Monday, September 8, 2008

Family Vacation

Over the weekend, we went to San Antonio for a little family vacation. We stayed at the Hyatt hotel right on the Riverwalk. It was so beautiful and so fun! When we got there on Friday, we walked up and down the Riverwalk and looked at all the beautiful scenery. We also went to check out the Alamo. It was closed so we just got to see it from the outside, but it was still a wonderful sight to see. When we finally settled down for the night, we were interested to see how Ashlyn would do sleeping in the same room as us. After saying goodnight to us about 10 times and say over and over again that mommy and daddy were sleeping, she finally laid down herself and went to bed.

The next morning we woke up and headed to Sea World. Jason and Ashlyn had never been there, so we were all very excited! We started out feeding the dolphins which was very cool! Then we looked at the stingrays and sharks. Then we headed over to the toddler area. Ashlyn got to go on her first real ride, it took you up high and then dropped and bounced. She really liked it. We played in that area for a while, because we couldn't go on any of the big rides and we were waiting for the shows to start. We saw the dolphin show and shamu, which Ashlyn loved! We swung by and saw the penguins, bought Ashlyn a few stuffed animals, and we were done for the day! It was so hot! She passed out in the stroller before we could even get back to the car.

We went back to the hotel for a quick rest and then headed back out. We check out the children's museum and went back to the Riverwalk. We went in a few shops to look around and I found the really cute shop called Jake's Place. We ended up finding a cute little shirt for Ashlyn and when we went up to pay Nakomis, from Big Brother 5/Allstars, was checking us out. We said we recognized her and she told us who she was. She was very nice and seemed to be doing well. It was so random to see her:)

That was pretty much it. We stopped by and saw my grandparents on the way home. My grandmother just turned 90! It was a fun little vacation! Here are some pics and you can see more on my flickr account.


Rebecca said...

Sounds like y'all had a great time!! I love the Riverwalk - especially during the holiday times!!

Cynthia said...

LOVE Seaworld! Can't wait to take Ethan - but I'm not sure I'll ever be ready for him to get on any rides!

Karen said...

Looks like fun! And I love the picture of Ashlyn in front of the Alamo!