Monday, April 30, 2007

Fiesta San Antonio

We didn't think we'd make Fiesta this year because of our Mexico trip (see below). All of the great child oriented events had passed. But we decided to head downtown for the last day of events today. We were able to catch some music, crack a few cascarones, and eat lunch at one of our favorite Mexican food restaurants. After lunch we headed to the San Antonio Children's Museum.

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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Viva Mexico! Playa del Carmen

A great thing about living in Texas is that you can fly to Mexico and be on the beach by noon. Hence our glorious trip to Playa del Carmen. The weather was fantastic, the beach was beautiful, and the resort spoiled us with three full meals a day. We (meaning "I") had dessert with every meal. The Hip Chicks had tons-a-fun and had definitely earned their fins by the last day.
Natalya said that one of her favorite things about the trip was getting to run in the sand.

Vienne said that one of her favorite things about the trip was "eating Goldfish [crackers]".

To see the full set of photos from our trip, click here.

Some observations of life in our Mexican resort:
1. She (or he) with the darkest tan wins.
2. Sunbathing topless seemed to be more popular with women above the age of 60.
3. That the adult pool with the swim up bar probably had more pee in it than the kiddie pool.
4. That a liquor dispenser is more desirable in a hotel room than a coffee maker.
5. Saving your pool chairs in the morning was much like the Oklahoma Land Rush.
6. So nice you won't want to come back home.

Thursday, April 19, 2007


It was about a year ago today that this photo was taken. But I still love it.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Six Flags Fiesta Texas. It's Sunday and it's going to be a beautiful 75 degrees. The Hip Chicks have been begging to go to Fiesta Texas for weeks. We entered the park and were greeted by none other than... "Who is Speedy Gonzales?" and "What's his name again?" The girls had a blast and and it was such a wonderful slow walkin' kinda day.
The girls have yet to meet the height requirement (thank goodness) for most of the "thrill" rides. They were happy with what they were able to visit- a merry go round, the train that circles the park, bumper cars, and the Dots ice cream stand. Natalya did have her sights on bigger. The above picture is not a ferris wheel. It starts horizontal and gains speed in order to become vertical. Our 6 year old loved it!! Apparently, Daddy is getting too old and didn't count on the queasy stomach afterward. Mommy's heart just about exploded when I saw how fast it was going. It was Natalya's first "real" big ride. I don't think it will be her last. My heart is beating faster even as I think about it.

...Hot tamale.

And here it is just the next day. Almost 80 degrees, Texas humid. Can't do anything but drink smoothies and be thankful that it's not snowing.

Cold today...

The weather here in South Texas is very weird in the Spring. We hardly even get a Spring and usually just skip on over to Summer. We've had a wet beginning to 2007 and unusually cold days. Here is Natalya making the best of a cold day. She's layered it on and found some gardening gloves that will "do just fine."

Tutu cute.

My sweet V. I can't help but kiss her everytime I see her.