Thursday, June 9, 2011

Trip for Jaylie

We went on a little family get away the weekend before she started her radiation treatments (I am just now getting to it, I have a lot of pictures I want to put up, its just hard to find time). We wanted Jaylie to have a blast and wanted to create fun and happy memories that she would hopefully remember for a long time.  A huge thank you to Jess, Bryan, and Chris for helping us do this.  Ya’ll are awesome and we will forever be grateful.

We had a blast! It was so nice to just feel like a normal family and put all of this out of our minds for a couple days.  The kids had so much fun and so did we. We went to Sea World on our first day. The kids had not been in 2 years, so they were super excited. It was so great to see their faces light up during the shows and when they would see the animals. I love Sea World, always have. It was awesome.  It was hot but there was a breeze so it wasn't too bad and it was not crowded at all! After Sea World, we headed to our hotel. We stayed at the JW Marriott resort in San Antonio. It is amazing! I highly recommend it. Jaylie said on our last day that she wished it was our home and that she could live there forever. They have an awesome pool with a huge lazy river and water slides. They always had different fun activities going on, like balloon artists, animal shows, magic shows, movies by the pool at night, smores at night, crafts for the kids, they had a rubber duck race in the lazy river, and lots more. Once we got to the hotel, we did not leave-it was too fun and there was too much going on!  We saw a couple of our friends while we were there. The Woods visited us at the resort for a couple hours and then we stopped at The Wheelus’s house on the way back to Austin.  It was so fun to see them.  On monday, Memorial Day, we went to Cheesecake Factory. Jaylie had been asking to go there for a while now, so we ended her special weekend with that.

Kip, Crew, Breklyn and Jaylie at Sea World

 Mom (Kajsa) with the kids

It was hot, you can tell it in his cheek color :) By the way, this kid is a little angel, I'm so in love with him!

Watching the dolphin and whale show

Love this face

Feeding the dolphins. We had never done this before so it was really exciting. Jaylie was a little bit scared :)

Every time I tried to take a picture of Breklyn, she would do this face and kind of turn away. Shes going through a stage right now that unless it is her idea she doesn't want her picture taken. Shes so funny.

Showing the camera her penny from the penguin exhibit.

We bought Jaylie a shamu. We told her she could get anything she wanted in the store on the way out and she wanted a shamu.  We told Breklyn she could get what she wanted to, but she did not want to buy anything, she just wanted a drink, so we got her one. We did a lot of things this trip that we don't usually do like buying them things, feeding the dolphins, getting treats at the hotel, etc. Pretty much whatever the two girls wanted to get or do, we did it. We felt like this was our last trip before treatment started and things might not ever be the same after, so we just had fun and did not worry. It was nice.

Hiding from the camera again

Crew laughing during a show

The kids loved the show

 They had a rubber duck race at the resort. All the kids decorated their rubber duck with colored sharpies and then they put them in the lazy river to race.
Breklyns duck

Jaylies duck

Breklyn and Jaylie with Calvin and Tillie (our friends kids)

Loved this picture of them laughing together

The kids loved this butterfly, it was so big!

Jaylie and Breklyn watching the animal show. They had some neat animals that you don't see very much.

Crew sleeping during the animal show. Most of the pictures I have of him, he is asleep in the stroller. He is such a good baby.
Swimming in the pool with Dad

Asleep at the pool

Jaylie having fun in the pool

The girls with their balloons the balloon artist made them. Jaylie got a unicorn and Breklyn a flower. They loved them.

Crew sleeping at dinner. Crew slept in the stroller a lot this trip. We were never in a room to let him nap in a crib. He was a trooper.

There were a few different restaurants at the resort. One of them does the dinner outside on tables. We went and it was really fun. It was good barbeque. They had a country music band playing and had this longhorn there for people to get on and take pictures. The girls had fun dancing to the music and seeing the longhorn. Breklyn was so scared, she would not even get near it. 

Pictures from our dinner at Cheese cake factory

She kept wanting me to take a ton of pictures of her like this!


  1. What a trooper! Glad your family had some fun together with all the 'chaos.' Your family has been in our thoughts and prayers daily. Your faith through this is inspirational.

  2. I'm so glad ya'll had a great family get away! We all love you guys and the guys were so excited to be able to do what they did! Thank you for letting them do it :D