Thursday, March 15, 2007

Spring Break Photos

Stephanie and the twins came to our house to start, and they all got treated to Anna's ballet class. This was a lot of fun for all the cousins!

Anna and a classmate are in front; Paige, Graham, and Colin are in the back.

The next day after a big pancake breakfast, we caravaned down to San Antonio. We stayed in a really great hotel that had a lazy river and lots of pools and other outdoor activities. UNFORTUNATELY, it poured rain so we could not avail ourselves of all the neat outdoor amenities. But, they had indoor stuff set up, like hair braiding, air brush tattoos, and a screening of CARS.

When we got to our room, Anna was so impressed she had to call her Daddy and tell him all about it. "Daddy, they have a phone and a TV in here! And the floor tiles are in a pattern; they are in a pattern. And the shower is amazing, it has walls that go up, and a seat! And they left us soaps! Isn't that nice of them?"

Here are the kids, following Stephanie like a line of little ducklings down the hall!

The next day we got up early and went to Sea World. There was no rain; instead, there was a heavy overcast mist, that blocked the sun and kept it a cool 58 degrees. We never got hot, didn't need sunblock, and I only bought one drink all day. The kids LOVED the park. They loved the kiddie rollercoaster, the shark and ray exhibit, the funny sea lion show, and the killer whale show. Anna even got to touch a dolphin! Here we are, getting ready for the big show. "SHAMU!"

At 4 in the afternoon, we were sad to say goodbye to our cousins but ready to go home. Colin fell asleep in the car on the way home, and Anna slept until 9:30 am the next day! How great to be tuckered out from so much fun!


EdamameMommy said...

Oh, I'm so glad you had the energy to put text with your pics. I went with the pictoral history on my blog. So sweet, too, to see that pic from the ballet class. I didn't get any that day (battery needed charging) so I hope you can upload any and all you took to any photo gallery please.

Eric said...

Love the pic of the ducklings.

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love the photos! Love the ballet lesson - Anna has beautiful form and you got Colin to participate!! Love the ducklings and the phone conversation and looks like it was lots of fun for all - maybe again next year with more participants?!?!
Love you, M

Leah said...

sounds like everyone had a great time...thanks for sharing the pics.

Lisa said...

This all sounds like loads of fun, esp. the bathroom in the hotel. Tell Anna that I have a thing for bathrooms. I often photograph the more interesting ones. Maybe someday she & I can make a coffee table book about them. I'll take the pictures & she can write the copy.