Tuesday, June 24, 2014

San Antonio

Scott went to San Antonio for a week for work -well, he did some work, a service project through their "give back" program, and then we had some fun.  His company flew me (and other spouses) out for the end of the week (Scott's wonderful sister watched our boys for us).  It was so much fun!  We went to a fancy dinner Thursday night together, then we all went to Sea World for the day on Friday.  That night, we found an awesome Mexican restaurant on the Riverwalk with great food and competing mariachi bands  :)

Saturday we did some exploring, saw a movie (such a luxury when you have kids!) and ate at the Hard Rock Cafe -one of our favorite places to go to in different cities.  I was basically only there for two full days, so we had to squeeze a lot of fun in to a short amount of time  :)  We succeeded!  We don't know when we'll have a vacation without our kids again, so we made sure we appreciated every second.

It was impossible not to think of our boys, of course.  Especially at Sea World.  We kept saying how much Cormac would love this or that... on the Riverwalk we kept picturing Cormac leaning too far over the water and falling in... we were looking forward to Russell's big smiles when we came home, and he did not disappoint.  He was very happy to see us.  Cormac was, too.  I was up first with him and he kept hugging me and walking away to get a toy, then coming back and hugging me :)  Then Scott came downstairs and Cormac exclaimed: "Dad, you're back!  You're back!"  He had just stopped crying (from falling and landing on a toy) and when he saw his dad he started up again... he probably missed Dad even more than Mom, since he'd been gone a whole week.

This year, instead of doing some kind of road trip for our family vacation, we're doing a "staycation."  We're looking forward to hiking with the boys, going to the new aquarium, and hopefully camping.  But it was even nicer that we got to take this trip, so it will feel like we actually got to go somewhere this year (because we did!).