Thursday, May 24, 2012

San Antonio Trip May, 2012

We just got back from a trip to San Antonio and everyone had SO much fun. The kids went down a little early so I could attend a homeschool conference and then Mike and I joined them a couple of days later. They had a great time with Nana and Papa and got to spend some time with their cousins and aunts and uncles at Grandma Susie's and Aunt Nancy's, as well.

                                                               (Clay and Matthew)

                                                       (Carolina, Kasey, Kylie, Clay)

                                                         (Mikayla, Carolina & Jordan)

Once Mike and I got into town, we had a family dinner and birthday party for Clay. We got the party room at EZ's and it was a really special night for Clay. Since it was his 2nd of 3 birthday parties, I let him choose whatever cake, plate and napkins he wanted. :) He chose Spiderman. He was pretty shy with the adults most of the night (he always is) but he was very excited about his gifts. Aunt Stacy got him his first big water gun and he and Carolina had a blast shooting everyone.

One of the best parts about this trip to Nana and Papa's were the kittens. One of their stray cats had four 6-week-old kittens and another stray had one that had been born on Clay's birthday so it was one-day-old when the kids arrived. They were SO sweet and we all fell in love (but not in love enough to take one home :)).
One night we got to have a celebration dinner with my dad and brother. We all had birthdays this month, my dad finished his last round of chemo the day before and my brother graduated from college the week before. Exciting stuff!
For a couple of days, Mike and I got to take a parents' getaway to the Menger. We spent two nights there and had some wonderful food and quiet time. We try to do this every trip to San Antonio and it is always a blessing. Clay had some trouble each time we were separated this trip so it was a little harder but Nana and Papa take such good care of our kids so it's a worry-free time away.

We wrapped up our time away and I met Nana and the kids at the Magik Theater to see Knuffle Bunny.

Anita (AKA Nana) has been reading to them from the series on each of their trips so it was only natural that we see the play. Nana had even bought the kids their own Knuffle Bunnies! The kids were glued to the performance and had a lot of good things to say about it. It's fun that the book came alive for them! It was Carolina's first theater show and she did so well. Atta girl...cause truth be told mama was sweatin' it!

We left town that night to come home and get ready for another special event--Clay's Knight Birthday Party. We still have a couple of days to get ready before it's party time. What a great trip we had!

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