We drove through a crazy (but quick) haboob on the way there!
We stayed at a beautiful hotel right on Mission Bay across the street from Sea World. Helen surprised me with my first birthday set up right when we got there.
He was very happy to be out of the car (along with the rest of us, thanks to him!).
Helen got me my favorite almond champagne from a winery in Temecula!
Apparently crying hysterically for 5 hours will tire a little guy out! He slept amazing that first night (unfortunately, his sleeping pattern went down hill from there, but hey, I'll take one good night whenever I can get it!).