Monday, October 24, 2011

Day 24 - Ds Conference Part 2

My mom, Ella and I flew out of Spokane early Wednesday morning and got into San Antonio that afternoon. Holy crap it was beyond hot. It makes taking a shuttle with 3 suitcases, a stroller, a car seat and 2 carry-ons much harder when it is 112 degrees outside. The walk from the shuttle to the rental car was....interesting. We had some little cart thing to throw all of our luggage on and I was pushing that, well the wheels didn't exactly turn and so the whole thing ended up tipping and dumping our luggage. I just stood there laughing and melting, luckily the attendant at the lot took pity on me and ran over and helped us get our luggage to the car. Our car was a BLACK Mazda 5, so he cranked that on while I fought with installing the car seat. It's crazy how much harder everything is in that heat. We lived in Texas for nearly 4 years, but I guess you forget just how miserably hot it really is!! Anyhow by some sort of miracle we made it to our hotel, unpacked and then set off on a search for a Chik-fil-A. We found it and it was yummy, LOL!!!! We ate and then stopped at Walmart to get a few groceries. When we got back to the hotel it was dark so we just walked around the water park and checked it out! The next day we spent at the water park, which when it is that hot is the perfect thing to do!!! Thursday evening we went to the early registration pick up. Right outside the doors they had this huge Longhorn!

They were letting the kids and adults with Down syndrome to climb on up and take pictures. Ella was very reluctant!! She was sitting up there with her head down kind of sad, that is until everyone standing around started to cheer. If you know Ella you know she LOVES an audience!!!

That thing was MASSIVE and oh so cool!!


Courtney said...

These are great! I love the first one and I love her hat!!

ParkerMama said...

One of these days I'm going to make it to a NDSC Conference! Looks like you guys are having a great time!

Tammy and Parker
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Kristin said...

Love the longhorn. Hate the Texas heat :)

Alaina and Kyle said...

Wish we could have made it!! Hopefully, next year! Love the pictures. She is so darn cute.