Today was our second day in New Hampshire. We only got a couple hours of sleep last night, as Raul decided he just wasn't going to sleep, and was up all night! We had a yummy breakfast, then went to the hotel farm tour. We got to see their donkeys, goats, sheep, bunnies, llamas, and alpacas. Raul got to go into the goat pen to pet them, even! Then we came back up to room and Raul and I took a nap while my mom took a walk. Raul was so tired, we decided it was best to nap before going back to Santa's Village.
Santa's Village was more crowded today, but still not too bad. There were lines, but we were able to use a handicap pass on most rides. We spent another few hours there, but only repeated one ride! Raul decided today that he loves rides! Every one that we went up to he got all excited to go on, and had a hard time waiting. When it finished, he told me that the flying sleigh ride was "the best ride ever"! Although the only ride that he requested to go on twice in a row was the small swing ride that was for young children only. We were nervous about not going with him, but he had a blast, and smiled the whole time! He was a little confused about why no one was sitting with him, but he was tough and went along (twice!).
We visited the reindeer again and learned that they have 28 of them. The babies and elderly reindeer are up in another barn, but the rest are there in the park. Today they had carrots to feed them, and Raul liked helping to feed them.
It had been threatening rain all day, but had not rained yet as we were nearing the end of our day at the park. I had been considering taking Raul on the roller coaster, and we got in line, but then I decided that it looked hard to hold Raul on. Unfortunately, he had already decided we were going, and cried when we tried to bail, so we went back. As soon as the train took off a torrential downpour began! The ride went through the course twice, and by the end we were totally soaked through and it was getting a bit slippery on the bench. Raul smiled some during the ride, but when we got to the end he started bawling. We think it was mostly about the rain, but aren't totally sure! My mom took him on the carousel one last time so we would end on a good note, and he smiled and laughed the whole time!
When we got back to the hotel we decided to swim since we were already soaked. We went to the indoor pool so we wouldn't have to carry the stroller up and down the stairs again (there is one small elevator, but it is a bit scary and slow, and is more like a home elevator). Raul had a good time splashing, throwing a beach ball, and playing with one of his plastic cars. After bandages we went to dinner, and Raul did great again tonight playing with the iPad! I put him to bed early, and he fell asleep pretty fast, so we are hoping he will stay asleep!