Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Vacation and start of school

In August James decided to take a week vacation. With the big move this summer we decided to take it easy in Houston and then drive west to San Antonio for a small getaway. We stayed very busy while in town and had so much fun with Daddy home. On Monday we headed to the zoo for our own private viewing of the animals. (It was a private viewing because The first day of school in Houston = NO ONE there!!!) On Tuesday, Mandi, Avery, and Cate joined us at Noah's Ark Pool for one last water splashing day. The kids had so much fun running around with James. They were worn out. Wednesday we loaded the car and headed for The Hill Country Hyatt. It was perfect! Again with school starting back the resort was pretty much empty. We enjoyed the lazy river, kids pool, the play ground, fire pit, all with just a few other families. It was fun to visit with them and make new friends. On Friday we decided to head over to Sea World. We were worried James Thomas might be a little young but decided to take our chances anyway. SEA WORLD WAS THE BEST! They have a toddler section full of sesame street characters, rides, and activities. We went to the Shamu show and James Thomas was able to sit through the entire thing. This was really exciting for James and me. James even hit up a few roller coasters! All in all it was the best week ever! We ended our vacation with a night out with friends for restaurant week and then once again back to the real world. Isn't it amazing how quickly these fun times go by. Breaks my heart.

James Thomas started school that next Tuesday. This is his second year at MDPC. We absolutely love it there and have been once again blessed with great teachers. James Thomas has been three times now and is having a ball. It is great to see him grow and learn new things. PRICELESS!

Here are some pictures to tell our story!

This last picture is James Thomas' first day of school last year. Look at how much he has grown in a year!!!