We are a married couple who adopted our little Russky, Nikita {aka Nicky, Nicky noodle, little man, Nikoli, the Nickster, crazy dude, goofball, puppy love, etc...you get the picture!} from St Petersburg, Russia four years ago. Join us as we stumble through the joys and perils of parenthood, while our son teaches us a few things along the road...


San Antonio Fun

The Johnson's made the trek down the frustrating hwy 35 to San Antonio for the Labor Day weekend to see Nana and Pop. Unlike our trip down there last year, this one only took 4 1/2 hours and Nicky was more interested in the new movies on his dvd player than screaming at the trucks that passed by - thank goodness!

Our 1st stop on the San Antonio activity train was Friday morning/afternoon at Sea World. Nicky loves him some animals, so this was right up his alley.

He fed the dolphins...

The ducks...

And the sea lions & seals.

I think it would be safe to say that his favorite part was riding his first roller coaster. He rode it twice, saying "again!" after each time. I think we have a daredevil on our hands!

We continued the fun on Saturday with a trip to the San Antonio River Walk for dinner and a river cruise. If you've never done so before, I actually recommend checking it out...it was pretty amusing! I grew up in San Antonio, so I've made quite a few trips down the River Walk in my time. Nicky was very excited for the boat ride and it managed to hold his attention for almost the entire duration - thank goodness we went at night so he could see everthing all lit up. That boy loves lights!

Our 3rd attraction on the San Antonio express was riding the San Antonio Zoo Train. This was another activity in which I frequently partook as a young girl. The train meanders through Brackenridge Park, which sadly, has seen better days. Due to the drought, everything was pretty dead and threadbare. Nicky was so excited to finally ride a "choo choo"!
After the "choo choo" ride, we had a picnic lunch and played at the playground.

That evening, we celebrated Pop's birthday, and the extended family joined in for the ballyhoo.  Here's a pic of Momma, Nicky and Great Granny (aka GG)...Nicky helped Pop open his presents, but since he hadn't pooped that day, he couldn't keep his pants snapped! Every time he bent over, they would pop open; he would ask Kris for help; then would start the process all over again (at least 5 times in a row while opening 1 present!) - quite comical to say the least!
Unfortunately, all good things had to come to an end, and we sadly hugged & kissed our good-byes. It was fun to be a tourist in the city in which I was raised; it was only made better by sharing it with my husband and son!

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