Last weekend we made a quick trip to San Antonio for a graduation. One of Cody's cousins husband was
graduating from the Air Force boot camp so we went. Well,I use the term "We went" very loosely. Cody went to the graduation while me and the kids stayed at the hotel. heehee Which trust me, Cody probably got off as the easy one. I don't know what it is about my kids being in a hotel that makes them so unmanageable. The night before we got to the hotel at 9ish. It was probably 10:30 or so by the time we got the kids to bed. Cody and I had a hard time falling asleep. It was at LEAST midnight by the time I fell asleep and at 2 in the morning Kayla woke up SCREAMING! I think the pack-n-play is finally too small for her. I got her up and her and I went into the other bed ( our room had two beds and Tyler was sleeping on the pull out couch in the living room area. ) So her and I were in a bed by ourselves. She basically went right back to sleep ON MY ARM. Well she sleep solid for about an hour or so and then tossed a lot until about 4:30 when she decided she was gonna try and wake up even though she was exhausted. Mean while this whole time, I have been laying there trying to prevent her from falling off the bed and to keep my arms from falling asleep. Just before six she FINALLY started to settle back down and go to sleep when Cody's alarm went off. DOH! I struggled with her for 40 or so more minutes and about 7ish we both knocked out! Thank goodness. We sleep until 8:30 or so and then got up to find poor Tyler WIDE awake. I have no idea how long he had been awake for. So needless to say I didn't get much sleep. We got all dressed and Cody came and picked us up to take us to lunch around 12:30. We went to McDonald's and they didn't have any soda! WHAT?! They were serving ice tea and water bottles. BOOOOO I hate drinking water with food. When I am working out, I LOVE water but just not when I am eating. We played for a while and then we went to the River Walk where we found Tyler's happy place. That would be the Disney Store. Him and Kayla both were going nuts! This what Tyler picked out
WARNING: Toy Story 3 spoiler below
Tyler is in denial. He thinks Lotso is a good guy. He fell in love with Lotso before he saw the movie and when he came home from the movie he kept saying Lotso was a good guy. Daddy kept laughing and was telling me how he was actually the bad guy. We kept telling Tyler that it didn't matter how many times he said it, it wasn't going to make it true! haha So now he tells everyone that Lotso was a good guy at first, but then is a little bad at the end. haha He told Uncle Kurt ALL about Lotso and how he was a bad guy. Uncle Kurt was upset he ruined it for him so he ruined the 6th Sense for him....if you haven't seen the movie, skip to the next paragraph. BUt any ways, Uncle Kurt ruin the 6th Sense for Tyler and told him the Bruce Willis was a ghost. I don't think Tyler cared...haha I thought it was hysterical.
Any ways. He was IN LOVE with this little Lotso doll so Cody got it for him. Kayla ( thank goodness ) fell asleep in the stroller
I don't know why blogger turned the picture because it looks weird but any ways. She also got some new shoes and she is in LOVE with them. She keeps saying, "Wook, pridy new shoes"
After the Riverwalk we went to dinner with everyone and had a lot of fun. Then we went back to the hotel and hung out all evening and went to bed at a decent time. We sleep from 9:30 until 9 the next morning. My back was hurting me so bad the next day from laying down for that long. In fact, a little after 7 I didn't sleep much but stayed in bed because everyone else was still fast asleep.
On the way home, we stopped off in Round Rock and had lunch at Jimmy John's and then let the kids play on a play ground. Tyler actually made a friend with someone and shared his toys with him. For those who follow along with the McDonald's happy meal toys, Tyler had gotten two skate boards and he let this kid play with one while Tyler played with the other. It was SO nice to see as a parent. I took pictures, of course.
Here are some of Kayla with her pretty new shoes :)
And I forgot one from us at the hotel messing around. I am SO proud of this picture because I was able to capture this moment ONLY because I learned how to get proper exposure with my pictures while NOT using my flash. Look how good this picture turned out because the flash didn't go off
And that in a nut shell, was our trip. Short but nice. Even with the lack of sleep. I wanted to write one more post but I promised Tyler the computer so maybe I will get one more in later on tonight.