Sunday morning I woke up with the feeling that we HAD to get out of this hotel. Thankfully, Joe took all of our laundry to a nearby laundromat and washed/dried/folded them all. There is a washer/dryer here at the hotel, but it's near the front door and it would've taken me all day sitting downstairs to do all of our laundry so we thought a laundromat would be best.
While Joe did that, I took Easton to the mall to see Santa. It opened at 11:00 so we got there early - about 10:30 - and there was already a line. It didn't look too bad, but we ended up waiting almost two hours. Easton did great those two hours - I was much more frazzled than he was by the end. My thought was that they really should put a time limit on how long a kid talks to Santa. Then I got up there and realized what was taking so long was parents picking out pictures and them printing them.
Anyway, Easton got to see Santa Claus and was excited and that was ALL that mattered. He told Santa he wants "a monkey toy, an elephant toy, and a giraffe toy". Santa looks about as frazzled as I felt...HA!
After Santa, I took Easton to the zoo. We *LOVE* Riverbanks Zoo here in South Carolina. It's just the BEST zoo. We will SO miss going. We went all the time, especially when the weather was nice.
Easton was so excited to see the elephants, which are always his favorite.
We stayed at the lion exhibit for a while too. The female lion was on alert and was really watching us.
Next we went to the aquarium. I could really take my time there, but Easton usually speeds through!
We found Nemo!
Easton was as close to this guy as he'll ever be! Wouldn't you love to know what the animal was thinking?!