We got off to a rough start with this vacation, but after tonight, I can say definitively that it has all been worth the pains it took to get here. We spent the day at Sea World, feeding dolphins, being dazzled by Shamu, and eating ice cream bars during the water ski show. It was a perfect day - a little overcast, so not too hot, and even Addie seemed to enjoy all the shows. She napped in the stroller when the day got too long.
As we were making s'mores by the fire pit tonight, Nina walked up to me and gave me a section from her little square of Hershey bar. I said, "That's so nice, Nina. You're giving me some of your chocolate?" She replied, "Yes, Mommy. I'm sharing with you to say thank you for taking us on this really great trip."
I believe that little square of chocolate is the best thank you I've ever received.