Wednesday morning we loaded up and headed to San Antonio for a long weekend get away with the Roby's at the JW Marriott Hill Country. We went last year for the first time and loved it...so, back we went..except this time we added a child (addison. 10M...ash was just 7.5 M preggars last year) and another belly (baby girl in my belly 5.5M)...my..how much can change in a year. :)
All the kids love the water so it was fun seeing them having such a great time...some of the best parts of being a parent is just watching your kids having such a great time, laughing and smiling...all the while, wondering what's going on in their head!
Ty remembered the slides so of course, the first thing he wanted to do is go down the slides..and he also loved the lazy river..where he just swam his little heart out. Hanna liked it all..but her favorite part was just playing in the "beachy" area where she did, as we called it, water ballet...and she would just roll around and just have a ball. She also loved the little water falls...she made several friends there.
We did the duck race again...but like last year, our ducks didn't win..but Ty had the coolest duck by far...a ninja turtle duck..his obviously, had to make a pit stop to fight the bad guys).
Hanna's was decorated with purple scribble...and of course, mommy had to add her monogram to the back! :)
After all wednesday afternoon and all day thursday, friday was our off day...we girls (minus hanna and addison) got our nails did....what a treat...while the guys were in charge of the kiddos...that afternoon we traded responsibilties with the guys while they played golf. Ty was just going to go to the driving range with the guys and maybe to the first couple of holes...but he stayed the whole time..until the 17th hole when he was done...so they called their game then. Apparently, he swung his club at least 4 times each hole running each time to his ball...the little guy was plum tuckered out! he got to eat his dinner in bed that night! :) I was way impressed...but I knew he wasn't going to want to leave once he started...he absolutely LOVES golf...and he got a "red juice" not to be confused with gatorade.. I was quickly corrected when I called it that..haha...that was a big hit too! lol.
Saturday, we woke up and did our family pictures first thing...but bc Ty was exhausted and Hanna is going through her LOVELY stage right now...my kids weren't as cooperative...but we managed to get a few....we were in and out by the pool but called it quits early and ordered pizza and lounged around the room...and then everyone (excpet me...this momma was very tired)..went to make s'mores.
Hanna loved being the older cousin and taking care of Addison...she loved playing with her but also enjoyed bossing her around..in a polite way...telling her what she doesn't need to play with..haha. and she insisted on feeding her...surprisingly, neither of them made a mess...we were impressed. Hopefully, this is a great sign of what's to rock her world in a few more months! :)
We love our family time and treasure each time we have together!!!
Hanna and granddaddy in the pool
Addison has the biggest smiles...loves to show off her teeth. Ty did sneak in a crumb from a fry...which she swallowed immediately (haha) and aunt lindsey gave her bites of a yummy, soft biscuit...she liked that too....I think she is going to enjoy her table food! :)
Ty's second love is baseball...so naturally, we had to bring all his gear...he had baseball practice almost nightly.
Hanna on the 2nd day...aahhh..the life.
getting ducks ready for their big race...no he's not a lefty..for whatever reason he decided to color that way.
Hanna's beautiful duck. Last year she was too young to color it so I think Granddaddy decorated it for her with a double T....this year she chose purple and scribbles! (sorry granddaddy...looks like she'd rather be an ACU Wildcat....lol!
Meet Leonoardo the duck!
the ducks race around the corner of the lazy river..ty and hanna's came in the middle.
back to the slides...
If you ever go there...invest in water shoes for the whole family. the ground gets so hot...we didn't do that last year..but we learned..this was first thing in the morning so it wasn't hot yet..but even trav wore his in the afternoons.
Ty having a ball with his daddy.
When you go down the lazy river after the slide there are water cannon's above that people can use to shoot you...Ty took note of that and wanted to shoot his daddy after coming off the "Big" slide (Ty's not tall enough yet to ride it)...so we loaded up his water gun and went to shoot his daddy...Ty just thinks that is hilarious..and I love to watch his sweet laugh.
Hanna was a little ataken back by all the people..there was a ton..in fact, the hotel was sold out that weekend (we even witnessed a wedding ourside our room)..got to love holiday weekends. We would always send a fam member down to the pool early to claim some chairs...so we always had some! :)
Enjoying the water falls.
Ty requested his daddy go down the slide alone so he could shoot him...haha. Trav was a great sport and did his request...and got nailed with the water cannon in the process.
Fourth of July we enjoyed the festivities of the band...and attempted a little cousin photo...
Ty (3 1/2) Hanna (20M), Addison (10M).
Hanna loved the band and danced her little heart out...even busting out some new moves..haha.
attempted (word of the weekend) family shot..
The weather couldn't have been more perfect the whole time.
a little brother-sister dance. I just love the way they love each other...so super sweet! They love to be around each other and protect each other...love them to pieces.
Ty really enjoyed the ping pong table...although, with just 1 table out of 1,000 guests (that number is a little exaggerated)..it was always taken.. especially by young boys...but, Ty would wait patiently and with the help of mommy and daddy he'd squeeze in a few hits with the "big boys." made his days!
the night the boys were golfing, we girls, headed to a casual dinner...we tried to get a pic of the girls together..but Hanna was coping Aunt Ashley being a monkey....her favorite animal...so while Addison was laughing at her silly mommy...Hanna joined in on the fun! haha.
right as we were headed back from our dinner (with a 1 1/2 and 10M old..it didn't last long)...we caught the guys walking back...they had a great time..and the nice gentleman that played behind them gave ty 3 of his golf balls...ty was so excited.
Ty asked Trav if mommy was "watching them play golf on TV?" my little future golfer. and...if that time ever comes when he's playing on TV...you better believe the only way I will be watching it on TV is if I record it and watch it again after I get home from watching it live, following him on the golf course! :) Ty's biggest fan right here! :)
I am not sure what was more fun..the guys enjoying playing golf at a beautiful course or them having and watching ty play his little heart out!
Hanna was excited to see her daddy...and was ready for bed.
saturday, first thing, was our family photo's.....:)
Gamy and Granddaddy with their grandkids..
ty wanted a pic by himself...haha. (and snuggie).
our little family...so blessed!
afterwards...it was back to the pool...
later that afternoon after a couple of meltdowns we called it a day...went in and ordered pizza...and just hung out as a fam...it was a great ending to our roby family vacation.
What will next year bring???
oh, and during our kids nap time one day...Trav and I jumped on the Instagram bandwagon(@jtroby314 and @lroby)...I decided I needed another form of entertainment during nighttime feeds with baby #3....so, please posts lots of pictures to feel at least 30 minutes every 3 hours! Thanks...haha.
Hope everybody had as great of a weekend as we did...now back to reality..and cooking! haha.