Monday, August 17, 2009

Quick Vacation

Last week we had our hardwood floors refinished, so we couldn't stay at home. We thought this would be a perfect oppurtunity to take a mini-vacation. We stayed at the lakehouse and explored the area around us a little. On Thursday, we went to La Cantera, where Mom got to shop some and Dad finally got to go to Bass Pro Shops. (David has been dying to go there for a long time.) There Cooper got to ride in the elevator that goes into a big fish tank and then we tried out kid-carrying backpacks for when we take Cooper camping and hiking this fall.
On Friday our friends brought their boat to the lake and Cooper enjoyed his first boat ride. Mom was excited because she got to water-ski. (She had missed out on water activities last year because she was carrying precious cargo.) Cooper did awesome on the boat...he didn't resist the life jacket and seemed to like the loud motor and water splashing in his face. Dad said Cooper thought it was funny when he saw Mom get up on skis. After a few hours on the lake, we
took our dog-tired selves back to the house for fajitas. Cooper and his few friend, three-year-old Emily, had a lot of fun playing chase and "where's Cooper?" (Bad Mom and Dad, we didn't get a single picture on this day...we really need a waterproof camera!)
On Saturday we attempted to have a picnic in Landa Park in New Braunfels, but a Saturday in the summer is no day to try that...there was absolutely no parking there at lunchtime, so we had to settle for lunch at Los Cucos. Mom and Dad enjoyed a margarita while Cooper enjoyed making faces at the kid making faces at him at the next table. (He is such a social little guy!) After lunch we decided to give the park another try, and low and behold, found a parking spot at the spring-fed pool. We were on the verge of heat stroke at this point, so swimming at the pool was a must. Cooper is quite the water baby, so of course he enjoyed swimming amongst the minnows and other kids, even though the water was COLD!

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