Thursday, May 30, 2013

San Antonio ~ 1st Family Vacation

On April 18th we headed down South to San Antonio for our 1st Family Vacation together. I was a bit nervous about us getting there because the very night before we left was the big fertilizer plant explosion in West, TX. I thought for sure the traffic going through would be a disaster. We got through with ease though and arrived in downtown SA early afternoon. We headed to the River Walk to eat at Rainforest Cafe because I thought it would be a good entertaining place to take the kids.

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Our next mission was to try to find the River Boat Tours.

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Next stop was our hotel which we absolutely LOVED! It was across the highway from Sea World at the Courtyard Marriott San Antonio/Sea World Westover Hills. It was right up our alley! There were murals of Sea World on the elevator doors and Shamu pictures out by the pool. It had Starbucks and a nice pool that was indoor/outdoor and heated. It was a good thing the pool was heated b/c it would have been a bit too chilly to swim, especially outdoors.

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We had a rough night sleeping since it was Aniston’s first night away from her own crib. But the next morning we got up and waited for the shuttle to take us to Sea World.



We got there right when they opened, at 10am. It was so chilly and I was worried that we would freeze with what we were wearing. We went directly to the sea lion show and sat pretty far back so we wouldn’t be in the splash zone.  However, water sprayed out into the audience and we still got wet which made us even more super cold!!!


Next we headed straight to the Shamu Theater. We sat on the very last row so that Grayson could stand up and see everything. He was purely amazed!!! It was so cute to watch!!!


Next we headed to feed the dolphins, which G had been saying he wanted to do but he quickly changed his mind when he saw how sharp their teeth are. Daddy had to feed them.

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The Bay of Play was a super cute area with rides and Sesame Street characters. The kids did not want the characters getting close to them but they were fine watching them from afar.


Sister got mad she wasn’t tall enough to ride :(


We had some Dippin’ Dots and I swear a squirrel almost attacked us for them!!!

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We saw some scary Alligators!!!

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We had a blast and I’m so glad we went! The weather ended up being perfect later on and the crowds weren’t bad at all!!!


When we got back to the hotel we swam some more! This time we went to the outdoor part!


Then, sadly it was time to head home!!!


Grayson started T-Ball in Wylie at the end of March. He was on the Houston Astros team and they had practices on Monday’s at 5:30 and games were on Saturday’s with some during the week too. He really enjoyed getting out there and being a ball player. It was so cute to watch! I saw great improvement in his skills toward the end. Can’t wait for his next season and to see his skills develop even more!

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My boy is 4 and I couldn’t LOVE him more!!!

So, Wow! I am just now getting around to posting Grayson’s birthday blog. Lately I’ve just been too busy to blog. I haven’t printed pictures out since before December and I have always been on top of picture ordering and organizing! What in the world is going on?

Well, it’s almost been 2 months since Grayson’s 4th Birthday. We started the day with him wearing his “Happy Birthday to Me” shirt to school.

He ate his beloved biscuit and choc milk from McD’s.

We took iced cookies to share with his friends.

Thank goodness he didn’t have to spend the day in the closet like last year with tornadoes going on in the area.

Later that evening, he blew out his candle and enjoyed us singing Happy Birthday to him.

On Saturday, April 6th, we had his birthday party!

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Our little man has grown so much it’s crazy! He is wearing size 4T but mostly now 5T shirts, and 4T shorts. Size 11 shoes.

He has a love for Batman & Spiderman, T-Ball, Team Umizoomi, Special Agent Oso, LeapFrog learning videos and his ultimate favorite is Angry Birds on the Kindle Fire.

We found out that Jett, one of his close friends at school,  just lives a few houses down from us so they have gotten to play outside a few times. He really enjoys that and talks about his pals Jett, Richard and Zayden from school all the time.

He has learned to ride his bike super fast.

He enjoyed his 1st season of T-Ball                              (more on that in next post)

Absolutely can’t believe my boy is 4 and that next fall he will be starting Kinder. I think I will cry non-stop when that happens! eeeeek! Slow it down, Bubba!!!!

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