December 30, 2010

Winter Wonderland

On Monday morning, we packed up the car for a quick overnight trip to Westin La Cantera in San Antonio. It is our very favorite hotel and they were doing a whole slew of winter-themed activities for the holidays. We asked our niece Kyleigh to join us and picked her up on the way down. The girls were excited to see each other. Abby kept saying with a excited expression, "Ky-tee"!
The lobby had a gigantic Christmas tree and at least 100 poinsettias on display.
Among the fun the hotel planned was ice skating! Kyleigh and Marcus picked up their skates and set out on the ice. It is a synthetic ice made from recycled plastics.
Although not cold, they were skating on the ice after a few practice runs and a spill.

We went to the nearby mall for a little shopping and dinner and returned to the hotel around 6:30. Abby had skipped her nap, so I put her down while Kyleigh and Marcus explored.
Look at the beautiful lights and the skating rink at night.

Marcus hung out in the room for a little while and Kyleigh and I went to the fire pit for smores. It has been a long time since I have eaten a smore and even longer since I had made them.
Poor Kyleigh had never made them and was a little panicked when she caught our marshmallows on fire. We convinced her the burnt ones are the best.
We had our smores and then traded places again for Marcus and Abby to goo to the kids' club (aka North Pole) and play video games. Abby slept soundly for 13 hours in the pack and play in the bathroom!

Tuesday, we made a cold and wet trip to the zoo, but had a great time! More pictures to come!

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