Payton's birthday party the weekend before her birthday, so on her actual birthday we took a family trip to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. This place is a very short drive from our house and the kids love it. For the last couple years we've bought the season passes and I take the kids many times during the summer. It closes for the winter and for months, Payton has been asking when we can go back, so I thought it would be perfect for her birthday. Luckily, it just reopened daily for spring break!
One of her favorite things to do is feed these birds. She isn't afraid at all and wants as many birds as possible to land on her!
I didn't get a very good picture of Ella on the Airplane, but I had to include one anyway. She has been waiting for years to ride this ride, but the height minium is 36 inches. I not sure she is quite 36 inched yet, but the operator let her on and she was soooo excited! I always feel bad for her when I see kids riding that are obviously much younger than her, but she can't ride because she is so small for her age.
This is the walrus that was in the movie, 50 First Dates. It honestly seems very friendly and interacts a lot with the visitors. It was clapping it's fins together. It is seriously a huge animal and both cute and ugly at the same time. Ella is showing him her little plastic lizard.
The tigers are one of Ella's favorites. They have a show that we didn't catch this time, but definitely will next visit.