Saturday, January 05, 2008

San Antonio....and the fate of the gingerbread house.

For a few weeks before Christmas, Sam hinted to me that we might be going somewhere in the days after Christmas. Some sort of little vacation with Jon and Kelly. All he would tell me is that we would be driving somewhere between 3 and 30 hours, and he wouldn't tell me which direction. Didn't exactly narrow it down, did it?

Christmas morning, Sam let me open a little package that showed me our trip would be to San Antonio for three days, including a visit to Sea World!

It was a little chilly in the morning when we got to Sea World. Good thing we all had coats and hats!
Henry got to ride his very first roller coaster! It was really so fun. He laughed through the entire thing, got off and ran right up to the start to go again.
Much to his disappointment, Jonah wasn't tall enough to ride the roller coaster. He found joy in the teacup ride instead!
We stayed at the park all day and the boys crashed in the car on the way back to the hotel. Daddy was happy to carry them up to the room--I'm sure he was feeling very thankful for elevators!

After a few minor modifications, we had a great two-room suite! The kids slept behind the curtain in their room.....

and the adults played cards and ate junk food in our room! :)

Jon and Kelly had their own room, but we confiscated some of their furniture while doing our renovations!

We went to almost all of the shows at Sea World--they were so much fun. That is really a great place. Sam was able to get us really inexpensive tickets on craigslist.

While we were in San Antonio we also ate a great Mexican dinner on the river walk and took a boat tour of the river walk. It was all still decorated for Christmas and looked so very pretty. There were Christmas lights EVERYWHERE. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of anything after Sea World since my camera battery needed charged and I didn't remember to bring the charger along!

And on a completely unrelated note....

Remember our lovely little gingerbread house?

It has been driving the boys crazy. It is made of candy, after all.

And candy is meant to be eaten, right?

I told the boys they could start in on the house, and I showed them how to pull off the pieces they wanted to eat. All very civilized and everything. I walked away for a moment and when I came back, they were devouring the house with their teeth!

At least they were taking turns!


MCK Mama said...

Hah! We've done the curtain thing in a hotel room before ourselves. I LOVE that you got a photo of it!!!

Heidi Jo said...

oh that is hilarious! i love how they just bite it off...not daintly sneak pieces here and there!

Tami said...

What a great surprise! I would love to go to Sea World! I love the pic's of the boys eating the gingerbread house.

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sam said...

Oh, you gossipy little girls you....Sheesh, I guy gets laid up in the hospital for a few days and you don't even feel sorry for him. Pray for the nurses, pray for Lisa....WHAT ABOUT ME??? (The nurses here are horrendoous, FYI). I just have to say one thing. I sure love my marriage and the relationship we have with Jon and Kelly is really truly one thing that keeps me sane. I do love having them so close by. Oh and I love my kids....(Did I say everything right Lisa? Let me know).

Grace said...

What a wonderful surprise! Looks like so much fun! I love San Antonio during Christmastime. The lights are beautiful!

My boys ate their gingerbread house, too. They were so excited to taste it, but soon realized it wasn't as good as it looked!