We left on a Monday morning and arrived that afternoon. We made a potty stop at Bucee's and the girls wanted their picture taken with the beaver statue. Once we checked into our hotel we headed downtown. We walked along the Riverwalk and then went to the Alamo.
We spent ALL day at Sea World Tuesday. I have always enjoyed the animal shows, but it was really fun to see the girls get so excited and listen to their squeals of joy! We even got to see a baby sea lion that had been born early that morning. SOOO cute!
The girls have been saving their allowance money so they could buy a toy to remember our trip. Abigail began talking about seeing orca whales weeks before we left. Not surprised that's what she picked.
Wednesday we decided to take in easier and not spend all day outside. We found a REALLY cool park to play at in the morning while it was still shady. Then we had some lunch and watched a movie in our hotel. My college roommate lives in San Antonio so we were excited to hook up with her and her kiddos that night. They had tons going on that week and we were glad we were able to connect. We met them at their neighborhood pool for swimming and pizza.
Hannah and Amelia are only a year apart so they became fast friends. Abigail and Corrine had fun playing together in the shallow end despite their age difference. Luke is 9 and he was happy playing with other boys in the pool instead of the girls.
Thursday we headed to the zoo. I think this was the day the heat affected us the most. Even though we were outside longer at Sea World the day was broken up by 30 minutes of sitting in the shade to watch shows. The zoo was ALL walking. However we had lots of fun and enjoyed seeing some different animals. We bought tickets for the zoo experience which included a train ride and admission to the butterfly house.
The Japanese Tea Gardens were across the street from the zoo. We went in for a few minutes but not long because we were really hot and tired from walking around the zoo all day. They were amazing and I loved seeing all God's beauty! But I think we would have enjoyed them more if we had visited on a different day.
The week after we got back was VBS at church. Our theme this year was Amazed Beyond Belief (emoji's). It was a super busy week but we had lots of fun. And we learned that God can do anything! The girls got to come help me decorate the room I was working in which they thought was super cool! We also drove a friend back and forth. Her mamma agreed to drive one more friend than she had seats in her car. The girls loved getting to play with Ellie while waiting for her mom to get back.
Abigail was so excited that she FINALLY gets to start piano lessons! She is doing really well so far and already knows 4 different notes. So far she's pretty cooperative during practice too which is nice. I'm sure we'll have plenty of arguments before long though. HA!
I decided to take the girls to the Heard Museum one morning before it got too hot. It's only about 15 minutes away. We had a great time looking at the rescue animals and walking on one of the trails.