Remember this post when I said we did more during the weekend than just karate? Well I am finally getting around to posting some of our "other" fun.After the tournament, we headed to the zoo. If you have never been to the San Antonio Zoo, you don't know what you are missing.
It is fantastic!
Once there, the first order of business was food. We were starving!
Yes, hot dogs are the food of champions!
Then Mattie May and Katie went to feed the birds.
I stayed outside with the drinks (they are not allowed inside with the birds.)
Then we saw some reptiles...
and some amphibians.
After the zoo, we decided to walk to the River Walk and the Alamo.
I am trying to get Mattie May doing karate in front of different landmarks. So far I am not having the best of luck. In Austin, she would not cooperate in front of the Capitol and she didn't have on her gi in front of the Alamo.
Oh, well, she looks cute anyway.
After walking and talking about the Alamo (it was closed already so we couldn't go in), Katie treated us to a carriage ride.
It was so nice and relaxing. Mattie May had a blast.
This isn't a good picture,
but this is Hannah, our horse.
Mattie May choose her because she had braids and bows!
After our ride around part of the historic area, we had supper... at Hagen Das Ice Cream! Yes, when you are with Lolo, ice cream counts for a meal.We walked around in the front of the wax museum. Mattie May wasn't really impressed by the few figures that were in the lobby, but she did find this nifty machine and her mom treated her to dessert! LOL
Not the cheapest dessert she's ever had, but it was just to fun to watch it being made.
Then we walked the 1/2 mile back to the hotel, bathed and hit the sack. Sunday was going to be another busy day.
After breakfast at the hotel, we enjoyed a full day at Fiesta Texas. I only got to ride one ride, but Mattie May rode the RoadRunner about a gajillion times. She loved it. The three of us split a hamburger and fries for lunch and then walked to the water park to meet up with the rest of our group.
Mattie May waiting for one of the boats to pass by.
Katie and Mattie May in the Texas pool.
The kids are in this somewhere...
and their fixing to get really wet!
Again, I didn't get to do much, just sit back and relax,
but the girls had a really good time.
Katie went off with some of the older kids to ride some rides and
Mattie May spent the afternoon in the kids pools having a blast with Rayven and Noah.
Two tired little super heros! LOL
Everyone was having such a great time that we left much later than we entended, but it was all worth it. Mattie May slept all the way home and Katie and I talked and sang and talked about the weekend all the way home. Sometime it's just fun to be by ourselves and think about our blessings.
Until next time.